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Waste Operative, London Stansted Airport

Date: 23-Feb-2023

Location: London Stansted Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Waste Operative -  London Stansted Airport
  • Permanent, Full-time (42 Hours) 
  • £11.72 per hour inclusive of 17.5% shift allowance 
  • We are proud to be a diverse employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds
  • Free on-site parking whilst working/Up to 80% discount on bus, coach and rail

About us


MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports along with MAG USA, a major airport services business based out of Chicago. Pre-Covid we were enjoying year on year growth with FY20 seeing MAG seeing revenue of £893m, driven by passenger numbers along with non-aero yields and increased cargo operations, contributing more than £3b to the UK economy.


Job Purpose 


As Waste Operative your main purpose will be to:


  • To effectively deliver a wasteaway service from the Terminal and surrounding site
  • To transfer waste in a timely and effective manner
  • To deliver the end to end process for the retail waste away process including delivery of recycling, food and waste bags
  • Waste sortation at source in the recycling plant


Principal Accountabilities for Waste Operative:


  • Responsible for operational delivery of waste removal
  • Reporting of any contamination of recycling waste
  • Excellent knowledge of waste away services and recycling constraints
  • Be a champion of promoting recycling within the airport to drive improvements
  • Manage any necessary remedial action when services do not meet the required standard
  • Delivery of continuous improvement and efficiencies


Knowledge, Experience and Skills


  • Knowledge of waste away processes
  • Physically able to carry out the tasks including manoevering up to 1100 litre wheelie bins
  • Able to understand a peak and flow operation and react in real time to operational requirements

Did you know? You can get up to 80% discount on bus, coach and rail!


The easy and cheap way to get to work at the Airport is by public transport. The Airport Travelcard is very simple to use and you have the option of purchasing monthly or annually from the Airport Commuter Centre.

Depending on your home postcode (please check the route you need) you are entitled to an Airport Travelcard. You have the option to purchase a monthly, 3 monthly, 6 monthly or annual Airport Travelcard – giving you more savings! An annual Travelcard gives you two months FREE! Learn more by clicking here.




As a MAG employee you will have access to some great benefits including; 


✈Free on-site parking whilst working

✈Free Airport parking when you go on holiday (subject to availability and pre-booking)

✈Access to “Benefits me – My MAG rewards” portal with discounts and savings

✈24hour Employee Assistance Programme

✈MAG Pension scheme

✈Discounts on MAG products such as Escape Lounges and holiday parking at our Airports


What do we offer?

This role offers a salary of £21,797.85, in addition to 17.5% shift allowance.  In addition, there are comapny benefits.  


How do I apply?

Please submit your up-to-date CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the role criteria.



Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments


MAG are a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business. We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work. At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.


As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to get in touch with our Recruitment Team to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen. You can contact the team by emailing