Transport Coordinator Trade Waste / Transport Team Leader

The Role - Transport Team Leader

Location: Edinburgh

Job description

The NWH Group is a second-generation family business headquartered in Midlothian. Servicing the whole of Scotland and the north east of England from ten sites, the NWH Group’s vision is to eliminate waste by transforming it into a valuable product.

On this journey to eliminate waste we provide waste collection services to the Commercial & Industrial, Office, Leisure & Retail and Construction industries. Collecting waste with our fleet of Trade Refuse, Skip, Tipper, Grab and Walking Floor articulated vehicles, we transport materials to our material recycling facilities where we produce and recover valuable products such as metals, cardboard, paper, washed sands, biomass for energy and animal bedding.

The business is now ready for the next phase of growth following strong trading performances. We are recruiting to expand our team to deliver this growth.

The NWH Group has strong family values and cultures which underpin the recruitment process. Do you want to work for a business which puts safety and compliance at the forefront of everything? Would you like to be part of a team who never settle and are always aiming higher, who value each other’s contributions and who always strive to deliver that local service whilst part of a national business? If the answer is yes, then we may have the position for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Transport Coordinator/Transport Team Leader with a Trade Waste to join our team based in Edinburgh. This role will be responsible for the coordination of the day-to-day logistics of the NWH fleet across several different vehicle sectors including Skips and Roll on Roll off Hook vehicles.

The ideal candidate would have experience within a similar role, knowledge of Transport Legislation, have the ability to manage a demanding situation, and be a positive team player. It is essential to be competent in using the Microsoft Office packages and to be confident navigating online platforms e.g. tracker and work allocation systems.

This is a full-time position working Monday to Friday 7am-5pm, with rotational Saturday working, and will offer a competitive salary of £31,000 - £35,000 per annum dependant on experience. 

A knowledge of Edinburgh would be an advantage.

Job Activities:

- Communicate and allocate work with drivers as cost effectively and efficiently as possible

- Leading a team of drivers in a positive proactive manner

- Assist other transport co-ordinators in the logistics of their vehicles and drivers as required

- Enforcing Health, Safety and Compliance requirements with drivers

- Management of driving staff including recording of sickness, holidays, payroll, and continuously reviewing driver performance.

Transport Coordinator Knowledge and Skills Required:


- Logistics industry experience

- Tachograph and drivers’ hours regulations

- Good geographical knowledge

- Professionalism

- Positive attitude

- Team Player

- Good communication skills

- Ability to deal with challenging situations

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £31,000 - £35,000 per year


  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme

Application question(s):

  • Must have Trade Waste Experience

Work Location: In person

To apply for this position, please apply on this page, send a CV to careers@nwhgroup.co.uk or call 0333 320 4000

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