Eastern IOS
Barhale, Crow Lane, Northampton, NN3 9BX
Closing date

Within Anglian Water, we collaborate with several alliance partners to provide the region's best water and water recycling services by maintaining our existing assets and undertaking new projects to safeguard future water supplies.

Playing a key part in our drive to bring environmental and social prosperity to the region we serve through our commitment to Love Every Drop is our Integrated Operational Solutions (IOS) Alliance. Comprising of Anglian Water, Morrison Utility Services, Barhale and Kier, the IOS Alliance work together to concentrate on solutions across the water recycling and clean water asset base, typically totalling £50-60m per year.

The IOS alliance works across multiple disciplines including Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation and Control. We are incorporating new construction, replacement, or repair. Spanning the entirety of the Anglian Waters asset base.

To ensure water and water recycling projects in the Northampton area are managed successfully from inception to completion, ensuring all required standards, regulations, commercial affordability targets and time frames are met, we are looking for a Yard Operative to join the team.

What you will be doing as our Yard Operative?

To assist with loading and unloading vehicles and maintain a clean and safe yard area.

Working as part of the depot operations team and providing full operational support to all areas of the business.


 Equipment Hire

  • Load delivery vehicles using system-generated paperwork. 
  • Ensure all external hauliers have the relevant paperwork and drivers are loaded with allocated deliveries only.

Service & Maintenance

  • Prepare non-mechanical plant for hire; clean down, checking ready for hire.
  • Support the Tools, Plant,

Health and Safety

  • Complete tasks by the depot risk assessments and notify the Yard manager of any potential non-compliance. 
  • Report accidents and near misses using the correct methods.
  • Maintain excellent levels of housekeeping, ensure areas are free from waste and trip hazards etc.


  • Ensure works are carried out by processes. 
  • Contribute to continuous improvement by providing suggestions and feedback to Management.
  • Work to agreed timescales updating the yard manager on progress.  Maintain good communication with other Management at all times.

Key Experiences/Skills:


  • Previous experience loading and unloading vehicles.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow procedures.
  • Ability to work well within a team, offering support to others.
  • Forklift licence


  • Previous experience working in a similar role in the plant or equipment hire industry.
  • Product knowledge of plant and materials
  • Slinger/Signaller