Principal Waste Contracts Officer

LocationCounty Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RJ & Hybrid Working
Salary £41,208 - £45,054 per annum
Closing Date15 March 2024

Employer Leicestershire County Council

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An exciting new opportunity has arisen within the Waste Contracts and Haulage team at Leicestershire County Council.

We are looking to recruit a Principal Waste Contracts Officer with experience in the waste contracts sector, focusing on the management of key, high value (£3mil to £10 mil per annum) waste contracts, support the development of waste management services and to plan, implement operational service development

About the Role

As the successful candidate, you will become an essential member of the Contracts and Haulage Operations Team. You will be responsible for procuring and overseeing high value contracts.  that enable effect management of the county’s waste.  Your role will contribute to providing residents with a high quality and cost effective service.

A proactive, flexible, ‘can do’ attitude, a commercial approach and good financial management as well as excellent problem-solving skills are key attributes. You will also be responsible for supporting and delivering innovative opportunities to optimise efficiency savings and develop our services in the future.

Candidates should have a relevant degree or equivalent experience. You will have a background in contract management, procurement, and service development ideally within the waste sector.  Your knowledge should ideally extend to statutory requirements, policies and procedures related to operating an efficient waste disposal service.

About You

To apply for this post, you must:

  • Hold a relevant degree and/or equivalent experience in contract, procurement, and management
  • Have extensive experience in waste contract procurement and management.
  • Understand and have experience in budget management, forecasting and reporting for significant budgets.
  • Be able to interpret and create technical/non-technical reports and advise stakeholders accordingly
  • Engage with stakeholders, including meetings, exhibitions, and the media
  • Strong knowledge of waste management and relevant legislation.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation skills and a willingness to travel across the county as required.  

You must also have an understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations.

In addition, we also expect you to share our commitment to our values and will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

Reasonable adjustments will be considered for applicants with a disability.

Interested in Flexible Working?

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual’s personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below. This may include requests for term-time working, part-time hours, compressed hours, flexible start and finish times, home/remote working, etc.

Every role within the Council has a defined working style which determines where they can work. The worker category applicable to this post is detailed in the above advert. You can find out more about our worker categories in the Our Working Styles page on our career site.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact:

Sally Talbot, Waste Contracts and Haulage Team Manager

Telephone: 0116 3056180

Email: sally.talbot@leics.gov.uk

How to Apply

Please apply sending us your CV as well a supporting statement, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. The supporting statement should be no longer than 500 words and be incorporated into your CV, to form a single document.

Leicestershire County Council is an inclusive organisation which is on a journey to embed and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion at every level. We warmly welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, as having a diverse workforce with different perspectives and ideas is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our communities. We particularly welcome applicants from Ethnically Diverse and LGBTQ+ communities and people with disabilities to create a balanced workforce and one that reflects the communities we serve. Applicants with a disability who meet the criteria listed in the ‘About You’ section above will be offered an interview under the Disability Confident Employer Scheme.

To apply for this job, please click on ‘Apply Now’. You will need to upload a supporting statement as part of your application which explains how you meet the criteria listed in the ‘About You’ section above. For more information, see the How to Apply section on our career site.


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