Principal Waste Contracts Officer

LocationCounty Hall,, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8RJ and Interlink Way South, Bardon, Leicestershire, LE67 1PG
Salary£39,282 - £43,128
Closing Date18 December 2022

Employer Leicestershire County Council

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An exciting new opportunity has arisen within our team. Leicestershire County Council is looking to recruit a senior officer with experience in the waste contracts sector focusing on procuring and managing medium (>£1m) to high value (>£5m) contracts and assisting with the development and management of our statutory waste disposal service.

The County Council is constantly looking to innovate and deliver a commercial approach to provide the best value service for its residents. For example, we have insourced the operation and haulage of its Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) and Waste Transfer Stations (WTS) following the end of contracts with external providers.

As the successful candidate, you will become an essential member of the Contracts and Haulage Operations Team. You will procure and manage medium (>£1m) to high value (>£5m) contracts to ensure we deliver a high quality and value for money service.

A proactive, flexible, ‘can do’ attitude, a commercial approach and good financial management and 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 experience in (ideally waste) contract management and procurement and service development. Ideally, your knowledge will cover statutory requirements, policies and procedures that are associated with operating a waste disposal service.

Leicestershire County Council is committed to Smarter Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service. We are supportive of flexible working and candidates who wish to discuss this or any other aspect of the role should contact Sue Smith, Team Manager – Contracts and Haulage Operations on 0116 3058389. Examples of Smarter Working may include requests for flexible working patterns, part-time hours, compressed hours, flexible start and finish times, home/ remote working etc. This role will involve some out of hours working and emergency cover, due to the operational nature of the service.

Please apply on our online system uploading 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.

Please see the link below to Environment and Transport’s web pages for further information about the department, working for Leicestershire County Council and the job opportunities available.  The web pages also contain CV Guidance documents for Applicants to read and use.

Equality and diversity is everyone’s business. Here at the council, we’ve been building on strong foundations since achieving ‘excellent’ status in 2011 under the Equality Framework for Local Government. We have a corporate Equalities Board, supported by departmental equality groups and also our staff groups for Black, Asian and Multi Ethnic Staff, Disabled Workers, LGBT+ and Carers. We believe that a strong, diverse workforce will bring together different perspectives and ideas. To find out more please click here.

For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.


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