Senior Waste Operations & Contracts Management Officer

LocationCounty Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RA
Salary£37,410 - £40,083 per annum
Closing Date2 August 2024

Employer Leicestershire County Council

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An exciting new opportunity has arisen within the Waste Management Delivery team at Leicestershire County Council.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Waste Operations & Contracts Management Officer with experience in contract management who can support the management of Leicestershire County Council’s Recycling and Household Waste Sites (RHWS) and Waste Transfer Station (WTS) on-site operations.

About the Role

As the successful candidate, you will become an essential member of the Waste Management Delivery Team.  You will: –

  • Lead on the development and delivery of waste operational projects and improvements.
  • Develop and deliver recycling and treatment services.
  • Develop and deliver savings initiatives (including income generation).
  • Monitor and manage relevant budgets.
  • Procure, manage, and operate waste and related maintenance contracts for: Recycling & Household Waste Sites (RHWS), Waste Transfer Stations (WTS), waste disposal/treatment and environmental maintenance.
  • Monitor compliance at RHWS and WTS sites in accordance with relevant legislation including health and safety and environmental legislation.
  • Oversee site provision of operational equipment, legal consents, security systems (such as CCTV) and other maintenance.

Support the Waste Management Delivery teams and Team Manager as required.

About You

To apply for this post, you must:

  • Hold a relevant degree or equivalent experience in waste management, contract management or contract procurement.  Hold a COTC (or be willing to work towards) and be a member of the CIWM (or willing to work towards).
  • Have experience in budget management including monitoring and planning abilities.
  • Have experience of management and delivery of projects, including good knowledge of project management principles.
  • Demonstrate the capability to build powerful relationships across stakeholders, utilising excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to negotiate, shape and influence as well as work to tight timescales.
  • Have experience of procurement and management of waste or maintenance contracts. Hold a good knowledge of site operations and environmental compliance, as well as experience of managing waste operations (or services of an equivalent operational nature).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and can apply this to all situations.

Be able to travel to locations across the County as required and perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provision of the Equality Act 2010.

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:

Luke Crown

Team Manager, Waste Contracts and Compliance


0116 3050597

How to Apply

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 that should be no longer than 500 words 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. 

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post or you want to request an application pack in an alternative format, please contact our Employee Service Centre by telephoning 0300 3030222 (select option 2) or raising a ticket via our online portal: https://emss.freshdesk.com/support/home.

By applying for this post, you agree to our Terms and Conditions.


About Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council is a Stonewall Top 100Disability ConfidentMenopause FriendlyMindful EmployerFostering Friendly, Forces Friendly, and Cycle Friendly organisation. In August 2021, we also signed up to the Race at Work Charter. We are strongly committed to promoting equality and opportunity, championing employee wellbeing and investing in staff training and development.

Our aim is to work with communities and partners to deliver public services that make Leicestershire the best possible place to live and work for everyone. Our employees play a key role in supporting this goal and helping us deliver the vital services we provide to the people of Leicestershire.

For further information on what it’s like to work for us and the benefits we offer, please refer to the following:

Our Recruitment Process
Our Organisational Values
Our Employee Benefits
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