Service Manager – Waste and Public Realm

LocationCounty Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight
SalaryGrade 14, £55,010 to £59,114 per annum
Closing Date5 March 2024

Employer Isle of Wight Council

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An exciting opportunity to lead Waste and Public Realm services is awaiting a confidant, strong communicator with a passion for parks, trees, open spaces, strong environmental enforcement, and high achieving waste collection through to disposal services.

Managing a team of contract managers and operational staff, you will be at home managing the performance of our waste service providers to continue delivering high quality collection services and striving for excellence in minimisation, recycling, and landfill diversion. Our waste PPP contract is achieving great things and needs a good eye for detail and strong relationship building to lead and monitor required outcomes.

Working with the trees and parks staff you will ensure our open spaces offer amazing outdoor connectivity for the community. Your team of environment officers will help you lead the effort to maintain clearer streets, parks and playground and support town, parish, and community councils in ensuring open spaces are welcoming environments.

This role will require an agile mind and strong negotiation skills, as well as a warm and welcoming approach to stakeholders. We are looking for a strong self-starter and charismatic leader with a passion for everything green. Working to grow, protect and maintain our wider environment for the benefit of our community.

 For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Natasha Dix at Natasha.dix@iow.gov.uk or Emily Tapsfield at Emily.Tapsfield@IOW.gov.uk 

When you join #TeamIWC you’ll receive our staff benefits package, including:

  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

  Local Government pension scheme

  Discounted Solent ferry travel

–  Island bus network discount

  Cycle to work scheme

  Staff parking permit scheme

  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

  National and local discounts & benefits schemes


For some vacancies (subject to criteria)

  A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us

  If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed

Vacancy Reference: 2024_747

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

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