Senior Waste Officer

EmployerWiltshire Council


Salary £32,029 - £33,799

Closing date 15 Aug 2019



Phone 01225 71852

Temporary/fixed term Contract – 31 March 2020

We are looking for a Senior Waste Officer to join our Waste Services Team. Are you passionate about delivering high quality waste services that help the council and its residents protect the environment and divert as much waste from landfill as possible?

Would you like to work in a senior client management role for a large, forward thinking unitary local authority and receive benefits such as flexible and home working, 25% off rail travel, local government pension and training and development opportunities? If so, this role may be for you.

About the role

Based in County Hall the Senior Waste Officer will undertake key contract management activities, including the interpretation and assessment of complex data to inform detailed monthly appraisals of contract performance, environmental compliance, budget monitoring and forecasting activities.

Providing continuing senior technical support to ensure the robust management of several new and existing multi-million pound service contracts for the collection and management of waste and recycling, and closely support the management of two landfill diversion contracts that, alongside our recycling services, helped Wiltshire Council divert over 84% of the waste it managed in 2018/19 from landfill.

About you

You will ideally have a degree in economics, statistics, applied mathematics or a degree in an environmental discipline and able to demonstrate excellent ICT skills, with a particular focus on the interpretation of complex data sets and financial information.

A knowledge of relevant recycling and waste policies and legislation to include the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Controlled Waste Regulations 2012, national waste policy framework, and the Waste Framework Directive would be required, alongside practical experience of managing service enquiries from a wide range of stakeholders.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Interviews will be held on 6th September 2019.

Find out more and apply

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable.

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as our values and behaviours framework (Approximately half of all interview questions relate to the framework).

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

For specific information about this job, please contact Martin Litherland, Head of service. Email: Telephone: 01225 71852.

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.

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