Senior Waste Contracts Officer

GreenJobs - Buckinghamshire County Council
Date Posted
6th November 2018
£35,000 to £40,000 Per Annum


In this senior waste contracts role, you'll lead on contract managing key waste disposal/ treatment contracts within the Waste Management Team. Your knowledge and expertise will be used to provide authoritative professional waste management advice, guidance and support both within the team and externally. This will role will also support the commissioning and procurement of new waste services.

About us

The Waste Management team, made up waste commissioning, waste contracts and waste promotion officers, is well respected within the Transport, Economy & Environment service at Buckinghamshire County Council. We were nominated and shortlisted for Team of the Year 2018 at BCC's Workplace Heroes earlier this year. The work we do is fast paced and dynamic, but we are also a supportive and collaborative team.

About the role

In this role you'll ensure that key waste management contracts deliver the service outcomes and performance expected of them. You will be required to develop and deliver services with a high level of technical expertise, leading on contractual negotiations, performance management and reviews. Contracts that require managing include food waste treatment, green waste composting Household Recycling Centres and the Energy from Waste residual waste treatment. You'll also provide expert waste management advice to a wide range of stakeholders internally and externally, for example colleagues, customers, councillors and senior officers.

For full details of the requirements for this role please see the attached job summary.

About you

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you'll have a strong background in a waste contract management environment that may include commissioning / procurement, together with a proven ability to contribute to service planning, improvements, and development activity.

An excellent communicator, you will be able to engage with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, communicating changes in policy and strategies, as well as providing expert advice, guidance, and support on complex issues.

With experience of project management, you will demonstrate initiative and the ability to manage complex plans, prioritise and co-ordinate resources to deliver priorities within time constraints.

Please also note that access to your own vehicle is an essential requirement for the role as there will be a need to travel across the county to various sites.

For full details of the skills, knowledge, and experience required for this role please see the job summary below.

Other information

Interviews will be held during week commencing 26th November in Aylesbury.

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Our values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach. Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It's all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We're people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

About the Business Unit

Buckinghamshire - one of the fastest growing economies in the UK - is facing an exciting period of major growth. Our aim is to manage the major growth pressures within Buckinghamshire in a tough financial climate. Commercial and innovative, we are developing policies that strike the right balance between environment protection and growth. We're adopting innovative solutions to service delivery and growth. We partner with businesses and community sectors in virtually everything we do; playing to the strengths of these sectors to deliver first class services to our customers.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That's why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafes, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 26%. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.

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