Senior Waste Operations & Contracts Management Officer

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Senior Waste Operations & Contracts Management Officer
Contract / Temporary

Leicestershire 0008 ED6C / 1

Posted: 3rd June 2024 14:33
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  • Pay Rate:

    £19.39 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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Temporary Senior Waste Operations & Contracts Management Officer

Reference no: Leicestershire 0008 ED6C / 1

Pay Rate: £19.39 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


Working Address: Hybrid (home working/County Hall/waste sites as required). 

They must have a current, valid driving licence and access to their own transport to travel to waste sites across the County.

Support the current team and assist the Team Manager with projects that range from procurement to management of large contracts such as recycling and treatment contracts. Lead on the development and delivery of waste operational projects and improvements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the Team Manager as required and provide cover in the absence of the Principal Waste Contracts Officer.
  • 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).
  • Manage and operate waste and related maintenance contracts for: Recycling & Household Waste Sites (RHWS), Waste Transfer Stations (WTS), waste disposal/treatment and environmental maintenance.
  • Oversee site provision of operational equipment, legal consents, security systems (such as CCTV) and other maintenance.
  • Monitor compliance at RHWS and WTS sites in accordance with relevant legislation including health and safety and environmental legislation etc.
  • Prepare contract documentation, including contract specifications and invitations to tender, in accordance with legislation and County Council procedures.
  • Monitor and management of relevant budgets.
  • Lead on the customer interface and manage customer enquiries.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Relevant Degree; or Substantial equivalent experience in contract procurement, contract management or management of waste operations
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (or willing to work towards)
  • COTC or equivalent (or willing to work towards)


  • Good knowledge of waste disposal and treatment legislation
  • Good knowledge of project management principles
  • A good working understanding of Environmental Permits, Environmental Management Systems and associated documents (Fire Prevention Plans, Odour Management Plans etc)
  • Proactive hands on Health & Safety Management (drafting and reviewing Risk Assessments, Method Statements / Safe Systems of Work, Permits to Work, incident reporting, training etc)
  • Site operations and environmental maintenance/compliance


  • Procurement and management of waste or maintenance contracts
  • Management of waste operations (or services of an equivalent operational nature)
  • Budget management, monitoring and planning
  • Effective engagement with customers
  • Management and delivery of projects 
  • Hands on weekly / monthly monitoring and forecasting for budgets
  • Hands on customer (service user) complaints handling.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills including the ability to negotiate, shape and influence to achieve successful outcomes and to continue to build on the credibility of the Council and its services.
  • Connect with communities and localities through listening, dialogue and understanding community needs;
  • Build powerful relationships across stakeholders, peers and partners, creating open and transparent relationships based on trust.
  • Lead and deliver sustainable, collective high performance through leadership, the setting of clear priorities and a strong approach to performance management.


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Job Ref: Leicestershire 0008 ED6C / 1
Senior Waste Operations & Contracts Management Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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