This is an exciting opportunity to join a close, friendly and high performing team in one of the best performing councils in the country for household waste management. We also offer great flexible working arrangements where applicable to help meet your and our needs.
This is key role in a small but dynamic team, who are collectively responsible for the smooth running and management of Oxfordshire’s waste disposal contracts including household waste recycling centres, closed landfill sites, energy from waste, transfer stations, anaerobic digestion, street sweeping processing, composting and clinical waste treatment.
About the role
Your principal duties supporting the two Principal Officers will include managing performance of contracts through site visits, contract meetings, budget and financial management and dealing directly with enquiries and complaints. You will have the opportunity to get involved in procurement and will help represent the authority on a number of groups, webinars and seminars. A high level of trust will be provided to you, and you will have a degree of autonomy to make the role your own. You will also be provided with appropriate training and have the opportunity to gain new skills to help progress both the authority’s ambitions and your career in waste and contract management.
We are proud to be part of the Oxfordshire Resources and Waste Partnership and the postholder will also have regular liaison with city and district council partners.
You will have experience and knowledge of waste contracts, excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills, be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel and most importantly have a dynamic can do attitude and be a team player.
Rewards and benefits
It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.
We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.
Would you like to know more?
Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Steve Burdis, Principal Officer (Waste Contracts) on 07741 607829.
Please click apply below to start the process. On applying, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.
If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form
Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.
Our commitment to safeguarding
Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.
As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.
We are open to discussions about flexible working.
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Closing date: 20 February 2022.
Interview date: 8 and 9 March 2022.