Service Development Manager – Waste
Salary: £39,880 to £43,857
Hours: 37 hours
Contract Type: Permanent
The Waste Management Service carries out the County Council’s function as a Waste Disposal Authority which includes arranging for the safe and efficient reception, transfer and treatment or disposal of household and commercial waste collected by District and Borough Councils, provision of local household waste recycling centres where residents can take their own bulky waste for disposal and/or recycling, encouraging the reduction of waste and an increase in recycling and composting, through campaigns to raise awareness of options available to the residents of North Yorkshire, practical and financial support to help develop and operate waste minimisation, reuse and recycling schemes, and management of closed landfill sites to ensure they remain safe and do not pollute the environment.
As our Service Development Manager your core focus is to drive service improvement by seeking out opportunities for the County Council in its role as a Waste Disposal Authority and working collaboratively with partners. The remit includes advising senior managers on drivers for change including the Resources and Waste Strategy; identifying challenges, opportunities and project proposals to deliver maximum benefit from existing and new waste management infrastructure; working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders; and managing three posts to develop and implement a programme of waste prevention campaigns.
Working across a variety of disciplines creates a varied and challenging role but very rewarding.
The team delivers both internally and externally, allowing you to have a real impact on front-line public services as well as developing professional working relationships with external organisations in an increasingly commercial environment. Team members must be comfortable working to strict deadlines and key performance indicators.
Our Team members have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills working across a large and varied agenda, delivering services to a large and complex organisation and external partners.
What you’ll bring to the team
To be successful you must hold a Level 4 management or business qualification or equivalent work based experience, have in depth knowledge of current guidance and legislation with respect to Waste, and experience of developing and implementing policies and strategies. You will also have proven and effective experience of the management of resources in a changing organisational environment, including human and financial resources; and a proven experience of managing a team, planning and organising work. You must have exceptional communication skills both verbally and written, have good interpersonal skills effectively provide information, advice and guidance to develop others, have the ability to influence and negotiate, make decisions within own area of responsibility, and problem solve and find pragmatic solutions. You must also be able to co-ordinate, monitor and review the use of financial information, and have the ability to effectively prioritise work
Working at North Yorkshire County Council
North Yorkshire County Council prides itself on being the biggest employer in North Yorkshire as well as being the employer of choice. Our vision is for North Yorkshire to be a thriving county which adapts to a changing world and remains a special place for everyone to live, work and visit. We are a top-rated authority and great changes are afoot to continue with the improvements that have already transformed working within the council.
We welcome and celebrate diversity and inclusion and the strengths this brings to our communities and workforce, we aim to provide excellent and efficient local services enabling everyone to fulfil their potential, to do this we give everyone equal access to services and job opportunities. We heavily invest in the development of our employees, providing training and development to further enhance their careers.
We positively encourage flexible working and we provide you with the technology you need to work from a wide variety of locations.
We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:
- Continuous professional development; we invest in your personal development and your future
- Flexible working hours;
- A local government pension scheme;
- Relocation support package;
- Family friendly leave;
- Salary sacrifice schemes;
- Employee discount benefits.
Contact and apply:
For an informal conversation please contact Peter Jeffreys, Head of Waste Service on 07890 381151 or email Peter.Jeffreys@northyorks.gov.uk
To apply for our position please send your CV and cover letter quoting SDM to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than midnight 8th February
It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment and the contact details of at least two referees including your current / most recent employer indicating whether you consent to us contacting each referee prior to interview.
Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role.
Closing date: 8th February
Interview date: week commencing 14th February 2022