Waste Contracts Lead Officer


An excellent opportunity has arisen for maternity leave cover over a minimum of 12 months to undertake a key contractual role at Buckinghamshire Council. You'll use your proven track record of managing contracts and knowledge of the waste industry to help realise the optimum outcomes and performance of our major waste contracts. Your ability on contractual negotiations with our suppliers will ensure that our Waste Management service will continue to provide effective and efficient services that will help both commissioning new service contracts, as well as maintaining existing waste contracts.

About us

The Waste Management Disposal team is a fast paced and dynamic environment, but also one with a supportive and collaborative team ethic, providing a core service to Buckinghamshire’s residents. Made up of two areas, Waste Commissioning and Waste Contracts, the team have key roles in both procuring major contracts and then managing them on a day-to-day basis.

About the role

In this role you’ll be within the Waste Contracts side of the team where you will be required to take a lead role in both managing and monitoring the performance of one or more of the Council’s key waste treatment/ disposal contracts and to maximise the potential value that exists across these contracts. Contracts which you could be taking a lead role in include the high-profile Energy from Waste contract, the customer facing Household Recycling Centre contract or the Green, Food, Bulky and Wood waste contract. You’ll 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 and or commissioning / procurement environment, together with a proven ability to contribute to service planning, improvements, and development activity.

Naturally, you’ll have excellent interpersonal, persuasion, and negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, communicating changes in policy and strategies, as well as provide expert advice, guidance, and support on complex issues.

You’ll come to us 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.

Other information

The role is offered as a minimum 12-month Contract with possible extension.

Interviews will be held during week commencing 4th May via MS Teams

This role will close Midnight on the 25th April 2021. To apply for this role, please visit our website or apply via the button below.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact roger.seed@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

Our values

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are – Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:

* a fair and inclusive culture
* the chance to really make a difference to those around you
* health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
* a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
* ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
* opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events

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 Cafe's, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. 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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