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Waste Services Manager

Skelmersdale, Permanent, £42,683 to £45,591
Reference: AJ1144

West Lancashire Borough Council has retained Ace Recruitment to source a Waste Services Manager. 

This is an exciting new opportunity at West Lancashire Borough Council. The successful post holder will be responsible for keeping up to date with national waste strategy and policy, the drafting and development of key strategic strategies, service plans associated to the services within the post holder’s responsibility, such as refuse and recycling, waste minimisation (reduce, reuse and recycle), fleet replacement and investment plan.
We're looking for someone to be a positive member of Place & Communities Directorate and to represent the Council at relevant strategic and operational meetings. The Waste Services Manager will also support the Head of Environmental Services in advising the Director of Place and Communities and the Council on the effects of relevant new or draft legislation, codes of practice or other initiatives, publications or developments, ensuring that the Council and other interested parties are properly briefed and advised.

Purpose of role

To ensure that the council fulfils its statutory duty as a waste collection authority To provide leadership, management, delivery and the continued development of an efficient and effective Waste Management service which discharges the council statutory duty as a waste collection authority. To promote the waste management service whilst continuing to engage and education service users, on how best to reduce, reuse and recycle waste materials under the control of the local authority. To continually review and improve performance of the services with line managers, driving out efficiencies through improved methods of working, equipment and the use of technology, where needed re-process engineering services to meet the needs of the communities and customers. To ensure the economic delivery and growth of the commercial refuse and recycling services offered to local businesses.



The post will be mainly operationally focused within Environmental Services, but will have regular contact with Elected Members, Business Intelligence and Development and the Communication teams.

They will also promote partnership working and joined up service delivery, by developing and maintaining key relationships with people inside and outside of the council, including other services, councillors, regional and national bodies, the police, other agencies, businesses, customers, community groups and the local community. 


Degree in Environmental related topic , level 5 management qualification or relevant experience running an operational service
Certificate of Technical Competence (COTC) level 4 transfer station Hazardous or willingness to study towards it
Full UK driving licence
Knowledge and experience of waste management services
Current knowledge of statutory responsibilities as a waste collection authority.

Ability to work to tight deadlines on a wide variety of tasks
Methodical and well organised, with a commitment to providing a quality service and attention to detail
Experience of managing staff in the deployment of resources
Capable of dealing with the public and members with tact, and with firmness when required  




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