Waste Services Development Manager - Working for Essex
Salary: up to £250 per day PAYE/Umbrella
Closing date: 07 Dec 2022
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 9774
Role: Environments and Public Services
About the role

Waste Services Development Manager

Temporary, Full Time

up to £250 per day PAYE/Umbrella

Location: Chelmsford

Closing Date: 7th December 2022

Please note this role will be offered on a temporary basis for 18 months (with the potential for a further 6 months).

Essex is committed to ensuring it is a place where business can flourish, communities are supported to be more resilient, collective environmental impact is minimised and strong partnerships between the public, private and voluntary sector are secured to drive joint outcomes.

The Waste Strategic Development Lead will lead reorganisation of the service to embed the new in-house service with existing teams.

The postholder will develop business cases and implement service improvement to ensure the Council fulfils its legislative requirements as a Waste Disposal Authority and delivers against committed budget efficiencies. It will work with ECC’s procurement team to establish new contract pipelines and manage the procurement process from a service perspective, including development of contract documents, evaluation process and implement contract mobilisation.

This leader will operate flexibly, leading various projects and interlinking teams to deliver positive outcomes. With significant experience of the waste management industry and a strong focus on delivering quality services within a financially challenging environment.


The role will be responsible for leading the Waste Service Organisation re-design and delivering all aspects of the re-design implementation from the initial scope to embedding the team into the new structure

Responsible for the delivery of strategic development projects to ensure consistency of approach for all strategic Programmes to deliver quality outputs which address the full range of legislative requirements.

Champion change and provide strategic guidance for future service delivery options, leading on projects to deliver efficiency savings and operational improvements to support of the Waste and Recycling function.

Lead on commissioning and managing the delivery of future service delivery options, leading on projects, delivery, and budgets. Ensuring financial resilience and full accountability for the service spend and management of cross organisation dependencies.

Works collaboratively with Essex District and Borough authorities to establish constructive working relationships and drive improvement and performance within the service.

Build strong relationships with external enforcement agencies, organisations and companies operating within the field of waste management, such as the Environment Agency.

Maintains knowledge and responds to any changes related to statutory and regulatory changes within waste management to determine potential impacts on the Council and its services.

Works within ECC’s people policies supporting case management, mitigating risk within the service

Responsible for the development of the Service strategic vision and exerts influence to ensure existing work streams are aligned to achieve longer term strategic ambitions.

Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

About you

Educated to degree level or similar vocational level qualifications, or equivalent by experience

Evidence of continuing professional development and knowledge in relevant professional area with Membership of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) or the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP).

Knowledge and experience of working in waste management is preferred (ideally within both the public and private sectors), but essential experience required in managing and leading change in a large organisation with a wide-ranging staff pool and continuing to deliver excellent customer service and value for money.

Significant experience of managing waste related projects, delivering on milestones and briefing Members

Knowledge and practical understanding of operational activities undertaken by the Council as a Waste Disposal Authority and how these practices need to be considered as part of wider reorganisation plans and

Excellent communication skills in all media, coupled with a persuasive, enthusiastic and encouraging manner and an ability to develop and maintain constructive and effective professional relationships.

Experience of managing and communicating with various stakeholders including HR, Finance, Legal Services and senior management groups

Applies a clear, logical, analytical and systematic approach to recording and monitoring budgetary spend and service performance data.

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Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

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If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email resourcing.team@essex.gov.uk