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Waste Contracts Officer

Staffordshire County Council
£36648 - £41418
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Local Councils
Job Type
Fleet waste and recycling
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Job Details

Our Sustainability & Waste Management Team are seeking an experienced and passionate waste management professional to support the delivery of its waste disposal contracts.

We operate as the Waste Disposal Authority in a two-tier local authority structure, providing treatment and disposal solutions for up to half a million tonnes of waste per year. This role will be responsible for the monitoring of the authority’s waste transfer station contract, street sweeping disposal contracts, along with several smaller contracts.

Main Responsibilities

You will:

  • ensure the required services are delivered to the expected high standard,
  • monitor contract performance to ensure value for money,
  • conduct site audits 
  • delivering service improvements as applicable
  • act as the primary point of contact for relevant Partner Authorities, supporting with day-to-day operational issues.

Whilst the core function of the role is to maintain operational service delivery, reporting to the Team Manager – Waste Contracts, you will also assist with the procurement of replacement contracts as required and support the Head of Service – Sustainability & Waste Management in delivering our waste strategy.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have:

  • Previous waste management experience and demonstrable knowledge of contract monitoring.
  • Good numerical skills and be comfortable assessing and interpreting data and reports provided by contractors, Waste Collection Authorities and partner organisations.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to build up good working relationships with partners and other stakeholders and be comfortable presenting information to different audiences.

For more information about this role, contact Emma Oldacres

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 


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