Reading Council Careers – Waste Services Manager

Website Reading Borough Council

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Waste Services Manager to join our dynamic and enthusiastic team to help deliver the highest level of customer services to out customers, in line with the national codes of practice, statutory requirements and Council policy and strategy.


Job Responsibilities:

The main purpose of the role is to lead, manage and develop all aspects of the waste collection service, exercising a thorough working knowledge of household and commercial waste collections:

  • To plan and implement the major waste service changes which will emerge from the Government’s Resource and Waste Strategy.
  • To lead and manage the delivery of a high quality, responsive, customer focussed, efficient and cost-effective waste/recycling collection service within Reading.
  • Be responsible for the direct management of the waste service management team including the Assistant Waste Manager, Operations
  • Supervisors, Recycling and Enforcement and the Waste support teams and assist them in the supervision of 65 staff within the service in accordance with Council policies.
  • Lead and manage workforce development, developing training for approx 65 operatives and to upskill and motivate staff.
  • To have experience in the enforcement of environmental crimes across the borough including (but not limited to), fly-tipping, littering and commercial waste enforcement.
  • Previous experience within a similar management and leadership role within a Waste related service.
  • A thorough understanding of relevant legislation covering Environmental Services including enforcement.
  • A thorough understanding of the Resource and Waste Strategy and its implications for the Waste Service.
  • A thorough understanding of relevant Health & Safety (at work) legislation.
  • Thorough understanding of relevant contractual issues.

Job Details:

Company: Reading Borough Council

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Arborfield, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A


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