Head of Waste
About the Role
Define your career and inform our national strategy by providing fresh insights and representing Lincolnshire at county, regional and national forums as a pioneer of waste management.
Building on the £160m we have already invested in recent years to minimise our requirement for landfill, the next stage is to maximise the use of our potential and existing infrastructure and develop improved ways to reduce and recycle waste. This will ensure that we, along with our district partners, are leaders in the changes required by the Government's Resource and Waste Strategy and the Lincolnshire Waste Partnerships new Waste Strategy.
With significant budgets, you’ll be investing strategically in innovative technologies at the forefront of the waste management industry, and designing and delivering future solutions for waste recovery, recycling and energy production that will set the agenda for a new generation.
By continuously reviewing and relentlessly improving our existing waste management systems, you'll provide the leadership and technical expertise to inform future strategy and coordinate our services.
As our Head of Waste, you will be commercially focussed and forward-thinking; you’ll drive the development of the department and build the future for waste management strategy throughout Lincolnshire.
You’re an innovative and ambitious strategic leader who will combine deep industry knowledge with performance driven insights to deliver success. With a passion for customer, community and stakeholders you will take ownership for the sustainable waste strategy that is fit for the challenges of the 21st century. With an impressive track record and credible and extensive industry networks, you’ll already be working in waste management and be an inspirational senior leader.
You’re persuasive, with a high degree of political acumen, able to build dynamic relationships with our suppliers and contractors. You’ll empower and motivate your service areas to work collaboratively to create new opportunities for innovation.
You’ll lead a high profile service delivering projects to budget and timescales that benefits Lincolnshire residents and their environment.
Lincolnshire is ambitious; we’ve significantly reduced landfill since 2013 with our award-winning Energy from Waste plant. This is your opportunity to make a difference by driving our plastic, food waste and recycling agenda for future generations.
Steeped in history and brimming with life, Lincolnshire’s historic market towns, vibrant coastal tourism and areas of outstanding natural beauty make it the perfect place for your next career move. Working with us, you can enjoy a flexible working pattern, generous annual leave and pension scheme, and exciting training and development opportunities. Relocation expenses are also available for this role.
Please note that this vacancy is a CV-based application.
Closing date: midnight Sunday 28th April.
Interviews: Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th May 2019 in Lincoln.
Visit https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/jobs/ and search ‘Waste’ to apply.
For an informal & confidential discussion about this role please contact Nicole Hilton, Assistant Director - Communities, on 01522 553093.
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