Operations Manager, Street Services

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£55.017 - £58.242
25 Oct 2021
14 Nov 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Directorate of Communities & Environment prides itself on the service it provides to the residents of Greenwich.  We are looking to recruit more people who take pride in their work and want to help the Council meet its commitment to providing quality services to enhance the local environment and improve recycling performance.

The Role

This is an ideal opportunity for you to join the Royal Borough of Greenwich and make a real impact.  We have an exciting opportunity with in our Street Services department and are looking for someone as passionate as we are about working in and alongside our communities and who wants to make a lasting difference to Greenwich, for its people and the place.

You will lead a dynamic and challenging set of frontline services, covering the high-profile public realm, waste, recycling and street cleansing activities all of which provide important and highly valued services to our residents.

You will manage 375 in-house staff on a daily basis and will be responsible for a combined budget of £22m.

It is a role that will suit someone with an accomplished track record in delivering improvement through effective operational management and who offers the right blend of technical know-how and people and relationship skills.

You will Need

Excellent knowledge and extensive experience of managing local authority waste management and street cleansing operations

To be open-minded and business focused, with an organised and analytical approach to your work, including close attention to detail while working to tight deadlines and financial budgets

Ability to deliver frontline services that consistently meet or exceed service standards

Significant experience of addressing operational issues and applying a risk-based solution for future proofing

To be enthusiastic and driven, with a proven track record in operational programme/project management  

To be a great team player with excellent IT, data analysis/management and problem-solving skills

Excellent staff, customer and stakeholder relationship management skills

To demonstrate professional development (e.g. chartered status of CIWM or Environmental Management)

This recruitment is being supported by an external recruitment company.  For more information, please visit their site.  For a discussion about the role or to make an application please contact Greg Slawson at our recruitment partner Penna, via email on greg.slawson@penna.com or telephoning 07873 621123. 

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Greg Slawson;    greg.slawson@penna.com     07873 621123  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020-8921-8977

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.