Waste Co-ordination Manager

Orkney Islands Council


£35,476 to £38,195 per annum Pro-rata Part Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: ORK05056


Roads, Fleet and Waste – Environmental Services – Strategic

Waste Co-ordination Manager

28 hours per week
£37,741 – £40,460 pro rata (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We are looking for a Waste Co-ordination Manager to join a small team within our Environmental Services – Strategic function and are seeking applications from suitably qualified or experienced persons.

The post involves development and delivery of the Council’s waste and recycling strategy, ensuring that it reflects both local community needs plus Government requirements and aspirations. You will identify and define projects aimed at increasing recycling, ensuring appropriate use of waste and recycling services and targeting community involvement in the reduction of waste and/or increased recycling opportunities. You will also act as the lead contact for the public, businesses, community groups and schools regarding advice and guidance on the Council’s plans and policies around waste minimisation and improvements in recycling performance.
You will be based at the Council Offices in Kirkwall the majority of the time but may be involved in education and awareness work from time to time which would be in a variety of locations including, on occasions, the Outer Isles.

You should be educated to SCQF Level 9, including Degree/SVQ4, ideally in Management or an Environmental Science/Waste Management subject.
You will be computer literate and have recent experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office packages with particular emphasis on Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint. It is essential that you have been involved in the development of strategies and policies that enable organisations to meet their objectives and that you have a detailed understanding of waste, recycling and re-use issues and considerations.

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney including the outer islands to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

For an informal discussion please contact Lorna Richardson, Interim Head of Roads, Fleet and Waste tel: 01856 873535 extension 2322.

Closing Date: Sunday 31 October 2021

Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for this post in accordance with Council Policy.

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