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Head of Service/Contract Manager - Waste/Local Government

Eingestellt von Practicus Ltd

Gesuchte Skills: Support


Due to a restructure within one of our major Local Authority clients, Practicus is looking to engage an Interim Head of Service (Waste and Environment) to lead and improve a key service area/contract, and focus the teams on providing a high quality service to support the local community.

Your role as Interim Head of Service will be to lead the delivery of service plans in line with the councils corporate agenda, enhance the performance of the service area by working closely with the appointed contractor, act as advisor on policy matters and support members in their decision making processes.

You will require extensive waste management experience at Head of Service level and advanced knowledge Waste/Environmental services within a Local Authority. You will also need to display successful experience of contract management and the ability to work with 3rd party service providers to improve services, outcomes and value for money.


. Experience in designing and developing recycling & waste management services
. Ability to lead on complex contract management and strategic waste disposal matters
. Experience of contract performance monitoring and techniques in waste management is essential
. Experience of managing complex PFI/PPP contracts.
. Experience of working in a political environment.
. Knowledge of legislative, policy and technological developments relating to waste disposal and management (experience of MBT plants desirable).
. Ability to lead and manage major transformation projects.
. Extensive experience of managing Waste Operations within a Local Authority.
. Knowledge of waste strategy, Government initiatives and targets. High level organisational skills and the ability to prioritize across a range of significant service functions.

You will also be required to train, support and develop junior staff members and your leadership team so evidence of this in previous assignments is required.

For more information and to apply for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to (see below). 

We endeavour to respond to all applications but due to high volumes this is unfortunately not always possible. If you have not received a response with 14 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful but we thank you for taking the time to apply and we welcome applications from you in the future. 


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