Salary Band 11 – £45,700 – £48,880 pro rata
Direct Services

12 Month Fixed Term Contract – 22½ hours a week

Do you want to make a difference?

Eastleigh Borough Council is committed to making a positive difference for all the residents, businesses and visitors to Eastleigh and we are proud to be delivering on our promise to create sustainable communities and increase employment & wellbeing opportunities for all. Key to this is our Waste and Recycling strategy and we now have an exciting opportunity for a professional and driven Waste and Recycling project manager to join our Direct Services unit based at our Hedge End Depot. We provide a wide range of frontline services to the public including Waste & Recycling and StreetScene services.

Your new role:

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager with knowledge and experience of an operational Waste and Recycling service to manage and deliver the Council’s ‘New Ways with Waste’ project. The outcomes of this project will determine how the Council’s waste and recycling service will be delivered in the future, taking into account the impacts of the Environment Bill which comes into effect in 2023, the changes required in the delivery of this service as a result of the government’s proposals under the ‘Deposit Return Scheme’ (DRS) and the ‘End Producer Responsibilities’ (EPR). As the Project Manager you will also need to be cognisant of the impacts any proposed changes in the delivery of the service may have on the Council’s commitments to deliver its climate change and environment emergency action plan.

You will ensure Council standards, protocols and processes are adhered to at all times, be proactive, flexible and have a strong desire to deliver great customer service.

Direct Services is a busy, friendly and inclusive team, with a lot expected of us. If you’re able to work diligently and deliver great customer service then we can offer training and support to enable you to work to your full potential.

About You:

An experienced and accomplished project manager, you must have excellent communication skills, the ability to prioritise workloads and be able to work with minimum supervision. You will need to be self-motivated, be highly organised, have a positive approach to change, and be prepared to share knowledge and skills as well as having a flexible, can do attitude. You will have the ability to handle high volumes of data and queries, remain calm and professional even when the pressure of workload is high.

If you are excited by this opportunity and feel you have the skills, experience and attitude we are looking for we would love to hear from you. At Eastleigh, we are committed to supporting and developing all our staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable. We offer a good range of benefits and facilities.

Local Government pension scheme (defined benefits scheme)
30 days annual leave, pro-rata
Flexible working scheme
Places Leisure, Eastleigh – 30% off Full Membership
Excellent working environment
Good work life balance
For further information please refer to the attached Job Description.

If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Paul Naylor, Head of Direct Services 023 8068 8370.

Closing date for applications:    Wednesday 15 January 2020

Interview date: Friday 17 January 2020 (please ensure that you are available on this date prior to applying)

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