Waste Service Manager (Projects and Waste Reduction)

Cumbria County Council

Carlisle (with flexible and agile working arrangements)

  • Location

    Carlisle (with flexible and agile working arrangements)

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    to £44,863

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    26 April 2021

  • Client

    Cumbria County Council

Ref: GSe72979

Cumbria County Council are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic individual to join us as Waste Service Manager, leading the service through new challenges and opportunities that are arising in the waste industry. It is also home to one of the country’s most picturesque and visited National Parks, The Lake District, giving access to fells and a wealth of leisure activities.

As the Waste Service Manager, you will lead a programme of projects, delivering a professional waste service that meets the needs of our communities and is in line with our corporate objectives. This includes working with the Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract with Renewi Cumbria Ltd, and the Cumbria Strategic Waste Partnership. The right candidate will identify, develop and deliver a service improvement strategy and programme to reduce waste arisings.

Working with the Partnership and colleagues across the Council you will develop resources and processes to support the improvement agenda and lead on complex projects and initiatives that deliver quantifiable and sustainable service improvements. Service improvements and supporting the Council achieve its carbon reduction ambitions, will be key measures of success.

We are looking for a professional with experience of identifying and delivering improvements within a large contract, such as PPP or PFI. You will have good project management skills, understand the political context of working in a Council, and have high level influencing, negotiation and interpersonal skills. A commitment to excellent services and continuous improvement will be essential as will be a focus on reducing the authority’s carbon footprint.

In return, Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

  • Excellent training and development offers.
  • Flexible working opportunities.
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Various perks and discounts scheme.
  • Competitive salary

Our unique location makes this this an excellent opportunity to work in a progressive authority whilst being in a part of the world that offers excellent quality of life.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
12th April 2021

Longlist meeting
19th April 2021

26th April 2021

How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a 2 page Supporting Statement that addresses the role profile, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson


  1. Waste Service Plan Final 2021-2022.docx
  2. Waste Services - Structure August 2020.pdf


Philip Emms: 0113 205 6078