Contract Project and Monitoring Officer

Joint Waste Solutions

Woking, Surrey
£19,599 - £22,472 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01483 743312 Richard Bisset

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 30 October 2017

Job Details

£19,599 – £22,472 per annum for 37 hours per week Monday to Friday based out of the Civic Centre, Woking, GU21 6YL.

This is a 12-month fixed term contract with the potential for extension and/or permanent opportunities. Secondments welcomed.

Flexible working supported where possible, 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme

About us

Joint Waste Solutions is a new organisation with big ambitions. We are responsible for managing the waste and recycling services for around 175,000 households and cleaning over 1,400 km of streets across four Surrey districts and boroughs – Elmbridge, Mole Valley, Surrey Heath and Woking. Over the next three years, we aim to reduce waste per head and increase recycling even further from our current level of 59%, whilst continuing to innovate and deliver a high quality, cost effective service to our residents.

We have recently procured a new contract for delivering these services and in Amey, we have found a partner who match our ambitions. The contract is currently being mobilised in phases across the partnership area, with the new service going/went live in Elmbridge (June) and Woking (September) this year, then rolling out in Surrey Heath and Mole Valley next year.

We currently have one vacancy that we would like to fill on a fixed term basis in order to take us through the mobilisation phase of this contract. Our intention is to then evaluate our organisational requirements and opportunities for development and the postholder will have the opportunity to apply for permanent positions at this stage.

About the role

The postholder will assist in the supervision and administration of the new waste contract in Woking, managing enquiries and helping to deliver continuous improvement and value for money across the service.

Whilst based initially in Woking, the postholder may work across the partnership area from time to time.

To be considered for this role, we are looking for someone who is positive, enthusiastic and a team player. You will also be analytical in your thinking and a strong communicator who is looking to work in a fast paced and varied role. Experience of working in waste or a related area would be advantageous.

For an informal discussion please contact Richard Bisset (Contract and Project Support Manager) on 01483 743312 or by email at

How to Apply

Please apply online via the Surrey Heath Borough Council website:

Please read the Job Description and Personal Specification fully before applying for this vacancy as you will need to refer to this information in your application. Successful candidates will be contacted by Wednesday 1st November 2017.

Closing date: Monday 30 October 2017
Interview Date: Thursday 2nd November 2017

Equal Opportunities

Surrey Heath Borough Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. If you are unable to apply online for reasons of disability, please call 01276 707421 to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be made to accommodate your individual requirements.

Please note:
All successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks in line with BPSS guidelines, which includes standard identification, referencing and unspent conviction checks. Surrey Heath Borough Council undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.

For the best chance of successful application, please read the Job Description and Personal Specification fully before applying for this vacancy as it contains information you will need to refer to when applying. We do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed application form. If you have not heard from the council within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful. All unsuccessful applications will be removed and confidentially disposed of 6 months after the closing date.

If you have any further enquiries please email or telephone 01276 707421.

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