Are you keen to play a key role in a large scale, culture change and modernisation programme? Do you want to help create a modern working environment, delivering high quality and effective public services? Would you like to join a supportive and dynamic management team in one of the Council’s largest public-facing services? If so, we want to hear from you!
City Clean is Brighton and Hove City Council’s in-house waste management service that supports the collection and disposal of waste and helps protect the environment. The Operations teams include Collections (Refuse & Recycling); Streets (Street Cleansing Services); Environmental Enforcement and Commercial.
We are looking for two enthusiastic Operations Managers who will be responsible for the direct line management of a large front-line team and work with staff, colleagues and unions to deliver service improvements.
About the role
This is a time of real change for City Clean, a modernisation programme is underway to make improvements to the service, including the introduction of in-cab technology a review of working practices, and changes arising from the new Environment Act.
You will have demonstrable experience as an experienced manager within the waste sector, ideally within a unionised setting, in a large complex organisation.
You will be accountable for the performance of a large team delivering public services. You need to be able to plan, organise and deploy resources in a complex and demanding environment and respond to changing priorities quickly.
You will have a key role in making a real and sustainable difference to our service and will be accountable for meeting our performance objectives. Working collaboratively with colleagues, you will have the qualities to build effective relationships to deliver culture change and performance improvement.
Using your highly developed communication, negotiation and influencing skills, you will be liaising with colleagues at all levels within the Council, including elected members, and other stakeholders.
You will use your knowledge of relevant legislation and up to date practice in waste management to ensure action is targeted where it is most needed.
You will also manage the performance of teams, ensuring quality assurance processes are implemented and monitored and to set targets and outcomes
You will need an NVQ Level 4 Managing Waste Collection Operations or proven experience in managing a large front line operational team within the waste industry. You will also need to hold a current driving licence.
Interview date: TBC
Fixed term: 12 months
This role is available as a secondment to internal applicants in line with our secondment policy.
We welcome full and part-time applications. For information about other benefits of working at the Council and how we can support your application, please see the following links:
Why work for us (Brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Supporting your application (Brighton-hove.gov.uk)
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.