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Head of Service (Resources and Waste) 

Salary:  circa £71k plus additional one-off payment of up to £6,600 and £8k relocation package available for exceptional candidates 
Location:  Northallerton

The role of Head of Service (Resources and Waste) is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction in the delivery of waste management services for North Yorkshire County Council, and to lead the transition towards a shared service with City of York Council.

You will act as client for both councils in the transport and disposal of circa 450,000 tonnes of waste each year. You'll also be responsible for the operation of 20 household waste recycling centres on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council with a further two to be included when the joint service is formalised. You will also lead a team in the development, management and operation of integrated service delivery models to meet the needs of both councils.

Supporting waste services are delivered through a highly innovative arrangement with the council’s own waste management company, Yorwaste. You will be responsible for maintaining a productive relationship with Yorwaste so that the councils are able to fully take advantage of the commercial expertise within the company and the opportunities of the long-term contract.

As Head of Service (Resources and Waste), you will demonstrate:

  • A strong commercial acumen, with the ability to maximise the services provided;
  • Extensive experience of working in a senior position (public or private sector) within the waste management industry;
  • Being a skilled negotiator, driving hard for value whilst maintaining excellent partnership relationships;
  • Experience of developing and implementing organisational culture change within a large diverse organisation; and
  • Extensive experience of strategic planning, policy development and implementation, and performance management.

To find out more about this position, please visit: or for an informal discussion, please contact Ian Fielding on 01609 532161 or email [email protected].

Closing date: Sunday 26 January
Interviews: Monday 10 February

Operations Manager (Waste) 

Salary: circa £50k plus additional one-off payment of up to £4,650 and £8k relocation package available for exceptional candidates
Location: Northallerton

We are seeking an Operations Manager (Waste) to lead in the provision of a high quality and value for money waste management service in North Yorkshire.

As Operations Manager (Waste), you'll be responsible for delivering North Yorkshire County Council's waste management service. You will provide the operational lead for waste management, with a commitment to achieving high quality and value for money through customer focussed services. 

You will provide a high quality service, with exceptional performance, and have the responsibility for ensuring the council only pays for the waste services it receives. You will also drive continuous improvement in service delivery and will be responsible for demonstrating that operational services provide value for money. This is especially important when large value services are being delivered through means other than competitive procurement.

A significant part of your responsibilities is the management of change. This includes moving away from delivering services mainly through traditional landfill contracts to new ways of delivery through a combination of the council’s company, Yorwaste, and a long term PPP waste treatment contract. As part of this you will be responsible for developing and implementing new and robust contract management systems and processes for the management and supervision of the biggest contract let by this council. These systems will be necessarily complex so you'll have to be exceptionally organised with an eye for detail.

As Operations Manager (Waste), you will demonstrate:

  • Extensive experience of waste management industry;
  • Effective management / leadership experience in managing staff and performance;
  • Experience of the development of strategic policies and effectiveness in partnership working;
  • Proven and effective experience of the management of resources in a changing organisational environment, including financial resources; and
  • Experience of strategic planning, target setting and performance measurement.

To find out more about this position, please visit: or for an informal discussion, please contact Ian Fielding on 01609 532161 or email [email protected].

Closing date: Sunday 26 January
Interviews: Friday 7 February

Director of Service Delivery                                                                                                   

Salary: c.£100,000

Guildford borough is a diverse mix of town and country and both elements are equally important. We are committed to ensuring residents continue to enjoy both a sustainable town and rural economy. Our role is to protect and enhance the environment and balance the needs of all residents and visitors with the desired outcome of improved overall wellbeing. Sustainability sits at the heart of this balancing process. It is crucial that the borough remains attractive to both residents and businesses.

We are passionate, ambitious and determined to move forward and to futureproof front-line services for our residents. As one of three Directors, reporting into the Managing Director, you will join us part-way through a council-wide transformation programme and will have a genuine opportunity to help us achieve our vision through shaping and implementing new service models that will deliver our future Guildford ambitions. To be successful in this role, you will bring a strong track record of change management, service improvement and excellent partnering capabilities. You will also be resilient, driven, commercial and entrepreneurial in outlook and share our passion for delivering first class services to our customers.

If you are an inspirational and motivational leader, who likes a challenge, embraces change and wants to work for a forward thinking and ambitious organisation…we want to hear from you.

For more information about this exciting opportunity please visit For a confidential discussion, please contact Ben Cox on 07809 374692.  

Closing date: 7 February 2020