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  • Ref no: SLA06677
  • Published: 6/4/2020
  • Closes: 7/4/2020
  • Location: Forrest Street Depot, Forrest Street, Blantyre, G72 0JP
  • Salary: £52,210.39 - £62,466.33 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Community and Enterprise Resources

Location: 18 Forrest Street, Blantyre

South Lanarkshire Council is an ambitious, high performing organisation with a clear vision and programme of action which is designed to improve the lives and prospects of everyone in South Lanarkshire. 

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and further develop an experienced, innovative and forward thinking Waste team working across South Lanarkshire.  The Waste team covers the whole Council area and is responsible for domestic refuse and recycling collection, including special uplifts. The team is also responsible for the provision of household waste and recycling centres and the treatment, recycling and disposal of waste. 


You will undertake the strategic and operational leadership role in respect of the Council’s waste management service, ensuring effective deployment of resources to meet service delivery and performance standards.  You will also report to the Head of Service, manage, support and direct a function within a service effectively deploying and adapting resources to meet service delivery and performance standards and mobilise the energies and talents of the employees.

Main Accountabilities include:

  • Directing and managing the delivery of the waste management service, fulfilling the Council’s statutory duties and requirements and to meet European and National policies, targets and recommend solutions to ensure compliance.
  • Monitoring the quality and performance of waste services, including in-house operation and contract management of external providers.
  • Continually review service provision to ensure the service is aligned to comply with changes in national policies and targets and is identifying opportunities to diversify services provided.
  • Ensuring that supporting waste data information systems are available and managed appropriately, to enable the Council to meet legislative targets.

You must have the ability to inspire others, be adaptable and work well in a challenging and demanding environment with a wide range of stakeholders. You should be solution focused, with excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.  Suitable candidates for this exciting role will demonstrate experience and understanding of the key challenges facing Community and Enterprise Resources. You should also have:

-  A degree or equivalent in a relevant subject

- Relevant expertise in a senior managerial role in waste management and political expertise within a local    government environment

- Institution of Occupational Safety and Health Certified

- Political expertise within a Local Government environment


As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc.

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc.

The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made. 

The Individual

As an employee of the Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 32 days annual leave
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave
  • Employee Discounts –  including discounts at the cinema
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)

Applications online - Please note all correspondence will be sent to your email account.

South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position. 

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview where their previous or current employer is the armed forcesand who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

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