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Service Manager - Waste and Public Realm

Isle of Wight Council
Isle of Wight
Grade 14, £55,010 to £59,114 per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

An exciting opportunity to lead Waste and Public Realm services is awaiting a confidant, strong communicator with a passion for parks, trees, open spaces, strong environmental enforcement, and high achieving waste collection through to disposal services.

Managing a team of contract managers and operational staff, you will be at home managing the performance of our waste service providers to continue delivering high quality collection services and striving for excellence in minimisation, recycling, and landfill diversion. Our waste PPP contract is achieving great things and needs a good eye for detail and strong relationship building to lead and monitor required outcomes.

Working with the trees and parks staff you will ensure our open spaces offer amazing outdoor connectivity for the community. Your team of environment officers will help you lead the effort to maintain clearer streets, parks and playground and support town, parish, and community councils in ensuring open spaces are welcoming environments.

This role will require an agile mind and strong negotiation skills, as well as a warm and welcoming approach to stakeholders. We are looking for a strong self-starter and charismatic leader with a passion for everything green. Working to grow, protect and maintain our wider environment for the benefit of our community.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Natasha Dix at or Emily Tapsfield at 

When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:
-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

 Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes

For some vacancies (subject to criteria)

-  A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us

-  If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: 5 March 2024

 To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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