Oxfordshire County Council

Contract type: Temporary to 31 December 2023

This is an exciting time to join the Oxfordshire Resources and Waste Partnership. We are seeking an exceptional individual who can help us rise to the challenges ahead. Oxfordshire's authorities are collectively amongst the best in England for waste and recycling, and we want to be even better in the future. We have collectively signed up to the Oxfordshire Resources and Waste Strategy 2018-2023 (our Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy).

With the county facing significant housing and economic growth, climate emergencies having been declared by many authorities, we want to develop a truly low carbon and circular economy. This is a role with considerable opportunities to influence change both within the county and nationally. 

We are looking for a natural collaborator, with a track record in delivering through partnerships to help us work together to achieve our challenging targets to improve our recycling rates, keep waste per person low, and send as little to landfill as possible.   

Oxfordshire Resources and Waste Partnership represents both the Waste Disposal Authority and the Waste Collection Authorities in Oxfordshire, including Oxford City Council, four District Councils and Oxfordshire County Council. The Resources and Waste Strategy for Oxfordshire sets out how the Council's will work together to deliver sustainable waste management services. It runs from 2018-2023.The role will be employed through Oxfordshire County Council and hosted by Oxford City Council, and is currently offered on a fixed-term until December 2023, to run alongside the Resources and Waste Strategy, with opportunities to review and an aspiration for the role to become permanent.

Rewards and benefits
It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.

Want to know more?
Click here for full details and how to apply, and for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Victoria Fletcher, Environment and Heritage Manager on 07500121855.