Oxfordshire County Council

This is an exciting time to join the Oxfordshire Resources and Waste Partnership

About us
Oxfordshire's authorities are collectively the best in England for waste and recycling, and we want you to help us be even better in the future.

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 local authorities that form the Oxfordshire Resources and Waste Partnership are diverse, yet we have shared and clear goals in our shared Oxfordshire Resources and Waste Strategy. This sets out how the Councils will work together to deliver sustainable waste management services until 2023.   

About the role
You will be employed through Oxfordshire County Council but are expected to regularly and visibly work with all partners. You will have considerable opportunity to work across the county, regionally and nationally. 

The post is currently offered on a fixed-term until December 2023 to run alongside the Oxfordshire Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy, with opportunities to review and an aspiration for the role to become permanent once we have a clear roadmap in place, demonstrating value for money and continuing cost savings. 

This role can offer flexibility in working pattern and location to suit applicants.  We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.   

About you
We are seeking an exceptional individual who can help us innovate and transform our partnership, so that together we can rise to the challenges ahead on resources and waste. 

Are you a team player? Passionate about waste and the environment? Creative and collaborative?  A good listener and a strategic thinker?

This challenging yet exciting role could be for you.

We need a senior professional to work with us to understand the bigger picture and deliver clear outcomes.  You should be a demonstrably good communicator, with influencing and negotiating skills. Naturally, you will need to be able to demonstrate good organisational skills, management of budgets and resource.

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. 

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