Supervisor / Manager (Waste)
200002GB Requisition #

| Salary £19,698-£21,748 per annum | Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week | Waste HWRC |


Grade:                                   Grade 5 Salary 

                                               Basic will be - £19,698 – £21,748

                                               With enhancements - £24,609 - £27,170. 


Location:                                  Preston          


Hours:                                   40hrs (Mon/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun)

                                              37 + 3hrs conditional overtime

Qualifications:                    The post holder will have relevant certificates of competence or equivalent, for example Certificate of Technical Competence (COTC) Level 4/Occupational Certificate of Competence (OCC), First Aid at Work or must be able to demonstrate the ability to achieve competence within a reasonable timescale.


Closing date:                       4th December 2020


Lancashire is the fourth largest local authority in England and covers a huge geographic area and a wide range of communities both urban and rural.  Lancashire County Council manages over half a million tonnes of municipal waste each year. The council has a network of waste facilities which includes the direct operation of 16 household waste recycling centres and two waste transfer stations.

The Site Supervisor (HWRC) will report directly to the Assistant Operations Manager but will also receive day to day direction and instruction from the Operations Supervisor(s).

The role involves the direct supervision of operatives on the HWRC and the implementation of pre-determined working systems and procedures to ensure that HWRCs are operated safely, compliantly and to specified standards; which includes the implementation of council policies.

Post holders will be expected to make decisions as to how and when specific staff duties are carried out and respond to situations independently. Whilst being actively involved in the delivery of operations on the HWRC and the routinely performing the general duties of the HWRC Operative, the Site Supervisor (HWRC) will also monitor the delivery of duties by other members of staff and ensure that these are carried out effectively and efficiently; and that excellent levels of customer service are maintained. Committed to the recycling and re-use of waste the Site Supervisor (HWRC) will actively ensure that the amount of waste separated for recycling and re-use is maximised.

The Site Supervisor (HWRC) will be responsible for the recording of all required information ensuring that the information recorded is sufficiently detailed and accurate. In addition, the Site Supervisor (HWRC) `will be responsible for reporting any issues that arise in the day to day operation of the site including, but not limited to, staffing issues, hazard reporting, near misses, defects and maintenance issues. The post holder will also ensure that similar duties are allocated in advance of any absence and all HWRC staff are sufficiently trained to ensure that reporting and recording systems are effectively carried out in their absence.

Typical duties will include the following:

  • Supervising, directing and assisting HWRC operatives in delivering day to day duties. Ensuring that lists of tasks are carried out on a daily basis and ensuring pre-defined operating standards are met.
  • Recording and reporting of information.
  • Direct engagement with customers including managing difficult situations or customers. 
  • Maximising the amount of waste that is separated for re-use or recycling by separating/retrieving re-useable or recyclable waste and encouraging customers to separate their waste and use the correct containers. 
  • Ensuring the HWRCs are compliant with quality, environmental and health and safety standards.
  • Carefully using specialist equipment such as excavators and assisting with the training of others in the use of the specialist equipment.
  • Liaison with contractors to ensure compliance with site rules and standards.
  • Assisting in the running of re-use shops and other re-use activities.
  • Pre-planning tasks and duties to ensure the consistent delivery of operations in advance of absences.
  • Training all HWRC operatives to ensure standards are maintained and reporting and recording systems are delivered in their absence.

If you have the motivation and commitment, and a real desire to make a difference to how we manage our waste in Lancashire, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Lancashire County Council as an equal opportunities employer intends that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief unless this can be objectively justified.

Lancashire County Council has agreed a Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethical Standards that outline the behavioural and ethical standards that must be upheld by its employees and casual workers. If you are appointed, you will be required to accept these provisions on appointment.

All new posts within Lancashire County Council are subject to a six month probationary period.


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