East London Waste Authority
East London Waste Authority


Head of Waste and Support Services

Salary: £70,325

Location: The post is currently based in Romford, but the office may relocate to another part of East London.


About the role

The East London Waste Authority (ELWA) has created a new post to lead on the management and development of waste services for East London and to give strategic and operational assistance to the Managing Director in a number of other areas, deputising when required whilst we’re starting to approach the end of our PFI contract (2002-2027) serving over 1 million residents. You will be joining a small team of officers and work in close partnership with the ELWA constituent councils.

The focus of the role will be to manage and improve current services in partnership with the Contractor and Operator on the one hand, and our constituent councils (waste collection authorities) on the other.  In addition to this, you will also manage the office environment and key support services for the organisation.

About you

We are looking for someone with substantial knowledge and experience of wastes management, with a flair for creativity and skills to improve services, an effective team-player with a track record of delivering change in an inter-connected environment.

About us

ELWA is a small organisation with substantial responsibilities, which requires significant inter-disciplinary working.  As a statutory joint waste disposal authority, ELWA always operates in a multi-stakeholder environmentWe offer a competitive pay package, a positive culture, investment in your learning and development as well as a commitment to your wellbeing.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Andrew Lappage, Managing Director on 020 8724 5614.

To apply please see the post details here and upload your CV and a supporting statement to seniorappointments@lbbd.gov.uk. by noon on Friday 3rd May 2019. Interviews and assessments are due to take place Friday 17th May 2019.

It is essential that you attach a supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) with your CV, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the post as indicated in the job description.

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