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Waste Management Officer


Employer West Lancashire Borough Council Reference HR1100 
Published 10 April 2018  Closing date 12 pm Midday on Tuesday 24 April 2018
Working Pattern Full Time  Hours

Tuesday – Friday; Predominately 6.30am – 4.15pm with a requirement to work flexibly to meet operational demands

Salary £26,470 - £28,221 per annum  Disclosure Basic 
Location Robert Hodge Centre, Skelmersdale  Duration  Permanent 

Are you an effective communicator, with excellent problem solving skills? Do you enjoy seeking new ways of working to improve service delivery? If so we would like to hear from you!

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Waste Management Officer to join our team within our Refuse and Recycling section.

As a Waste Management Officer you will work as part of a team, to provide comprehensive direction and support as a frontline co-ordinator of day-to-day operations within Street Scene services. You will promote the service through engagement with residents and businesses within the Borough to seek sustainable recycling participation in addition to considering opportunities to further streamline the service and generate income.

The successful candidate will have experience of planning and programming work schedules, co-ordinating work across a number of teams and experience in utilising IT resources to achieve maximum service delivery objectives. You will have experience of promoting and communicating information to the public and be able to display a positive attitude towards the Councils purpose and values.


Find out more about working for the Council by downloading our Recruitment Pack (Pdf, 1.48mb)

Download an Application Form (MS Word, 766kb)

Download an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (MS Word, 100kb) - This form must be submitted with every application. We use this information to check how effective our HR policies are and ensure that discrimination does not occur.

Completed application forms (along with a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form) should be emailed to Recruitment@westlancs.gov.uk Please submit these documents in MS Word format.

If you are unable to return the application form by email, then you can send your completed application form to: West Lancashire Borough Council, Human Resources, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2DF.

If you cannot apply using the above application form, then please call 01695 577177 or email Recruitment@westlancs.gov.uk

All applications for vacancies should be submitted by the application method stated. Please note that we do not accept speculative CVs.

Please note that if you have not been invited to interview within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been successful at the shortlisting stage.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo security checks as part of the Baseline Personnel Security Standard for accessing Government records.  This will include a Basic DBS check.

Please be advised that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position with West Lancashire Borough Council.

Important advice about completing your application

Your completed application form plays an important part of your selection as it is the only basis for considering your initial suitability for the post.

The following advice should help you to complete the application form as effectively as possible:

  • Consider the contents of the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form. Ask yourself why you are interested in the job. Don't copy the same application for a series of jobs.
  • Study the Person Specification carefully. This outlines the essential abilities/skills/experience and other requirements that are required for this job.  It also lists the desirable criteria that ideally we would like the candidate to possess to have the potential to develop.
  • Try to complete your application in a concise, well-organised and positive way.
  • Check for spelling or grammatical errors if this is important in the job that you are applying for, do not rely on spell check.

Related documents

Equal Opportunities

An Equal Opportunities Employer - Download our Equality Statement (Pdf, 84.2kb)