Waste Strategy Workstream Lead

Join an independent B-Corp Environmental Consultancy in a senior position.

  • Location Bristol

  • Type Permanent

  • Salary £40k-£59k


Lead role specialising in Waste Strategy.

Work for a company ranked in the top 5% of B-Corps within the same size group.

Excellent company culture built on respect and a passion for the environment.

This is your opportunity to join an independent Environmental Consultancy committed to creating a world that is sustainable for all. Working collaboratively with governments, local authorities, businesses and the third sector, you will ensure your clients manage resources and waste in a more sustainable way. The team are passionate about the work they do and how they do it, being ranked in the global top 5% of all B-Corps in their size group.

In line with increasing new business demands, the team are now looking to hire a Waste Strategy Workstream Lead. This role will be a great fit for you if you are motivated by impactful work in the waste sector and how this feeds into the broader topics of creating a sustainable future. Set against the backdrop of new government guidance and legislation, you will be working with a range of local authorities, government bodies and independent companies to navigate new policies and ultimately support the transition to a sustainable future and net-zero.

What you’ll be doing:

Primary duties include:

  • Knowledge: Bringing your knowledge of the resources sector to the team to cover service delivery, procurement, strategic planning, infrastructure development and more.
  • Leadership and Performance Management: Setting a clear vision for the workstream and developing a plan to achieve this. You will provide strategic oversight, inspiriting and directing the team to ensure workstream goals are delivered. This role will include the management and development of the Waste Strategy core team, supporting all members of the team to aid their professional development. You will be responsible for the performance of your team and delivering on financial targets.
  • Client relationship management: Maintaining excellent relationships with clients through the key touch points in project delivery. You will ensure clients are well informed and engaged in the project direction, receiving the level of value they expect from the work.
  • Business development: Using your commercial acumen and market knowledge, you will proactively seek new business opportunities, overseeing and preparing proposals for new work.
  • Project direction: You will support Project Managers and oversee on project performance. This includes work quality, budgeting, timescales, and client relationship management.

What experience you’ll need to apply?

The ideal candidate will have experience in waste and resource management in both a local authority and consultancy setting.  However, please reach out if you have any questions regarding the role requirements, as there is some flexibility.

This role will be a perfect fit for you if you have:

  • A degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in sustainable resource management including local authority waste and resource management, service development and delivery.
  • Experience in managing and delivering on technical waste and resources consultancy work.
  • Good knowledge of local authority governance and contract procurement specific to waste management services.
  • Knowledge centred around current and future waste and resource policy, and how this links to broader net-zero and wider sustainability issues.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and report writing skills.
  • Proven project management experience, being used to providing guidance and direction as required. You will enjoy working independently and as part of a team, and will have familiarity in monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Team management experience, being keen to mentor, motivate and coordinate more junior team members.
  • Business development, networking and marketing skills. This will include a track record in bid writing and revenue generation.
  • The ability to analyse complex information and data sets. You will be able to take your findings and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Excellent organisation skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • IT skills, particularly in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

What you’ll get in return for your experience:

This is a full-time (37.5 hours a week) PERM role and will be a hybrid working split with the Bristol office (ideally 2-3 days a week in the office, though more remote working options will be considered).

This role includes a competitive base salary of up to £59k (dependent on experience) and:

  • 33 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) a year.
  • 1 volunteer day each year.
  • A generous ethical pension plan, with the company matching up to 7% of your contribution.
  • Life assurance cover.
  • Employee assistance program, offering 24/7 GP access, mental health and wellbeing support, and financial and legal guidance.
  • Cycle to work scheme, with on -site secure bike parking and showers.
  • On-site charging for electric vehicles.
  • Subsidised professional memberships, such as CIWM or IEMA.
  • Annual training budget to support your continued professional development. There are also internal ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions to share skills and knowledge across all workstreams and roles.
  • 2 annual team away days including evening socials.

The employer are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. They will always consider flexible working options where possible. The team are highly collaborative and are keen that all company members contribute to decision making and the future of the business. The team also have a Consultative Group platform; a representative group of employees that provides an anonymous vehicle for employee voice, raising issues and engaging senior management. There are regular line manager 1:1s and performance reviews, with opportunities to discuss and build targets that inspire and push you professionally.

What’s next?

If you would like to work as the Waste Strategy Workstream Lead for an independent and B-Corp certified Environmental Consultancy, please apply for the position or get in touch with Roy for more information.

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