Waste And Resource Recovery Manager

Wollongong City Council Full Time Permanent 12/01/2021

Permanent | Full Time
Salary package up to $169,611 per annum inclusive of superannuation
plus an option of a Motor Vehicle Equalisation allowance or a lease for private use of a Motor Vehicle
(Package will be assessed based on skills, experience and qualifications)
Recruitment No 21002

Lead the transformation of waste and resource recovery!

About Wollongong City Council

Wollongong is a vibrant, diverse city, situated on one of Australia's most picturesque coastlines. Regarded as Australia's 'most liveable' regional city, Wollongong offers a relaxed, coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of a major city.

Wollongong City Council is entering an exciting period of transformation and growth. With a renewed focus on creating an extraordinary Wollongong, we are committed to delivering exceptional outcomes for our community. We are seeking a Waste + Resource Recovery Manager to collaboratively contribute to our strong and growing leadership team.

We value and embrace diversity of thought, background, experience and ideologies. We support and encourage career development, personal and professional growth, recognise and reward performance and embrace change. If this sounds like an opportunity that you would like to explore, we encourage you to apply.

The Position

Wollongong City Council is offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Waste + Resource Recovery Manager. Leading a team of professionals and operational staff, you will apply your leadership skills and business acumen to the management of Council's commercial waste arrangements and oversee the daily management of our operational and rehabilitated landfill sites. This position is also responsible for the effective delivery and management of contracted household collections and maximizing resource recovery.

The position requires a high degree of stakeholder engagement combined with strategic, commercial and technical input into achieving the environmental and financial performance outcomes as outlined in the Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2022 and Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Action Plan 2022.

In the first twelve months, you will focus on:

Bringing a commercial approach to the management of Council's waste portfolio including assessing the viability and sustainability of commercial revenue opportunities, generation of economic business growth and strategic decision making.

Operating as a strategic partner to the organisation, integrating business planning and strategy with Waste Services planning.

Reviewing Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2022, with a focus on contemporising and maximising council's approach to waste and resource recovery.

Providing collaborative leadership and direction to develop a high performing, customer and team focused culture.

Your success in this role will be demonstrated through your ability to lead strategically and achieve commercially sustainable results. You will have strong communication, interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills with an ability to engage across all levels of the business as well as proven experience in managing change.

Benefits of working at Council:

  • We have a culture based on values of Integrity, Respect, Sustainability, One Team and Courage
  • We support and encourage study and career development
  • We foster personal and professional growth
  • We understand the importance of work/life balance and offer flexible work arrangements
  • We recognise and reward performance and embrace change
  • We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all
  • We provide many mental, physical and social wellbeing programs to support our staff to be the best that they can be

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and responses to the selection criteria above via our website. Wollongong City Council uses a merit-based recruitment process. It is essential to respond to each of the selection criteria below writing at least one to two paragraphs using specific and actual examples of how you have demonstrated the particular skill, qualification or experience. Provide relevant examples from your work, study or community roles. Be clear and to the point. Please use actual examples of what you have done, how well you did it, what you achieved, and how it relates to the requirements of the job. Applications that do not answer all the criteria will not be considered. Your CV alone will not be enough information for your application to be assessed.

For further information regarding this position please contact Joanne Page, Manager Open Space + Environmental Services on 4227 8195. Enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Any questions regarding submitting the application online please contact the Recruitment team on (02) 4227 7065.

Applications close 12 midday Monday 1 February 2021.

Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future opportunities in the team, which may include part time, temporary and or relief roles.Wollongong City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.

Applicants are required to undergo a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.