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Assistant Resources and Waste Contracts and Commercial Manager

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Northumberland County Council are recruiting for an exciting new position in our Central Waste Team. The role of Assistant Resources and Waste Contracts and Commercial Manager is a key role to allow NCC to meet the high-profile regulatory opportunities and challenges faced by the industry. You will be working closely with the Resources and Waste Contracts and Commercial Manager to support in the management of the PFI contract as well as managing a small team of highly motivated officers dealing with a wide range of waste related duties and responsibilities.

From a local authority perspective, it is an exciting time to work in the waste industry with a once in a generation change taking place, driven by a new suite of requirements in the form of Simpler Recycling, Extended Producer Responsibility, Deposit Return Scheme, and the future Emissions Trading Scheme.

The team operate a hybrid working model, primarily based out of County Hall, Morpeth one day per week. This role will require the successful candidate to also attend Cowley Road Depot in Blyth at least one day per week.


  • A strategic, innovative, and performance-focused leader with significant waste industry experience
  • Degree level or equivalent standard of general education or extensive/significant experience
  • Thorough understanding of relevant legislation, regulations including EPR, DRS and Simpler Recycling and professional best practice, 
  • Experience of working on a PFI contract
  • Numerate and able to effectively analyse and interpret complex business statistics. 
  • Valid UK driving license

Should you wish to discuss this vacancy informally, please contact David Groves, Resources and Waste Contracts and Commercial Manager on 07871 107668 or by emailing 


Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis! 

Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”. 

For further information about working for NCC, please visit our website here.

Why choose us? 

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 
  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours 
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality 
Further information 

Please note that this is a full time position but applications on a secondment or part-time basis would be considered for the right applicant. 

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here

 We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.    

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For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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