Head of Development – Municipal Collections

Location : Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Job Ref : DC426
Consultant : David Crompton
Sector : EW
Salary : Competitive + Benefits


DC426 – Head of Development – Municipal Collection and Streetscene
Location – Home Based
Salary – £Competitive + Benefits


First Military Recruitment is working in partnership with our client – one of the nation’s leading waste and resource management companies – to recruit a Head of Development to join their environmentally conscious organisation.

This is a brilliant opportunity for a senior management professional with experience of a waste management environment to join a leading organisation. Within this high calibre role, you will be a key player in the progression of the business, helping to secure a better future for our environment, as well as developing our services. So, if you want to build a better tomorrow for your career and the planet, this is the job for you!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Play a fundamental role in developing, negotiating, agreeing and implementing new service contracts for both Municipal Collection and Streetscene initiatives.
  • Along with traditional waste management contracts, the Streetscene scheme assists local authorities with everything from grounds and highways maintenance to beach cleansing.
  • Communicate with stakeholders to negotiate contracts and/or extensions to contracts, liaising with an array of managers and other departments.
  • Delivering the development plan.
  • Preparing, submitting and presenting project development reports.
  • Establishing and developing a formal industry network of interested groups.
  • Ensuring staff are fully trained and motivated.

Skills and Experience:

  • A proven track record in a senior management role in a profit centre of at least £5m turnover.
  • Experience in an organisation with a professional and disciplined approach to business/project development within a Waste Management environment.
  • Considerable experience in the successful delivery of business/project development programmes, to time, budget and specification; preferably in the waste industry.
  • Suitable qualifications and experience in the application of sound project development and project management techniques.
  • Commercial awareness with strong profit orientation.
  • Numeracy and financial acumen.
  • Strong people skills with the capability to develop and motivate a widespread and multi-disciplined team.

In return our client offers:

  • A competitive salary.
  • 25 days’ holiday per annum.
  • Company sick pay.
  • Pension scheme and life insurance.
  • Flexible benefits including high street savings, cycle to work scheme and Gymflex membership.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and the Best Doctors Service.
  • Peer-to-peer recognition scheme.
  • Training and development opportunities.

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