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Waste Support Officer (Finance and Intelligence) OCC31791

Job details


Salary range: £26,999 – 29,636 per annum

Work location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 15th June 2020

Intervew date: Thursday 25th June 2020




This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the best performing counties in the country for recycling and diversion from landfill



About us


The Waste Contracts Team is responsible for the management of Oxfordshire’s waste disposal contracts including energy from waste, transfer station contracts, anaerobic digestion, street sweeping processing, composting and household waste recycling centres.


This team works closely with Waste Strategy and Highways Contract Management Teams and duties will extend to the work of these teams as required. Additionally, Oxfordshire County Council works jointly with Cherwell District Council and there may be opportunities to work across waste teams in both authorities on some tasks.



About the role


You will be part of the Contract Management Support Team. In the role, you will effectively manage financial systems and procedures of the Waste Team to ensure accurate and prompt contractor payments and financial monitoring, forecasting and analysis within established systems. There will also be a requirement to manage data systems and provide analysis and keep records.


This is a public facing role, which includes contact with members of the public and liaison with contractors, suppliers, as well as county and district council officers. You will be the first point of contact for the customer service centre and contractors, dealing with and co-ordinating enquiries promptly, efficiently and professionally.



About you


To be successful in this role, you will be:


  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Meticulous
  • A good team player


In addition, you will have:


  • Strong numerical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills



Rewards and benefits


It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Person Specification


For an informal discussion, please contact Steve Lewington, Technical Officer on 07785 722208



Application procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the role requirements, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory. 


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team at occ.recruitment@hants.gov.uk



Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 


All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.


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