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Contract Manager (Waste & Resources)


Waste Management

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Job Title – Contract Manager (Waste & Resources)
Contract Type - Permanent

Hours -  Full time - 36.25 hours per week

Salary - Grade 8 (£35,229 - £39,002)

Location - GMCA, Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EU

Closing date - midnight, 18th January 2019

Assessment dates - 11th and 12th February 2019 at Churchgate House (address above)


Role Profile.docx


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Waste & Resources team of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). We are looking to recruit a second permanent Band 8 Contract Manager to join our busy and energetic team.

Greater Manchester is the largest provider of waste and recycling services in the England and has statutory responsibility for waste disposal.  This includes making arrangements for the management and disposal of municipal waste from nine constituent waste collection authorities (WCAs) and the management of 20 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).

The team manage a number of contracts associated with waste and recycling across the Greater Manchester Conurbation and are currently in the final stages of procuring two new contracts, scheduled to commence 1st June 2019. Reporting to the Head of Contract Services, the successful candidate will be pivotal in the mobilisation, management and performance management of these very significant contracts from the outset, and along with the existing post holder will be responsible for the operational and performance monitoring of GMCA Waste and Recycling contracts. This includes:

·         managing existing and developing new processes, systems and procedures

·         providing high level technical advice and guidance

·         developing effective partnership arrangements with all stakeholders

·         ensuring all targets in the Waste Strategy and Corporate Plan are met.

The ideal candidate will be a team player with significant experience of collating, interpreting and analysing performance data and have demonstrable advanced Excel skills. You will have knowledge of contract management frameworks. Knowledge and experience within the waste industry is highly desirable, although not essential.  Please consult the attached Role Profile above for more detailed information about the position.


If you are interested in this role, then we would be keen to hear from you.


As an employer, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is made up of a number of key Greater Manchester strategic functions and service providers including; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS); Waste and Recourses; Environment; Work and Skills; Research; Public Sector Reform; Police, Crime and Criminal Justice; Homelessness; the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and the Commissioning Hub.


We value the diversity of our employees, and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across Greater Manchester. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

The GMCA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation

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Employees on the redeployment register will be given priority for any vacancies in the first instance. If employees are identified as a match from the register then the vacancy may be withdrawn or put on hold pending an outcome.

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working hours

full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

18th Jan 2019