Waste Manager

Whittington Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclu Inner HCAs
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
To ensure that the Trust complies with all applicable waste legislation and support with achieving our corporate objectives in connection with Green Plan / waste minimisation/reduction and recycling.

Lead Whittington Health in the implementation of the Trusts waste management policy both in the acute and community sites (14) and other areas of E& F including capital projects.

Manage and reconcile all waste contract financials.

Responsible for the identification and delivery of CIP plans.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to develop relationships with but not limited too:
  • Internal relationships with colleagues with Estates & Facilities Directorate
  • Clinical Colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Professional groups and bodies
  • External organisations (Supply Chain)
  • North Central London Authority
  • Local Authorities
  • National Teams
  • Neighbouring Trusts

The role is requirement to travel to all sites & you will be expected to manage all aspects of Waste Management for these sites.

The role will require the candidate to enter a number of sensitive Healthcare environments including wards and theatres therefore you will need to be CRB checked.

About us

Our values underpin everything we do. Our staff are committed to delivering the following values in everything they do.

Our ICARE values have been created by our staff and are embedded in our appraisal and planning processes and form part of our staff excellence awards.

We have an excellent reputation for being innovative, responsive and flexible to the changing clinical needs of the local population. We are treating more patients than ever before and are dedicated to improving services to deliver the best for our patients.

Our missionHelping local people live longer, healthier lives.Our visionProvide safe, personal, co-ordinated care for the community we serve.Our goalsWe have developed six key strategic goals to make sure we continue to support people to live longer, healthier lives.
  • To secure the best possible health and wellbeing for all our community
  • To integrate and coordinate care in person-centred teams
  • To deliver consistent, high quality, safe services
  • To support our patients and users in being active partners in their care
  • To be recognised as a leader in the fields of medical and multi-professional education, and population-based clinical research
  • To innovate and continuously improve the quality of our services to deliver the best outcomes for our local population

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensure the Trust and its waste subcontractors comply with all applicable legislation
  • To drive significant reductions in total waste and agreed increases in the proportion of waste
  • To be fully conversant with the waste management
  • Day to day administration, supervision and monitoring of the waste management contracts including recycling, mixed non-hazardous waste streams, some specific hazardous waste streams and confidential waste streams
  • Develop strategies to improve the Trusts waste management
  • Coordinate and monitor waste management costs
  • Prepare and present reports to Sustainability forums and Waste committees

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Appropriate experience in a corporate setting sufficient to demonstrate competency and ability
  • Educated to degree level in environmental management or equivalent / associated discipline related to the role
  • Management qualification or equivalent professional experience
  • BICSc CPSS, NVQ level 3 Knowledge of COSHH


  • Experience in Waste Management from within an Healthcare setting

Skills and Abilities


  • Proven experience of managing a complex service with a diverse workforce in a customer/patient service environment
  • Proven experience of managing and understanding budgets
  • Able to demonstrate ambition and resilience in management and work ethic
  • A good team member with proven ability to lead, motivate, inspire and support diverse teams
  • An effective communicator (both verbal and written)
  • Able to influence and negotiate across a broad scope of staff
  • Effectively able to performance manage others
  • Experience in overseeing staff and implementation of best practices Computer literate in excel and word
  • Able to manage own time and meet deadlines Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, visitors, colleagues, clients


  • IOSH Working Safely
  • Experience in healthcare environment. Contract and project management skills

Knowledge and Experience


  • Good knowledge of the legal and practical aspects of waste management within an organisation
  • Comprehensive understanding of waste hierarchy, mechanisms for reducing waste arising and how to monitor / measure arising against targets


  • Experience of managing and monitoring external contractors
  • Experience of collecting and analysing data on waste /recycling
  • Experience of delivering environmental training /awareness-raising
  • Experience of working in a large, multi-site organisation
  • Awareness and understand of the relevant HTM, especially HTM07

Personal Qualities


  • Be flexible in approach to work
  • Show empathy, care and compassion
  • Ability to work independently, flexibly and professionally - dealing with stressful and changeable situations
  • Proven excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to respond quickly to problem Ability to adhere to instructions, standards and procedures
  • Ability to build relationships and show respect for other people Positive attitude and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work as part of a team Excellent customer service skills

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Whittington Hospital


N19 5NF

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