Band 7 Trust Waste Manager

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The University Hospitals Birmingham Facilities Department are looking to appoint a talented, ambitious and dedicated Waste Manger to join our team.

Reporting to the Head of Facilities Contracted Services the Waste Manager will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership and specialist knowledge in the field of waste management, ensuring the delivery of a compliant and sector leading Trust waste strategy and waste policy.

The Waste Manager will be a key member of the Facilities management team, demonstrating their ability to work with other clinical and none clinical disciplines and external contractor's and agencies.

The post holder will be required to work with key stakeholders both internally and externally to identify, promote and deliver projects to reduce waste at source and minimise use of resources.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to develop procedures for the correct segregation, handling and disposal of all waste stream including working with site based teams, clinical staff, Facilities housekeeping, Portering and logistics staff and waste producers to explain and ensure correct procedures are followed.

You will need to investigate and promote opportunities to reduce overall cost and environmental impact of waste activities, including better segregation, use of innovative alternative and new technologies for waste disposal, compliant with current legislation.

The role will require the undertaking of audits and survey work, and reporting thereof, to meet statutory or internal requirements for waste management throughout the Trust This to include the annual audits of waste disposal service providers to ensure compliance with the 'duty of care' requirements within the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and audits at a site level site and at ward level to ensure compliance with the Hazardous Waste Regulations and HTM 07-01.

The post holder will be required to ensure that statutory requirements to maintain waste and environmental records for the necessary minimum duration are met. Equally you will be acting as the designated responsible officer and will be required to ensure policies, procedures and guidance in relation to waste management are implemented and managed effectively.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Educated to Master's Degree level or equivalent professional qualification or experience in a Waste or Environmental Management related subject
  • *Recognised continued professional development.



  • *Significant Management experience at a senior level within a large multidisciplinary service organisation.
  • *Experience of managing and developing staff, direct or indirect.
  • *Experience of developing, implementing and interrogating detailed and highly complex information.
  • *Evidence of improving service delivery and customer care.
  • *Experience of effectively developing policies, practices and procedures.
  • *Experience of effectively applying specialist legislation, regulation, policies, practices & procedures.
  • *Evidence of successfully delivering value for money initiatives.
  • *Evidence and experience of delivering training on waste to a wide ranging audience from board level management briefings to staff level 'tool-box talks'.
  • *Significant experience of waste management in a large organisation
  • *Experience of site-wide, multi-department, waste auditing, including policy compliance and compositional analysis
  • *Knowledge of NHS waste guidance (HTM 07-01), UK waste legislation (both hazardous and non-hazardous) and NHS policies and procedures (i.e. Infection Prevention & Control and Health & Safety)
  • *Specialist and up to date knowledge of own area of expertise, including associated legislation and regulation, including Environmental Protection Act, Health and safety at Work Regulations


  • *Experience of contract and project management.
  • *Experience of working alongside external bodies such as other NHS Trusts, NHS Purchasing Agencies ,The Environment Agency and other similar national forums and agencies
  • *Experience of managing specialist services.
  • *Experience of effectively managing resources/assets and meeting financial targets for multi stranded services.
  • *Knowledge of Total Quality & Performance Management
  • Knowledge of staff appraisal processes

Additional Criteria


  • *Leader, delegator and team player.
  • *Able to work under pressure and make decisions without referral to others.
  • *Professional, composed and resilient.
  • *Effective negotiator with the ability to influence and achieve required outcomes in a complex environment.
  • *Ability to think conceptually and communicate concepts effectively.
  • *Ability to work on own initiative
  • *Enthusiastic and well-motivated
  • *Willingness to continuously develop both self and role.
  • *Good organiser/time manager
  • *Ability to work in collaboration with all staff disciplines.


  • *Good Understanding of current issues relating to the NHS
  • *Have an energetic approach and ability to inspire confidence

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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