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Waste and Environmental Manager

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Energy and Environmental Manager to improve the environmental culture throughout the Trust and develop a supportive and positive learning environment within the team, engaging and empowering others.

Main duties of the job

The role requires an experienced, qualified, environmental or sustainability professional to develop, implement and manage systems (including the Trust's current ISO14001:2015 certified Environmental Management System (EMS) for all aspects of waste and environmental monitoring and measuring to ensure the Trust receives best value for money, whilst maintaining high environmental standards.

It is a trustwide operational role delivering waste and environmental initiatives which will require liaison with Estates and Facilities Operational Teams, Care Group leads and teams, other internal stakeholders, and external organisations, to ensure compliance with legislation, sector codes of practice and guidance.

The post holder will assist in the implementation and maintenance of policies, procedures and strategies that will achieve, and where possible exceed national, local, and Trust-wide environmental targets.

To support the delivery of the Trust's Green Plan where Net Zero targets relating to Waste and wider environmental management are embedded.

Support the Energy and Environmental Department and Trust, including healthcare professionals providing a range of mental and physical healthcare services, to deliver the NHS Net Zero carbon targets.

To support the Senior Energy and Environmental Manager to improve the environmental culture throughout the Trust and develop a supportive and positive learning environment within the team, engaging and empowering others.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide advice on Environmental best practice issues across the Trust ensuring compliance with statutory legislation, health and safety, Health Technical Memoranda specifically HTM 07-01 Management and Disposal of Healthcare Waste), Codes of Practice. Maintenance and delivery of the pre-acceptance waste audit schedule of Trust sites against HTM 07-01 requirements. Oversee the management and reporting of non-conformances identified during waste audits managed via Odyssey compliance system. Monitoring and management of the Trust Waste risk register, escalating issue via the Trust Health, Safety and Security Committee when necessary. Manage waste management governance and reporting processes. Delivery and accountability for the monitoring, revision and reporting of the Our Waste objectives within the Trust Green Plan. Assist in the development of Trust and Directorate strategies, policies and procedures relating to waste and environmental management. Completion of necessary Trust, NHS, and statutory returns in relation to waste and environmental management including but not limited to. ERIC (Estates Return Information Collection), PAM (Premises Assurance Model), Greener NHS Quarterly returns. To collate the information required to ensure an accurate carbon footprint from waste related activities. To implement procedures to ensure that accurate data quality is maintained of all waste related data and environmental management metrics. Identify the organisation training needs for waste compliance and environmental awareness developing training materials and guidance to support this. Management and maintenance of the Environmental Management System (ISO14001:2015) accreditation within the Estates and Facilities Directorate. Actively promote waste minimisation, recycling awareness and good practice amongst Trust staff responsible for maintaining waste systems, with a view to improving the environmental performance of the Trust. This must be in accordance with the NHS Clinical Waste Strategy. Planning and managing specialist waste and environmental projects from conception to completion. To produce appropriate risk assessments where necessary. To carry out the duties placed on employees by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all statutory duties appertaining to their sphere of work. Ensure timely collection of all data required for effective environmental management. Establish targets, detecting and investigating consumption or cost exceptions to increase efficiency and minimise waste. Monitor and report environmental issues, costs, and performance against national and local targets. Producing regular and ad hoc reports as required, e.g. performance management reports Assist the team with the management of financial resources for waste and environmental management. Manage and maintain contracts for waste and ISO14001, ensuring that services are purchased in a cost-effective manner and that invoices are appropriately processed to ensure the best value is achieved. Identify opportunities for cost effective investment in waste minimisation and environmental management schemes. Preparing and presenting business cases aimed at realising such opportunities. Assist in the development of the Trust waste policy and procedures in line with legislation and to reflect new and developing guidelines and best practice. Assist in the administration of the statutory waste transfer documents and the registration with the Environmental Agency for all Trust and partner sites. Monitor the completion and receipt of the Environmental Agency hazardous waste consignment notes and ensure these are compliant. Ensure that statutory requirements to maintain waste and environmental records for the necessary minimum duration are met. Support the delivery of sustainability training to key stakeholders, including Executive and Non-Executive Directors, Directors, Senior Managers, EMS system leads and other staff.

Person Specification

Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional


  • Degree level qualification in a Waste or Environmental Management related subject or equivalent experience OR Professional qualification in environmental management or equivalent (HNC, HND, NEBOSH, C& G, NVQ etc)


  • Master's Degree (or equivalent specialist knowledge) in a waste or environmental discipline or equivalent
  • Membership of relevant professional body



  • Continuing Professional Development Training record



  • Experience in one of more of waste management, environmental management, Net Zero Carbon, or Sustainable Development.
  • Working experience of policies and procedures in relation to waste and environmental management.
  • Development and maintenance of environmental management system.
  • Ability to deliver group training.
  • Able to audit departments. against environmental standards and 'best practice' guidelines.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety at Work issues, risk assessments.
  • Relevant experience of environmental issues and liaising effectively with specialist contractors/professional advisors.
  • Experience of using IT packages and systems for the storage, retrieval, and management of waste and environmental data.
  • Budget management.


  • Waste management in a large organisation
  • Working experience with professional bodies
  • Managing projects in relevant technical areas
  • Policy compliance and compositional analysis
  • Knowledge of NHS waste guidance (HTM 07-01), UK waste legislation (both hazardous and non-hazardous)



  • Knowledge of environmental legislation and their implementation with particular relevance to waste management and environmental management.
  • Knowledge of environmental and sustainability management systems including maintaining ISO 14001 accreditation.
  • Understanding of relevant health and safety issues and related legislative environmental issues
  • Knowledge of financial systems and financial monitoring
  • Knowledge of risk assessments and risk management processes


  • Wider working knowledge of NHS relevant information i.e. ERIC, PAM, HTMs and relevant codes of practice
  • Knowledge of HTM 07-01
  • Knowledge of the wider sustainability agenda



  • Prioritisation, planning and organisational skills of activities. Meeting deadlines.
  • Specialist skills in relation to waste and environmental systems.
  • Ability to use IT packages for the management of waste and environmental issues.
  • Auditing, monitoring and implementation of service standards in relation to professional field.
  • Undertake appropriate risk assessments and risk analysis for waste services.
  • To recognise potentially hazardous situations and be able to take appropriate corrective action.
  • Chair/lead relevant meetings/groups, produce minutes with action plans for all work and activity associated with this role.
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills with staff, customers, and patients at all levels.
  • Financial acumen
  • Positive attitude combined with good influencing skills.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others.
  • Maintenance of a certified Environmental Management Systems
  • Experience of delivering training on waste and environmental issues to a wide ranging audience from board level management briefings to staff level
  • Management of waste contracts, from a waste producer perspective, delivering cost effective and environmentally efficient disposal.
  • Maintain a programme of continual professional development (CPD) to ensure current best practice is achieved.
  • Use of IT systems, for the storage and retrieval of environmental information.
  • Good computer skills to develop or create reports, documents, spreadsheets and presentations.


  • Ability to liaise and work with wider associated teams.
  • Ability to modify and amend computer database systems.
  • Ability to liaise and negotiate in relation to contract management of services.
  • Presentations to wider professional audiences.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Duncan Macmillan House

Porchester Road, Mapperley



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