This job has expired

Operations Manager

Barnsley Council
Closing date
10 May 2021

View more

Contract Type
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

Following a recent Future Council Improvement Review, we are seeking a highly motivated Operations Manager to lead on the delivery of an efficient and effective core service offer for Domestic Waste Collection. You will be working on a full time, permanent basis (37 hours per week) and in return will receive a competitive salary of £39,880 - £42,821 per annum.

The Operations Manager role:

With experience of managing front line/logistically-based services, you will lead on the development and delivery of the service operating model working in partnership with a range of key stakeholders to modernise and continuously improve front-line services.

You will be working with operational staff to motivate and develop teams ensuring the delivery of safe, highly efficient, customer-focussed right first-time services. You will ensure operating principles are embedded in front-line practice whilst maintaining service agility to mobilise effective responses to emerging priorities through the adoption of a risk-based approach. You will have extensive experience of challenging the performance of services and be responsible for promoting a clear focus on value for money engendering a truly customer-focussed, performance driven, safety first culture.

Key responsibilities of our Operations Manager:

- Responsible for the effective management of the service including delivery of statutory and nonstatutory operations optimising performance and the cost-effective deployment of resources.

- Manage relevant service projects, co-ordinating resources and ensuring that they are effectively planned, managed and delivered.

- Deliver, monitor and manage service plans ensuring the effective deployment of labour, vehicles and plant to maximise operational efficiency.

- Develop and implement relevant service policies and procedures.

- Design, monitor and evaluate internal operating models developing annual operating plans whilst maintaining effective, timely public communications to ensure the delivery of highly efficient, customer-focussed right first time services.

- Prepare and present detailed and complex reports and information to a range of audiences including senior managers, elected members, employees and members of the public.

- Manage agreed operational budgets ensuring effective profiling, budgetary control and monitoring in line with council standing orders and financial regulations.

Qualifications and Experience we're looking for in our Operations Manager:

- Level 5 Qualification

- Willingness to undertake the Councils Leadership Programme

- IOSH Managing Safely

- NEBOSH National General Certificate

- Experience of planning and managing front line / logistically-based services.

- Experience in performance management, setting targets, plans & monitoring performance and challenging the performance of services to bring about improvements.

- Knowledge of project and change management principles, frameworks and tools.

- Knowledge and understanding of large scale services.

- Working knowledge of Microsoft applications.

Skills we're looking for in our Operations Manager:

- Highly developed leadership skills.

- Ability to negotiate, implement and manage change across a front-line operational service embedding a culture of excellence and promoting continuous improvement.

- Able to effectively managing stakeholder expectations whilst remaining responsive to the changing needs and priorities of the service.

- Ability to skilfully and assertively challenge current practice and develop innovative ideas.

- Excellent communication, motivation and interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence decision makers and resolve conflict.

- Ability to work at senior levels within an organisation, within an Elected Member environment and partnerships, sometimes in areas of tension and conflict.

- Strong organisation and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure, being self-motivated and able to use own initiative under minimal supervision.

- Ability to produce quality documentation including reports, ensuring they are suitable for a range of audiences.

Closing date: Friday 14th May 2021

If you feel you have the necessary skills and abilities to help us to successfully deliver a modern and efficient domestic waste collection service, we would very much welcome your application to become our new Operations Manager.
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert