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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/12/2020.

Waste Contracts Officer

Job Reference: J12-ENH37265

NHS Professionals - Non-Clinical
Estates and Facilities

We are looking for a Waste Contracts Auditor to help support the Estates and Facilities Team

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust provide services to the local community to around 500,000 people, with the regional cancer centre supporting around 2 million people. They provide care to the community with an annual budget of around £350 million and more than 5,000 staff.

Would you like to be part of a Trust that value, recognise and celebrate staff members? Who work as a team to provide a high-level service? If yes, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is the place for you.

We’re looking for aWaste Contracts Auditor based atLister Hospital, SG1 4AB

This is a full-time position working on a Rota, shifts including 7.30-15.30, 8-16, 8.30-16.30, 9-17. The hourly rate is £10.09ph

Responsibilities will cover a number of areas such as:

  • To audit all waste streams to ensure the waste is being segregated and disposed of according to the waste regulations and HTM.07.01, and to comply with the Trust waste policy across ENHT.
  • To complete all the monitoring documentation for designated areas in the Trust and ensure all areas are monitored. To comply with all the waste regulations and to increase recycling across all sites to meet the criteria of the waste hierarchy.
  • Support the Trust in complying with all NHS waste and legislative guidance and requirements.
  • Ensure individual reports are prepared for all areas of the Trust and non-compliance is recorded and actioned.
  • To work with clinical/nursing colleagues to review/monitor the segregation and disposal in their waste in their areas of responsibility and agree what action is to be taken.
  • To be responsible for preparing reports to be discussed with the Trust Waste Manager.
  • To be a point of contact for the waste management providing support and advice, where appropriate.
  • Produce material to communicate waste messages across the Trust.
  • To organise and prioritise own workload in conjunction with guidance from the Trust Waste Manager.
  • To provide the information to the Trust Waste Manager highlighting any short falls and to advise/plan methods to achieve the standards required.
  • To meet with the Trust Waste Manager as required discussing the monitoring process.
  • To provide training, advise and instruction to Trust Staff members with regard of Waste training.
  • Assist with regular internal and external site inspections.
  • Copy handouts ready for distribution to delegates during training seminar.
  • To motivate and encourage the staff in their daily tasks and ensure the internal waste collection services in be carried out in accordance the Standards Operating Procedures.
  • To propose changes to policy, procedures and practices within the Waste service to meet the needs of the service in line with waste and recycling regulations.
  • To comply with Statutory, Health & Safety Policies and Governance.
  • Supporting with auditing, reviewing, proposing and implementing service improvements wherever possible in the form of operational policies.
  • Oversee and manage audits as required throughout the Trust, inviting key staff groups to support the annual PLACE assessment, support the training process and subsequent production / distribution of the action plan.
  • Ensure contracts plan are maintained and act as a primary point of contact attending ward and department meetings when required.
  • Support the General Services Manager with achieving value for money throughout negotiating with suppliers and ensuring all existing national, local and consortium contracts are utilised.

The skills required:

  • Previous Customer Services experience essential
  • Previous Auditing/Monitoring experience essential
  • Previous General Administration experience essential
  • Current valid Driving Licence
  • Competent in Microsoft Office and ability to use email, internet and use of procurement/monitoring programmes or willingness to train
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Physically fit to monitor the services
  • Good Team player
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience of working within the NHS desirable
  • Previous experience of facilities services desirable
  • Previous experience in using handheld technology for auditing/monitoring desirable
  • Experience of delivering training desirable
  • Experience of waste HTM regulations desirable
  • Cleaning related NVQ Desirable

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 126,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Successful applicants will be contacted after the closing date.

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