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Trainee Organics Manager

Job description

Our client has been working in the waste and recycling sector for over 30 years working with business', local authorities and the domestic markets. This opportunity is for an enthusiastic graduate with a view to succession planning, to join our client as a Trainee Organics Manager. By working directly with the manager, you will receive the opportunity to learn all aspects of the 'green' composting operation and develop industry specific qualifications

Our client has a contract with Devon County Council to compost most of Devon's garden waste at several sites around the county. The operation consists of receiving garden waste, shredding and screening of the material to produce a finished PAS100 compost product. The operation receives about 50,000 tonnes of garden waste per year.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Contract management, including monthly reporting and liaising with DCC.
  • Financial management and systems including understanding and complying with budgets.
  • Understand all aspects of the regulatory and compliance requirements, which includes PAS100. Full training will be given.
  • Understand the day-to-day operations and develop skills on the operation plant and equipment.
  • Receive third party training as required (COTC Composting)
  • Working with internal staff as required including providing leadership where required and as the post develops.

The ideal candidate:
Preferably have a scientific/environmental background

  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Ability to develop & maintain effective relationships
  • Flexible & willing to shift focus on Company/team priorities

This role represents an ideal opportunity for candidates who are interested in working with an established business in the Devon region and have ambition to work directly in the sustainability sector in a management position. The opportunity will provide all the necessary training for candidates to achieve the required knowledge and skills in running the Organics part of the business.

In return the company offer an attractive benefits scheme coupled with the salary which includes participation of the company profit share scheme. The company are now employee owned, along with attractive holidays, cycle to work and staff events.

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