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Waste Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

The post holder will be responsible for managing and developing operational waste management, reduction, recycling, on site waste collection and disposal activities within the Trust providing value for money and excellence in service provision.

About the Role

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About Us

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

  • Do you have significant experience as a Contract or Waste Manager, including clinical waste?
  • Are you looking for a new leadership opportunity in a progressive business?
  • Do you want to play a critical role in our green plan and be a champion for a net zero NHS?

At Royal Devon, we have a rare opportunity for a proactive and collaborative Waste Manager to lead the team.  We are looking for an innovative and dynamic individual experienced in the management of healthcare waste. 

You will be responsible for all waste management at all sites within the Royal Devon Healthcare University portfolio and have the ability to commute to all of these areas as and when required.

This role will provide an opportunity for the for you to be involved in a wide range of projects to engage in environmental programmes using the Waste Hierarchy to achieve the Trust’s strategic aims in respect of waste management.  

This is a really exciting time as we are working towards our green plan and with so many waste innovations out there you will be working with all departments on how we can be better with our waste disposal and reach our net zero goals.

You will be working in a small team of dedicated and hard-working staff with a wealth of knowledge about the organisation and a passion for being able to get the job done.

In order to deliver the Waste Management service in a way that is patient focused and responsive, you will have experience of building effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and contractors, and very strong focus on prioritising the customer.  In addition, you will have experience in allocating resources and prioritising work, have good communication skills and be proactive with a strong focus on continuous improvement.

We are looking for a confident, motivational people leader; someone approachable who practices a 'door always open' policy and who balances the needs of both our team and our patients. Reliability, flexibility, experience in managing healthcare waste, a common-sense approach with a ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to work across all sites of the organisation will also be essential attributes for this role.

Working Pattern: Monday - Friday

Interview Date: Thursday 16th& Friday 17th December 2022 

For further information please contact Sally Hackney, Service Manager on or 07395605180

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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