Operations Supervisor - Street Scene

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Operations Supervisor - Street Scene


We are looking to recruit a Street Scene Supervisor who has proven experience in managing large teams of employees in a fast-paced environment.

About us

Street Scene Services cover the whole of the north of the County, covering 350 square miles.

The Street Scene Management Team are responsible for delivery of all Street Scene Services across Aylesbury Vale, this includes all cleansing activities such as litter picking, mechanical sweeping, fly-tip, and graffiti removal, and all other cleansing activities in place to keep the area's clean and safe for residents and visitors. Street Scene also includes grounds maintenance activities, such as grass cutting, shrub, and hedge maintenance, provision, and management of sports facilities including football and cricket pitches. The team is also responsible for the management of 45+ play areas.

The Street Scene team operates in all weather conditions and will require the role holder to think outside of the box and adapt to such challenges, ensuring effective communication with key stakeholders is maintained and the service is delivered within service level agreements.

As the face of the Council, Street Scene operatives are seen by all residents and customers every day. Street Scene Supervisors provide bespoke on-street training with their teams.

About the role

The role involves shared directional management of 50 frontline operatives, from day to day delivery of the street scene services, ensuring health and safety compliance, accident investigations, and performance management.

As one of three Street Scene Supervisors, you will be required to be flexible in your working hours between an early and late rota-based shift pattern. As Street Scene activities are required seven days per week, weekend work is required on a shift pattern between the three roles.

This role is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the heavily regulated statutory and non-statutory in-house Street Scene service. This covers all aspects of cleaning and grounds maintenance activities across the north of Buckinghamshire. There are training opportunities available, including gaining accredited qualifications within the industry.

The role holder must be confident to work in a high-risk and challenging environment as they are accountable for sensible and reactive decision making that ensures the services remain fully compliant with industry and health and safety legislation.

The Street Scene Supervisor will form part of a leadership team of 50 frontline operatives who have direct line management of approximately 17 staff. This management involves but is not limited to, being able to design and deliver bespoke and technical training, complete accident and disciplinary investigations, deliver on KPI's and proactively manage sickness.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of service policies, processes, and projects, and will also be required to understand strategic objectives and the vision for Street Scene services and how their work contributes to achieving these.

There are training opportunities available, including gaining accredited qualifications within the industry.

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with the ambition and drive to deliver a key frontline, operational service to the residents and customers to a high standard. Health and safety is key to maintaining our operation and the role holder will be expected to have knowledge of legislative requirements within the industry. The role holder must have the ability to take ownership of complex and sometimes challenging issues and applying innovative solutions to resolving them whilst meeting timescales. With a flexible approach, the role holder will ensure effective operational management of the service while complying with corporate and legal requirements and seek improvements where possible.

As a Street Scene Supervisor, you will be joining a well-respected team within the Council. You will be offered a competitive rate of pay, generous employer pension contributions in line with the Government Pension scheme.

Key Accountabilities

* Responsible for effective leadership and coordination of the day-to-day statutory and non-statutory street scene services. This involves both logistical and reactive planning of resources, including operatives, fleet, and equipment.
* Provide shared directional management of a large frontline team 50 in total.
* Take part in a rota-based team structure that ensures that the early morning operational services are rolled out in a timely manner. This involves being a responsible key and alarm holder for a large Waste Transfer Station depot.

Essential requirements:

* Degree level education or significant relevant work experience in the specialist field (Horticulture/Grounds Maintenance, Street Cleansing)
* Full Driving Licence
* Shift patterns (early/duty) based on a shift rota) and some weekend work

Please see the job summary on our website for further information.

Other information

Closing date Midnight 23rd June 2021

Contact Street Scene Manager, Naomi Batson by email naomi.batson(at)buckinghamshire.gov.uk for more information on this opportunity.
We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.


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Expiry Date
24/06/2021 13:41:00
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