Waste & Cleansing Supervisor 

Full-time Position

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become a frontline manager, playing a key role in the Waste and Cleansing Management Service.

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become a frontline manager, playing a key role in the Waste and Cleansing Management Service.

Reporting to the Waste & Cleansing Depot Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the effective running of the waste collection and street cleansing services within the Borough of Ipswich. You will be a member of a large team carrying out a variety of frontline services that are often in the public and media spotlight.

We are seeking a motivated supervisor to join our team. You will be part of a team responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, ensuring that we are able to provide a safe and effective service with a first-class reputation.

You will have 2 A Levels or an NVQ Level 4 or 3 years qualitative experience.

You will have line management responsibilities for a team undertaking various tasks and you will need to be able to lead, motivate and manage with ever changing work priorities in this vital front line, demanding service. You will be responsible for monitoring work standards and implementing performance management measures when necessary.

You will also be expected to develop new working practices to ensure that we continue to operate efficiently and review these activities regularly in line with Health and Safety Executive best practice.This post participates in a five- week shift rota which includes weekends with some Bank Holiday working required.

To be suitable for this post you will have experience in successfully leading a team of frontline staff. This experience may have been gained in a Waste & Cleansing role or perhaps working in the Transport, parcel or other multi-drop industry, leading a team that works remotely. You will be able to work on a rotating pattern of work – including early mornings, afternoons and weekends.

For more information about this role please contact Michael Carter 01473 433081 or via email Michael.carter@ipswich.gov.uk

Closing date 9th July 2023

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking, public transport discounts, free swimming, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, hybrid working opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 17th July 2023.

The assessment interview process will be carried out in person.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.


Grafton House – Ipswich


£32,020 – £33,820 

Application closing date

09 July 2023

Job type

1x Permanent – 37 Hours per week

Job reference



Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road

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