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Agricultural Recycling Manager

Thames Water
Based Hybrid and Deephams near Picketts Lock in Edmonton
£30,000 to £44,000
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

Job Details

Are you looking for a dynamic role that involves managing the safe and efficient recycling of sewage sludge for agriculture?

Join Thames Water's bio recycling team as a manager responsible for the safe and efficient recycling of sewage sludge to agriculture. Build relationships with customers, landowners, and other communities, liaise with various organizations, and coordinate with the wider recycling team. Monitor sites, oversee contractor health and safety, and ensure the performance of agricultural operations in your defined area is up to standard. Apply now for a challenging and rewarding role with a tangible impact. 

What you’ll be doing as an Agricultural Recycling Manager

  • Manage and develop a geographically dispersed technical team, ensuring the delivery of performance targets and objectives for the team.
  • Responsible for safely and efficiently recycling sewage sludge for our customers in agriculture within a given geographical area.
  • Developing, liaising with, and building relationships with farmers, land owners, agronomists, agents, and others in rural communities to maintain and build the company's reputation and credibility, thus promoting the beneficial use of sewage sludge as a fertiliser replacement.
  • Liaising with Environmental Health Officers, Environment Agency Officers, and local communities to ensure that the recycling operations have a minimum impact on the environment and the public.
  • Coordinate with the broader recycling team to ensure the safe, effective, and efficient management of the recycling operation and contract, thereby improving financial performance.
  • Manage and monitor the contract and the contractors in a defined area, promoting a robust, challenging and effective business relationship.
  • Responsible for monitoring the contractors Health and Safety performance of agricultural operations in a defined area.
  • Source land for recycling biosolids, building and maintaining a land bank to sustain the company's recycling requirement for now and the future.
  • Management of the sales process, which includes fertiliser advice, pricing and availability, land suitability, soil sampling, risk assessment of land to be spread and stockpiled site, site-specific contractor liaison, order entry and permit production via TDS (land application management software), and the timing of operations and the signing off order prior to invoicing.
  • Developing and reassessing procedures and work methods to increase working and financial performance.

Based Hybrid, Deephams, you will be required on-site as part of your role 2-3 times a week.

36 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

This role does require a driver's licence and has access to a work van.

What you should bring to the role

  • An agricultural background with a good knowledge of rural practice is essential, preferably with sales experience in a similar field such as Biosolid Management.
  • You must confidently talk to farmers, agronomists, and contractors.
  • You must be organised, flexible, responsive to change, and able to manage your own time.
  • Ideally, you will be aware of current agricultural initiatives and legislation, such as the Nitrates Directive and Cross-Compliance.
  • It would be advantageous if you were FACTS or BASIS-trained.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary from £30,000 - £44,000 per annum.
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme includes our benefits hub, which is packed with offers and information to save money and support your wellbeing.

Who are we?

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

At Thames Water we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complimentary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, background, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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