How to Apply

If you have the drive and determination to improve the way we deal with the waste produced by some two million people, please use the following links to apply and bring your skills to the NLWA.

  • Head of Strategy & Services
    £65,905 - £80,553
    Tottenham Hale, London


  • Heat and Power Project Programme Director

    c. £100,000 + benefits
    Tottenham Hale, London


This guidance contains important information to help with your application:

  • Please apply by submitting a CV and a supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4 in length aligned to the person profile). Please include your contact details.
  • Please ensure that you address the key requirements set out in the person profile and explain your personal contribution to relevant achievements you are referencing. 
    The competencies will be used as part of the assessment process.
  • Please ensure any gap in employment and education history is fully explained on your CV; we may wish to verify this information during the recruitment process.
  • Please provide the details of two referees - we will only approach referees for candidates proceeding to final panel and only with your permission.
  • Please complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form when you upload your details. We are keen to ensure that all our jobs are accessible to all members of the community and use this data to monitor our progress in doing this.
  • Please return your application by the closing date for the role (see below).
  • Following long listing you will be contacted directly by Penna’s consultants to update you on the status of your application and to confirm if you are to be invited for interview.

Person Profile

Head of Strategy and Services

  • Experience of managing similarly complex resources both in terms of staff and budgets
  • Demonstrable experience in contract procurement and management, to secure efficient delivery of services through suppliers and achieve value for money
  • Significant strategic awareness of the waste sector to shape plans which ensure that the Authority is at the forefront of modern approaches to waste operations
  • Evidence of effective stakeholder management and working with a complex array of parties
  • Equivalent senior management experience outlining strong corporate contributions
  • A track record of working with elected members to achieve agreed outcomes

Programme Director

  • A track record of operating at a strategic level in complex multi-disciplinary environments
  • Experience of managing a major civil engineering projects from development consent to construction; leading on infrastructure programmes of similar complexity
  • Demonstrable experience in contract procurement and management, to secure successful delivery of projects and achieve value for money
  • Experience of building teams and leading through growth and change
  • A track record demonstrating the ability to thrive in public environments responding positively to scrutiny from politicians and interest groups

Indicative Timetable

The following timetable sets out key dates in our recruitment process. Please ensure that you mention in your covering letter if any of these dates present you with a problem.

Please note these dates are indicative and could be subject to change. Candidates will be kept up to date on any variation in the timetable as and when appropriate.



Weds 13th June 2018

Advert close

Thurs 21st June 2018

Prelim interviews - Head

Mon 25th June 2018

Prelim interviews - Programme Director

Mon 25th June 2018

Shortlist Director - Head

Thurs 5th July 2018

Shortlist Director - Programme Director

Weds 4th July 2018

Assessment including psychometrics - Head

Tues 10th July 2018

Assessment including psychometrics - Programme Director

Mon 23rd July 2018

Final Panel - Head

Thurs 19th July 2018

Final Panel -Programme Director


For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact our Penna Consultant Garfield Cameron on 07885 464347 or email garfield.cameron@penna.com 

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