Chair of Cheshire West Recycling

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Cheshire West & Chester Council
£12,000 per annum. (Two to three days per month)
Closing date:
12th December
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
12th December 2022
19th December 2022


CW Recycling is a wholly owned company of Cheshire West and Chester Council, operating with cooperative principles, with a social and environmental purpose. Delivering collection and recycling services, we are at the heart of ensuring our neighbourhoods are clean and safe, as well as leading positive change, reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill and helping to meet our sustainability ambitions.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have a strong track record of delivering excellent services via arms-length organisations, and CW Recycling is no different. This is an exciting time to join the organisation as we invest in new assets and depots, upgrade our fleet, develop new services and build upon our environmental credentials. We are forever seeking innovation, developing new ideas and ways of working. We are developing new services, attracting new customers and being more commercial in how we operate.

We are looking for a Chair who embraces our cooperative principles and embodies our values of responsible, safe, trusted and innovative. Experience in waste or environmental services is not required, however, we are looking for someone who can support our journey, bringing appropriate challenge and different viewpoints to ensure that we maximise the potential of the organisation and our colleagues. You will bring an understanding of strong governance arrangements, able to confidently chair meetings ensuring that the board works collegiately, putting people, quality of service and the communities we serve, at the heart of everything we do. You will lead the development of our strategy, setting clear objectives and perspectives, being aware of the developing policy and legislative landscape.

Our Chair will be expected to commit two to three days per month to CW Recycling, including board and committee meetings, engaging with partners and stakeholders. We would expect our Chair to work agile including face-to-face meetings and site visits, as well as meetings conducted online.

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Philip Emms
07590 225 472
Jude Watters
07594 250060
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