Wednesday 20 February 2019
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Assistant Manager, Sewage Collection Service

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Hours:Full Time

Full Description

Service Area

States Works

Grade: EGI - 32,469 - 35,090 per annum


The States of Guernsey is looking for an Assistant Manager to join the Sewage Collection Service. States Works is an independent trading organisation responsible to the States of Guernsey through the Trading Supervisory Board. The business provides a wide range of municipal, maintenance and emergency services to the States of Guernsey and private clients. The business workforce number approximately 240, with a turnover in excess of 14 million per annum.

The Sewage Collection Service is operated by States Works under a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Guernsey Water. The Section is managed from the States Works complex at La Hure Mare, with the vehicle fleet based nearby at Griffiths Yard. The Section is responsible for the removal of some 165,000 loads of often septic sewage annually using its fleet of specially designed sewage tankers.

The post holders primary function is to assist the manager in the management and supervision of the day to day operational activities of the Sewage Collection Service within a customer focused environment such that it meets the requirements of the business many clients in a safe, effective and efficient manner. This includes the planning and organisation of the drivers daily work sheets, scheduling sewage tanker maintenance and repairs, monitoring the condition of driver welfare facilities both on and off site, assist with the production of business cases to support improved efficiencies and asset procurement, process and manage sickness and accident claims.

As being one of the main customer facing roles within States Works the post holder will be expected to lead and promote excellence in customer service and ensure that the section delivers the promises of the States Works Customer Charter.

The post holder will be required to demonstrate a flexible approach towards working across the business and at times may be required to work outside of their chosen role.

Please click on the link below to view a full job description for this role.

Job Description

Contact: Angie Pattimore, Manager - Sewage Collection Service. Tel. (01481) 247163. Email:

We strongly advise that applicants speak to the contact named above before applying for this post.

Closing Date:25 February 2019

Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role. This should be in addition to any CV or cover letter supplied and should have clear examples of how each is met. The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.

Note - Internal applicants are required to inform their Line Manager before applying for any States of Guernsey positions. Internal referencesmay be taken up prior to interview.

Appointment to this role will be subject to the following pre-employment checks which will be completed following an offer of employment:

  • Satisfactory references which must include one from the candidate's current line manager
  • Satisfactory, Basic Police Check, which can be obtained, at the candidates own expense, from the Guernsey Vetting Bureau, New Jetty, White Rock, St Peter Port, after an offer of appointment has been made. Convictions likely to be considered relevant to this post include crimes involving, but not limited to, theft violence, dishonesty, fraud, vulnerable individuals and children
  • Confirmation of required qualifications / registrations
  • Possession of a valid Right to Work document

Should the successful applicant not meet the requirements sufficiently he/she may be appointed at a lower grade than stated. The successful applicant would then have the opportunity to progress to the grade advertised once the necessary skills and knowledge have been developed and the postholder has demonstrated the ability to undertake the duties at the higher level.

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