Head of Resources and Waste Services

About Resource Futures

Resource Futures is committed to a vision of everybody using resources sustainably. We are a purpose-driven company which contributes to the communities we work and live in. Our core values of integrity, independence and commitment are what make us different.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading sustainable resource management consultancy in the UK.  We are contributing to research behind policy and operational resource and waste issues that are shaping the future of the UK and beyond.

Founded in 2006, we are employee-owned and non-profit-distributing with a 30-year heritage in the resources and waste industry. Our brand is built around being forward-thinking and looking for continuous improvement in the services we provide. We are part of the B Corp movement and take an ethical approach to business to make a positive difference in the world.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity that doesn’t come around often, to join a leading consultancy in a strategic management position with a chance to be considered for a seat on the Board of Directors after 12 months.  We are looking to build on our success in supporting organisations to improve resources and waste services and are recruiting a new Head of Service position.  You will have proven experience and excellent commercial focus on supporting national and local Government, commercial organisations and the third sector in aligning their services with the Resources and Waste Strategy and the fast-evolving area of responding to the climate emergency.   We are looking for a highly self-motivated, commercially minded and innovative individual who is an excellent communicator at all levels.

Total Reward Package

You will have an optional ethical pension plan – in this scheme the company requires a 5% contribution from employees and will match the employee contribution. In addition to this generous pension plan, we offer life insurance, cycle to work schemes, volunteer days, external memberships, flexible working, company membership and annual away days. You will have access to our Consultative Group platform for employee voice and Learning and Development opportunities. You will be joining a company striving to be an inclusive employer which is always interested in hearing your ideas.


You will head up the Resource and Waste Services consultancy delivery area.  You will engage with external and internal stakeholders including Resource Futures’ whole client base. You will have responsibility for the management of the following consultancy work streams:

  • Waste Services Optimisation – UK focused support around municipal (household and non-household) resources and waste infrastructure services.
    – UK Policy & Strategy, assessment and planning (Resources and Waste Strategy)
    – Service procurement and performance management
    – Collections: kerbside, HWRC & bring banks
    – Treatment: residual, dry recycling & organics 
  • Evidence – the gathering of quantitative and qualitative primary data through fieldwork predominantly utilising the companies bank of casual employees.
    – Waste composition analysis, participation monitoring, material flow audits & surveys.

You will hold a place on the Executive Team which is the day-to-day operational leadership team responsible for the management and development of the company.

How to apply

Resource Futures is striving to be an inclusive employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
To apply, please download forms here:

Full job description

Application form – Part 1

Application form – Part 2

Equal Opportunities form

If you have any difficulty downloading the forms, please contact Yeshim Longhorn on 07827 932268 or email  HR@resourcefutures.co.uk

Application deadline: 11 November 2019, 9.00 am

Interviews: 14 November 2019, to be held at The Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol BS1 6XN

If you have not heard from us by the date of the interviews, your application has not been successful on this occasion.

For any Job Description related queries about this opportunity please contact Sam Reeve on 07769 682778 or email Sam.Reeve@resourcefutures.co.uk

Head of Resources and Waste Services

Contract: Full time (37.5 hours per week), Permanent

Location: Ideally based in our Head Office in Bristol. You will be required to travel regularly and extensively in the UK as well as Internationally.

Salary: £45,000 - £70,000 pa dependent on experience