Assistant Project Director – Resource Efficiency & Waste (Technical)
Home Based

Vacancy Reference: 002529

Location: Home Based

Closing Date: 12/08/2022

Salary: £45,000 per annum

Employment Type: Permanent, full-time

Department: Local Partnerships

Hours Per week: 35

Please note, the recruitment for this role is being administered by the Local Government Association on behalf of Local Partnerships LLP

About Local Partnerships
Local Partnerships LLP is jointly owned by the Local Government Association, HM Treasury and the Welsh Government. We occupy a unique position in the public sector, facilitating change through working impartially and collaboratively across all parts of central, local and regional government, and devolved administrations.

Our vision is as simple as it is challenging: to strengthen the public sector to deliver more effectively, achieve more swiftly, and give value for money to the taxpayer and customer.

Our impact report for 2020-2021 can be found at:

We provide support across England and Wales, working with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) managing its Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme (WIDP) and with the Welsh Government in their Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Division, assisting in the shaping and delivery of their ambitious Waste Infrastructure Investment Programme. We also provide bespoke support and advice to Local Authorities as needed. 

To support this programme, there is a need to recruit an Assistant Project Director, with some specialism in technical elements of the work to support the Project team in these activities. This will include technical knowledge of waste infrastructure and excellent Excel skills to undertake detailed waste flow modelling and analysis. 

About the role
Assistant Project Directors are responsible for driving the successful delivery of activity within specific project workstreams for Local Partnerships, ensuring that the objectives are clearly defined and achieved within the agreed time, cost and quality constraints. You should hold sector specific knowledge at a detailed level and be able to apply that knowledge to a variety of scenarios.  

You may work on your own but will more often form part of a team of different specialists undertaking an assignment stretching over weeks or months, or occasionally years, for a client who will typically be a central government department or one or more councils. 

Assistant Project Directors are assigned to a programme area headed by a Programme Director.  While every assignment is different, Assistant Project Directors typically bring their professional expertise and project management skills to bear on complex projects and problems and ensure the Local Partnerships’ quality standards are met in completing the assignment on time and budget. 
The role may be based anywhere in the UK. You will need to travel to clients’ offices around the country. 

About you

  • Educated to a degree standard, with professional qualifications appropriate to the role
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and management skills including the ability to deliver solutions that meet collective needs and communicate in a variety of different ways
  • Able to work as part of effective teams within organisational structures to deliver projects and commissions
  • Able to assess the implications of interrelated issues and to make sensible judgements that balance with stakeholder priorities

From a specific Resource and Waste Programme perspective, we are looking for:

  • A member of a recognised professional body such as CIWM, IChemE etc
  • Experience of working on the procurement or assessment of large waste treatment or processing infrastructure 
  • An understanding of relevant sector specific legislation and guidance
  • Experience of developing technical aspects of business cases using the Treasury’s five case model
  • An understanding of the work of technical, financial, legal, insurance and funding advisers in the sector and how to manage these parties effectively 
  • Detailed knowledge of waste treatment infrastructure in particular energy from waste, material recovery and anaerobic digestion
  • Knowledge of waste collection, treatment and disposal processes
  • Ability to develop, understand and interpret bespoke waste and resource models

Closing Date:          5pm, Friday 12 August 2022
Interview Date:       W/C Monday 22 August 2022

​​​​​​​We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, transgender identity, religion or belief


This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.