Welcome to the East London Waste Authority (ELWA) and thank you for your interest in joining our team.

ELWA is the statutory joint waste disposal authority responsible for the disposal of waste collected by the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Redbridge. This coordinated approach delivers economies of scale as well as consistency of operation across our Constituent Councils. We serve a population of over 1 million citizens from a very diverse range of communities and neighbourhoods involving collections from more than 400,000 households in addition to commercial waste.

It is an exciting time to join us, as we are finalising a new Joint Strategy with our Constituent Councils for managing our future resources and waste. The Joint Strategy has been developed to inform services starting from December 2027 when our current contract for managing waste treatment and disposal comes to an end. We are now looking for a Procurement Director to join us to lead, direct and shape the Procurement Plan that will deliver this new strategy for the East London Waste Authority (the Authority) and our Constituent Councils. You will drive the strategic development of the plan through effective stakeholder engagement and management which will be both operational and political. At ELWA we operate at significant scale, with the services being procured maybe having a value of £600m or more.

Your work will be complex, and will impact upon many aspects of local government over a number of years. You will be aware of the financial and environmental drivers that we, and our Constituent Councils, face. In joining us at ELWA you will be part of the collective leadership within the Authority with the opportunity to shape our future strategy and have a key role in delivering our agreed vision and plans for transforming the way ELWA disposes of its residual waste post 2027, when the current contract is due to end.

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about this opportunity to make a real and positive difference to the lives of the residents of the East London Waste Authority.

Andrew Lappage
Managing Director


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