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Operations Manager - Fixed term until 29 May 2026

About You
Do you want to be part of an expert team that protects people and the natural environment?
Could you be a key member of our Contracts Team managing operations across a national portfolio of mine water treatments sites?
Can you make a positive difference?
If so, read on......
As a key member of our management team, you will be responsible for operations across a national portfolio of mine water treatments sites. 
Your expertise and knowledge will ensure high performance is maintained and improved.
Working partners you will ensure compliance and performance standards are met.
You will promote sustainability and best practice across the business.
Your expert knowledge of water treatment and contracts will be vital to the effective running of our assets.
You will need to be:

  • motivated
  • take the initiative
  • be a good communicator.
We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

About The Role
We are looking for a colleague to join our expanding operations team, you will be an important member of the Environment Strategy Department.
You will lead our service providers in all aspects of the operation and maintenance of an expanding portfolio of mine water treatment assets and data gathering sites. 
As part of a small team of operations managers, you will be responsible for the prioritisation of work, delivery and financial governance of a programmes works with an annual value of £14m to £17m.   
You will be a good communicator who is able to develop a partnered approach with delivery partners as well as supporting commercial activities with customers. 
You will preferably be from a clean or waste water treatment background and be qualified to Degree level in a relevant discipline.

Experience of NEC contracts would also be beneficial.

Additional training will be provided where required.     
Some travel and the occasional overnight stay is required with this role and is covered by a formal expenses system. 
This role represents an excellent opportunity to join a team of technical experts who protect and enhance environment and the lives of the communities we serve.
Please note that this role will require a basic DBS check

Role location: Mansfield (some accommodation could be made for the right candidate.)
For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.


Application closing date: 3rd March 2024
Sifting date: 4th March 2024
Interviews: 11 - 14 March 2024
(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware and we will look at alternative dates)
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

About The Coal Authority
Our benefits:
  • A market leading pension scheme - our employer contribution rate is around 27%
  • A choice of working patterns; full-time, part-time, job-share!
  • Adoption or shared parental leave of 26 weeks full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Diversity Network Groups
  • Mental Health Allies
  • Civil Service Sports and Social club
  • Employee discounts
  • Annual medicals
  • £15 per month towards wellbeing
  • A values based recognition scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements to give employees freedom to vary their hours around personal preferences and commitments.
  • Generous holiday allowance – 27.5 days annual leave, plus the ability to flex an extra 6 days in addition to 8 public holidays
  • On-site free parking, tea, coffee and soft drinks in the Mansfield office
  • Sponsorship and professional qualifications support
  • Professional subscriptions paid
Working with us:
We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.
Who we are:
Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.
We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Here at TCA we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our communities.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people from different backgrounds, identities, cultures and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.
As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our workforce, we provide a guaranteed interview to applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria who are disabled or from a minority ethnic community.
If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Start: 16/02/2024
  • Rate: £41,083 - £47,465
  • Location: Mansfield,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Contact: Admin The Coal Authority
  • Tel: 01623 637149
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0122
  • Posted: 2024-02-16 15:27:02 -

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