Would-be replacements for Steve Lee as chief executive of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) have a month to throw their hats into the ring.
The closing date for applications for the role is 27 May with an advert on the Guardian Jobs website putting the salary at £90,000+ “with excellent benefits”.
Lee announced in January that he was stepping down after more than a dozen years in the role.
The advert says the CIWM “is at an exciting and important stage in its development, with more than 6,000 members, 10 volunteer centres and network of members in 120 countries”.
“The trustees are looking to appoint a new chief executive who is a strong leader with the drive, vision, experience and leadership skills to inspire the organisation through a new phase of growth to achieve its mission and to deliver its long-term strategy”.
They are seeking candidates with “proven leadership credibility within the wastes, resources and environmental sector, and experience of leading and managing a team to deliver success”.
The CIWM had previously said it expected to have the new person in post by the end of the year.
Lee has been one of the most prominent personalities both within the waste sector and outside it, and has helped to forge closer links with other trade bodies, including the Environmental Services Association.
Before joining the CIWM as chief executive in September 2003, Lee spent 15 years in local government waste management in the West Midlands and Leicestershire. That was followed by seven years at the Environment Agency as head of its waste function.
He is also a big Leicester City fan, and may well value any free time to follow the Premier League club in the Champions’ League next season.