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Posted Date:  25-Jan-2023
Posting End Date:  3-Feb-2023
Location:  Staffordshire
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Waste Network Ops
Salary (£):  £34,794 - £38,392

Catchment Lead




Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.



Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care.

Working within our exciting Waste Network Operations department, you have the chance to join the team as a Catchment Lead on a 12-month fixed term contract.


In this role you will predominantly ensure the effective operation of the Sewerage Network within the Staffordshire area and manage your own workload. You will be delivering full compliance on everything from Health and Safety to regulatory and company standards.

Furthermore, you will get focus on the needs of our customers by delivering ‘right first time’ solutions and you will implement initiatives within the sewerage networks to aid improvements to our performance measures and serviceability.

You’ll have daily activities too, such as managing and enhancing our internal and external relationships with all key parties, carrying out work place audits to monitor our contractors compliance.


So, if you own a full UK driving license and possess great communication skills & experience working with contract partners and great working hours (Monday to Friday – 7.30am-3.30 pm) then please keep reading.





  • Lead and promote a safe working environment to achieve Goal Zero whilst ensuring all quality standards are met.
  • Improve customer experience to reduce written complaints by proactively owning and resolving all customer service issues.
  • Through workplace audits, monitor contractor’s compliance against the requirements of the contract with particular emphasis on meeting health and safety, work quality and regulatory reporting standards.
  • Ensure all internal flooding incidents within catchment have been dealt with and investigated in accordance with company standards and where necessary appropriate mitigation measures are put in place to prevent a reoccurrence.
  • Own all pollutions within catchment and ensure feedback following an incident is accurately reported and all information collated.
  • Identify all known and potential ‘Hot Spots’ within catchment and develop and maintain effective contingency measures to minimise impact on customers and the environment in the event of asset failure.
  • Identify asset investment requirements and any residual risks arising from operational activities and record details on the companies risk management database.
  • Take part in a standby rota







The post holder will have experience of working collaboratively with contract partners and stakeholders across a large geographical area. Having experience of building and developing effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders e.g., Customers, EA and Councils would be beneficial. An understanding of sewerage law and the operation would be desirable but not essential. 


Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity, and a caring attitude in equal weight.

We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.

And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity; who help us do just that.


We do more, because we care.





It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  Here’s some of our favourites:


  • Car allowance
  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250 per annum based on company performance)
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers
  • Family friendly policies







Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeatSevernTrent on social media.