Turn your environmental passion into practical action.
In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people and local businesses at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. Waste reduction and recycling targets are a key area of focus, as achieving high participation both saves the council money and contributes to our climate emergency goals. Communicating our message, however, can sometimes be a challenge in this diverse and densely populated borough – which is where you come in.
We currently have 2 available positions for 2-year Fixed Term Contracts, with the possibility of extension.
In this frontline role, you’ll engage directly with residents to help them understand recycling issues, increase recycling and tackle recycling contamination. In addition, you’ll monitor collection crews to make sure the right collections are made to the right standards. The role also involves making presentations to schools and community groups, implementing measures to improve recycling and gathering data on recycling performance. It’s a practical way of sharing your passion for sustainability and environmental protection. And, if you’re looking to work in the environmental sector, it’s an ideal starter role.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information
A good knowledge of waste reduction, sustainability and recycling issues is essential, as is a genuine commitment to protecting the environment. As there’s a strong customer-facing element, you should expect to be out and about around the borough, engaging with residents and solving practical problems. You’ll need to be energetic, personable and persistent, and ready to work with limited supervision. Some early starts, as well as evening and weekend work, will be required, with time off in lieu. Along with good organisation, the ability to compile data and write reports is important.
In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s alone will not be considered for this role.
We reserve the right to extend or close this vacancy early without warning subject to the volume of suitable applicants. We encourage anyone interested in this position to submit their application at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.
We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
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