Uttlesford is a thriving, predominantly rural district in north-west Essex encompassing Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Thaxted and about 100 villages and hamlets in between. It is home to London Stansted Airport and major road and rail networks with links to London to the south and historic city of Cambridge to the north. The area contains a very high number of important listed buildings and high quality conservation areas.
With both new development and an historic and rural environment existing in harmony, Uttlesford is often cited as offering the best quality of life in the UK.
With the support of our community, we are proud to have achieved a recycling rate of over 55%, which is evidenced as best in Essex and has been recognised as one of the best in the country. We are aware that we must do much more and undertake step changes to improve our service to customers and tackle the reduction of waste locally.
Be able to promote sustainable waste and environmental management, in line with waste strategy vision of “waste less, recycle more.” If you are proactive, capable of managing change and an excellent communicator this could be the job for you.
We will need you to ideally have a degree in Environmental Sciences or relevant experience and membership of the Institute of Waste Management.
You will work closely with our Assistant Director, Environmental Services to increase our recycling performance and minimise waste in accordance with our developing waste strategy.
Communication with our community, schools and local organisations to bring about real reductions in waste will be a significant part of your work.
Benefit package for the above post includes:
- Paid holidays
- Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Volunteering opportunities
- Vine extras – Employee discount scheme
- Health and Wellbeing/Time to Change commitment
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Roger Harborough, Director of Public Services on 01799 510457.
If you are interested in this position, please apply via our online recruitment link which is available on our website https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/jobs
Closing date for completed applications is 11 November 2018
Interviews will take place on Monday 19th November 2018
CVs will not be accepted.
We positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.