Waste Prevention Officer
PO2, Salary £36,681 - £37,650 pa
2 Year Fixed Term Contract / Secondment
Hackney is London's most diverse and dynamic borough. Stretching from the edge of the City, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in the tech, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, some of the capital's best schools, and first class transport connections, which combined with excellent local public services and a thriving arts, cultural and retail sector, are fast making it one of London's most popular areas to live, work and visit. Our challenge is to make sure that our borough's economic growth provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create opportunities that will transform the lives of local people.
We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney.
Our Public Realm Division ensures that the London Borough of Hackney is clean, safe and accessible for all our residents, businesses and visitors. Environmental Services team is responsible for our council waste strategy including recycling, waste prevention and local environmental quality to ensure we protect the local environment and deliver effective front line services to our residents. This is an exciting time to join our team, to assist with the development of services to drive performance across the portfolio of recycling and waste prevention services to assist in achieving the North London Waste Authority target of 50% recycling across the NLWA authorities by 2020.
We are looking for a Waste Prevention Officer to join our team to support the Recycling Manager in delivering our Waste and Recycling Strategy. You will project manage a range of waste prevention, reuse and recycling initiatives, have a key role in implementing innovative schemes and demonstrate excellent communication skills through preparation of written reports and liaison with stakeholders. You will also ensure that performance review mechanisms are in place to monitor progress and performance of the services. Your experience, knowledge and commitment to waste prevention and recycling are what we are looking for to join our busy team. You will have an appreciation of the challenges of providing recycling and waste prevention services in an inner city location. Your project management experience, coupled with your dedication to customer service will enable you to offer best solutions to our residents and other stakeholders when developing services.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-careers to apply.
Please include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
Closing date: 16 July 2018, (22:59hrs)
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome applicants with a broad diversity of talent and those who are interested in flexible working arrangements.