Senior Waste Prevention Officer

£35,913 - £41,657
19 Sep 2018
23 Sep 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Location: Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, Tottenham, N17 9LJ.

Salary: £35,913 - £41,657

Contract Type: Permanent, Fulltime, 36 hours per week

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We now have an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic individual to join us and be part of a team developing a new vision for North London Waste Authority (NLWA). 

You will lead and develop the design and implementation of waste prevention and recycling projects in line with the programme of activity outlined in the North London Waste Prevention Plan 2018-20. You will manage the direct resident engagement activity on waste prevention and recycling, which is delivered by two Waste and Recycling Engagement Officers and seasonal agency staff, who you will line manage. You will devise and deliver campaigns and initiatives in order to engage with the general public within the NLWA area on waste issues, promoting awareness, services and initiatives and contributing to behavioural change. A significant aspect of the role is the planning and delivery of projects, public engagement, review progress, prepare project reports and liaise with stakeholders.

Employed by Camden on behalf of NLWA, this role offers you the opportunity to be at the forefront of new developments in waste management.

You will have an environmental qualification at degree level or higher and experience in waste management practices, along with a good understanding waste strategy and policy and legislation.

The knowhow and confidence to provide quality advice and awareness-raising to staff and community groups including at public meetings is essential. This will also include the ability to communicate effectively, both in person and in writing and express and present information accurately, clearly and concisely both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences. You will effectively manage a small team and demonstrate project management experience including coordinating multiple projects and contractors at the same time.

You will have strong analytical and organisational skills; the ability to manage conflicting priorities, handle a busy workload and meet frequently changing deadlines is key to the role.


About Us

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is the statutory waste disposal authority for seven north London boroughs (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest). NLWA is responsible for managing the disposal of almost 850,000 tonnes of waste every year across seven north London Boroughs.

Reducing waste, improving recycling and making the best use of rubbish we can’t reuse is our challenge for the future. We currently produce enough electricity  for 72,000 homes from the rubbish we can’t reuse but we are also looking at replacing our existing plant with a new energy-from-waste facility and diverting some of the energy to warm local homes and businesses via heat networks in the future. At the same time we are working towards our aim of achieving a 50% recycling rate by 2020, while also significantly reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Although based in Haringey, the post holder will be employed by London Borough of Camden from whom you can expect an exceptional range of benefits recognising and rewarding high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and benefiting from a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655,, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 23rd September 2018, 23:59

Interviews to be held: Monday 1st October (Candidates must be available, invites will be sent directly to the email address provided on application – please ensure you check junk folder)

Please quote reference: 180000TH

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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are: 15th October, 19th November, 17th December (TBC)