Waste & Streets Advisor

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£31,548 to £33,291
28 Sep 2020
11 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full time

Waste and Streets Advisor (permanent vacancy - external)

Grade SO2

£31,548 to £33,291 including London Weighting

Street Services is looking for someone to join their team of Waste and Streets Advisors who are responsible for engaging with the local community about the Royal Borough’s waste, recycling and street-scene services.  Working closely with operational teams and other service areas, you will help to increase the amount of recycling generated in the borough and encourage positive behaviour change when it comes to waste. 

The ideal candidate will have a flexible approach and great interpersonal skills. 

You will have a range of duties including:

  • Advising members of the public in person, in writing and over the phone.
  • Solving problems around bin eligibility, bin provision and dealing effectively with contamination issues.
  • Taking part in engagement activities to promote recycling, waste prevention and minimisation.
  • Supporting participation schemes such as Royal Greenwich’s Environment Champions and Junior Environment Champions.
  • Assisting with the delivery of projects and communication campaigns.
  • Carrying out surveys to assess street cleanliness and report back findings.
  • Assessing the waste requirements for houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs) as part of the licencing arrangements.
  • Use all IT systems and packages available and to manage electronic work queues.


You will work a 35-hour week, but flexibility is essential as you will be required to occasionally work evenings and weekends. This post will involve a mixture of working from home, at our office in Abbey Wood and out on site. 

You must have a full and clean manual UK driving licence.

During this time, our priority for all recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. If you are shortlisted and invited to interview, video-call interviews will be held for this post.  We will ensure that you are provided with full information about the interview arrangements and, if required, will provide support to access the interview.

The assessment will also include a presentation that you will prepare in advance. This will be delivered at the interview.

Application deadline: 11th October 2020.

If you want to discuss the role, please contact Sami McGinlay, Community Engagement & Casework Co-ordinator, via email: sami.mcginlay@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.  


Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.