Waste Prevention Officer

Camden, London (Greater)
£30,066 - £34,538
13 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

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 assist with 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 work in partnership with the seven constituent boroughs and other stakeholders in order to identify service needs, propose and design new projects. A significant aspect of the role is the planning and delivery of projects, public engagement, review progress and liaising 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.

It is also essential that you hold a current clean driving licence and have knowledge of the practices relating to waste minimisation, reuse and recycling. You will also have a good understanding of project management.

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. You will be capable of composing drafts of routine minutes, letters and briefing notes.

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.

Knowledge of the workings of central, regional and local government and the relationships between the tiers and a holder of a relevant degree or equivalent qualification are desirable but not essential.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to 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.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

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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. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: 03 October 2019, 23:59

Interviews to be held: 11 October 2019 at the NLWA offices (N17 9LJ)

Please quote reference: 190000MU

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are:

21st October 2019