Visitor and Education Centre Coordinator - Waste and Recycling



Job Type

Full Time


Administration, Charity / Voluntary, Customer Service, Early Years / Children & Youth, Education, Environmental / Conservation, Management, Operations, Other, Project Management, Social Care



Job title: Waste and Recycling Visitor and Education Centre Coordinator
Salary: Circa £25,000 per annum
Hours: Full time 37 hours per week
Location: Gateshead

About the organisation
Our client aims to be the UK’s leading regeneration charity, working through partnership to create communities in which people are proud to live and work. This programme will deliver the charity’s mission of supporting people to improve their prospects and reach their full potential. As an organisation, they are proud of the effective role that their Community Project Managers play in delivering significant social, environmental and health outcomes with communities across the region.

About the role
Working as a member of the charity’s Local Programmes Team the postholder will develop, deliver and sustain programmes of waste education activity and learning and with communities across South Tyne and Wear. The post will be based at the South Tyne and Wear Waste Management Partnership’s (STWWMP) Visitor and Education Centre at the Campground Waste Transfer Station. This facility is operated by SUEZ and is the regions first centre for dedicated waste education opportunities. This post will provide a valuable resource for our client, the Waste Partnership and SUEZ to achieve their respective organisational objectives.

A bit about you
The charity is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced staff member to develop and lead a programme of community waste education activity across the South Tyne and Wear Partnership area as part of the South Tyne and Wear Waste Management Partnership PFI.

You will have a proven track record of successful project development and delivery backed with appropriate qualifications. Excellent communication skills and an ability to build positive working relationships with a diverse range of partners are essential. Experience of waste and recycling initiatives and a passion for working in local communities, ideally in educational and awareness raising settings, are required.

Based in a purpose-built facility you will work largely autonomously to engage and encourage school visits and community ownership. You will develop and deliver an exciting programme of waste education sessions suitable for a range of centre users. Working five days a week the post will require outreach work across the South Tyne and Wear area as well as regular evening and weekend work.

Closing Date: Midnight on Thursday 20th August 2020
Interviews: Thursday 10th September 2020

This role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure endorsed by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Make yourself at home:
This employer wants you to be yourself and they value everything that makes you unique. They recognise and celebrate your difference and together you will make the organisation a special and great place to work.

Our client is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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