Waste & Recycling Project Officer



Job Type

Fixed Term


Charity / Voluntary, Customer Service, Environmental / Conservation, Marketing, Other, PR / Communications



Waste & Recycling Project Officer
Circa £24,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time – 37 hours per week
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract (an extension may be available subject to funding confirmation)
Location: Northumberland

About us
Groundwork 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 Groundwork’s mission of supporting people to improve their prospects and reach their full potential. As an organisation, we are proud of the effective role that our Community Project Managers play in delivering significant social, environmental and health outcomes with communities across the region.

About the role
Working in Groundwork’s Land and Communities Team, and in close partnership with Northumberland County Council and Suez Recycling and Recovery, the post holder will engage with households and partners across Northumberland to reduce contamination in the recycling waste stream. Working closely with Northumberland County Council’s Refuse Collection teams and Waste Managers, the role will involve a programme of targeted door-stepping, resident and school engagement, bin checks, bin stickering, workshops, roadshows and associated activities, to reduce contamination and increase recycling practices.

A bit about you
We are looking for enthusiastic Project Officer who is passionate about working with local communities across the North of the Region. You will have experience of project delivery and developing effective relationships with communities as well as public and private sectors. Excellent organisational skills are a must with an ability to manage a busy and diverse workload.

Closing date: 23:59, Monday 2nd October 2023

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

Make yourself at home:
We want you to be yourself at Groundwork and we value everything that makes you unique. We recognise and celebrate your difference and together we make Groundwork a special and great place to work.

Groundwork NE & Cumbria 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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