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Waste and Recycling Officer

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1098
  • Published: Thu 04/04/2024, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/04/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 38,364.00 - 40,833.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Directorate: Housing

Salary: £38,364 - £40,833

Contract Type: Full time Permanent

Working hours per week: 36

Weeks per year: 52

Application Deadline: 05/04/2024
Proposed Interview Date(s): TBC

Reference: 1098

About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

This is an exciting role to lead and support in the development and management of strategic projects and initiatives for waste and recycling services within Waltham Forest's Housing department. Providing a comprehensive, integrated and planned approach to the creation and use of resources that supports and enables a clear waste strategy.

This post will also involve effective communication with senior service managers, members, residents and key stakeholders; the ability to accurately analyse and interpret data; contribute to lessons learned; service improvements; collaborative working; and producing high quality reports and presentations.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop initiatives and programmes to stimulate and retain participation and involvement in recycling maximisation and waste minimisation in Waltham Forest Housing estates.
  • Lead research on recycling maximisation and waste minimisation policy, best practices and procedures.
  • Gather, analyse and report on information and data in respect of recycling and waste minimisation, including service delivery, participation and diversity.
  • Liaise with councillors, residents, other local authorities, members of the public and other organisations in respect of recycling and waste minimisation.
  • Represent the authority and the service at internal and external meetings and events as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement estate-based recycling initiatives including devising, managing and delivering programmes to residents on increasing recycling and food waste.
  • Ensure there is a relevant waste strategy for Housing sites, that compliments the wider Waltham Forest waste strategy and practices.
  • Ability to write reports appropriate to the audience including Cabinet reports, Members briefings and technical papers.
  • Undertake and performance manage waste management projects which lead to improvement in the Council's recycling achievements and contribute to the social and environmental well-being of Waltham Forest.
  • Participate in appropriate research and development activities which contribute to and drive continuous service improvements in the context of the quality of the environment.

Terms and conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;

Satisfactory declaration of interest;

Satisfactory DBS check;

As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any particular English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Raja Khan at raja.khan@walthamforest.gov.uk.

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1098
  • Published: Thu 04/04/2024, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/04/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 38,364.00 - 40,833.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed