Support Assistant (Circular Economy) x 2, Part time 15.6 & 20.4 hours per week

Hackney, London (Greater)
£23,427 - £23,850 per annum, pro rata
06 Oct 2021
17 Oct 2021

The Role:

Salary £23,427 - £23,850 (pro rata) - Two part time posts - 12 month fixed term contract / secondment opportunity

1 x 15.6 hours per week

1 x 20.4 hours per week 

We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney.

Our Public Realm Division ensures that the London Borough of Hackney is clean, safe and accessible for all our residents, businesses and visitors. Our Strategy, Environmental Enforcement and Recycling team is responsible for our council waste strategy including recycling and local environmental quality to ensure we protect the local environment. This is a really exciting time to join our team, during a busy period, as we work towards our regional target of 50% recycling by 2030 and eliminating all avoidable waste of all kinds by 2050. 

We are looking for two Support Assistants (Circular Economy) to help the Waste Prevention Officer and wider recycling team to implement the Council’s Waste and Recycling Strategy and support the development and delivery of key waste prevention and recycling initiatives.

The Support Assistants (Circular Economy) will act as the first point of contact for Library of Things, customers and to facilitate the effective use of the service; assist the Environmental Service Strategy in the administration, organisation, delivery and promotion of the waste and recycling services and waste minimisation activities; be key points of contact for our resident’s queries and will be required to investigate and resolve enquiries, and attend awareness raising events to engage with our local residents; and support the delivery of various projects and campaigns, and sometimes lead on smaller ones, to promote recycling and waste reduction. 

We are seeking two candidates who are passionate about the environment and hold a strong desire to work within the waste and recycling sector. Your administration experience and communication skills coupled with your dedication to customer service will enable you to offer best solutions to our residents.

We are offering two part-time positions on a 12 month fixed term contract:

Role 1. Monday to Wednesday - 15.6 hours (some weekends required); and

Role 2. Thursday to Sunday – 20.4 hours.

About Us:

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below. 

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification. No more than one A4 side.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Please ensure that you do not include your name on any of your supporting documents or on the file attachments.

Closing date for applications: 17 October 2021

Interview date: W/C 1st November 2021

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

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