Recycling Assistant, Open to flexible working

Location
Hackney, London (Greater)
Salary
£28,752 – £29,796 per annum
Posted
08 Apr 2019
Closes
21 Apr 2019
Ref
HC02403
Contract Type
Permanent

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 a Recycling Assistant to support the Recycling Officer and wider team to implement the Council’s Waste and Recycling Strategy and support the development and delivery of key recycling and waste prevention initiatives. The role will provide the individual the opportunity to use their initiative to develop project ideas and solutions to increase recycling. The Recycling Assistant will be a key point 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. The Recycling Assistant will also help monitor the operations of the recycling service, through site assessments and visits, to review the service and resolve issues that arise. The post will support the delivery of various projects and campaigns, and sometimes lead on smaller ones, to promote recycling and waste reduction. 

Your experience, knowledge and commitment to waste and recycling are what we are looking for to join our busy team. We are seeking a candidate who is passionate about the environment and holds 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. The successful candidate will be required to carry out some on site work monitoring the recycling services, involving some spells of independent working. An ability and willingness to work flexible hours, which may require some early mornings, weekends and evenings.

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 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please click 'Apply'.

Please include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification

Closing date: 21 April 2019, (22:59pm)

 

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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