Food Waste Canvassers

Resource Futures


Paid • Part Time • Temporary 07903 037287 David Foxley

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Sunday, 18th November 2018   5 days left

Immediate Start

To apply please call : David Foxley on 07903 037287 or email

About Resource Futures

Resource Futures is committed to a vision of everybody using resources sustainably. We are a purpose-driven company which contributes to the communities we work and live in. Our core values of integrity, independence and commitment are what make us different.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading sustainable resource management consultancy in the UK. We are contributing to research behind policy and operational resource and waste issues that are shaping the future of the UK and beyond.

Founded in 2006, we are employee-owned with a 30-year heritage in the waste and resources industry. Our brand is built around being forward-thinking and looking for continuous improvement in the services we provide. We are part of the B Corp movement and take an ethical approach to business to make a positive difference in the world.

About the role

This is an exciting project managed by Resources Futures working on behalf of Bridgend Council and WRAP. It is an excellent opportunity to get hands on experience in behavioural change work within the environmental field. 

The work involves face-to-face promotion of the food waste recycling system. You will be going door-to-door, talking with residents on their doorstep, discussing any problems they may be experiencing with their food waste recycling, and providing possible solutions. Where time allows, you will also discuss specific, relevant waste reduction campaigns depending on the individual resident’s circumstances. In certain areas, you will be asked to concentrate on discussing participation in the food waste service with the residents. Leaflets will be handed out to complement the conversation, not to replace it.

You will work to a scripted set of questions and use hand-held devices to record the outcome of each door knocked. Full training will be given immediately in Bristol prior to commencing the job.

Skills and Experience


  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Moderate standard of fitness
  • Reliability
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Interest in, and commitment to, environmental issues
  • Willingness to work on Saturdays
  • Flexibility to occasionally work out of specified hours


  • A full, clean driver’s licence
  • Being capable of driving and willingness to drive
  • Knowledge of waste and recycling / sustainability issues
  • Experience of public facing work
  • Experience of data collection work

To apply please call : David Foxley on 07903 037287 or email


  • Immediate start
  • Projected end date: First week of November depending on weather conditions

Hours of work

Core hours Tuesday to Friday 12 noon to 6.30 pm and Saturday 11.00 am - 5.30 pm with half an hour unpaid lunch break. The team may need to meet around half an hour earlier to travel to the location each day. The exact time will change depending on the location. 

Resource Futures is striving to be an inclusive employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds

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