Waste and Recycling Surveyors/Team Leaders

Keep Britain Tidy

Milton Keynes
£9-£10/hour plus enhancements

Paid • Full Time • Temporary

www.keepbritaintidy.org james.mcmahon@keepbritaintidy.org 020 8076 9251 James McMahon

Sectors: sustainability, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Waste & Recycling Surveyor – 4 posts
Waste & Recycling Surveyor Team Leader – 2 posts

Salary: Waste & Recycling Surveyor – £9.00 per hour (Real Living Wage)
Waste & Recycling Surveyor Team Leader – £10.00 per hour
Both roles – Additional shift allowance of £9.00 for each completed shift of 7.5 hours for which daily targets are surpassed
Contract: Casual Contract for 13 weeks (with possible extension)
Location: Across the Borough of Milton Keynes


Milton Keynes Council is working with Keep Britain Tidy to undertake a survey of all properties in the borough to assess their suitability for wheeled bins. This is with the aim of implementing a change in the waste and recycling service which improves the service for residents and collection crews.

Waste & Recycling Surveyors will work in two teams of three from Monday to Friday (7.5 hours per day). The project will start with training on Tuesday 27 August and is expected to finish on Friday 15 November 2019.

The successful applicants will have an interest in and understanding of the environmental and waste sectors, and the ability and willingness to undertake surveying work in an outdoor environment using handheld devices for data recording.

These positions will provide sought-after experience for those looking for a career in the environmental sector, especially the waste and recycling industry, and are paid at or above the Real Living Wage. In joining this project you also have the opportunity of joining our Bank of Casual Workers, through which further employment may be available at the end of this contract.

Full training will be provided at the start of the project.

To apply please download and read the Job Description and complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and submit this together with your CV and cover letter to: gust.michiels@keepbritaintidy.org

To be considered, your cover letter should at least include the following:

  • The role you are applying for: Waste & Recycling Surveyor/Team Leader.
  • Highlight your relevant knowledge, skills and experience for this role. Please consult the Job Description.
  • Your availability for training days.

If you have any questions, please consult the job description before contacting: Gust Michiels, Senior Project Manager, Keep Britain Tidy, Tintagel House, 92 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TY.

Tel: 020 8076 9255. Email: gust.michiels@keepbritaintidy.org

Deadline for applications: ongoing

Interviews: at Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park, 9 Dickens Road, Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5QF

Please note:

  • Applicants will be required to travel between home and any interviews at their own expense.
  • Applications will not be considered unless you submit both a covering letter and your CV as requested in the application instructions.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. 

No agencies please.

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