Contamination Officers x4 (Greenwich & Lewisham)

Keep Britain Tidy

£10.55/hour plus enhancements

Paid • Full Time • Temporary

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 2nd September 2019  

Contamination Officers - 4 posts

Salary: Contamination Officers – £10.55 per hour (London Living Wage)

Additional shift allowance of £10.55 per day for each completed cycle of 6 weeks

Contract: Casual Contract for 6 weeks (with possible extension)

Location: Across the boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham

Resource London is working with Keep Britain Tidy and the London Boroughs of Brent, Greenwich, Haringey and Lewisham on an exciting new project to pilot the use of a dedicated team of Contamination Officers. This team will help London Boroughs tackle contamination of recycling bins and improve the quality of materials collected for recycling.

Contamination Officers will work in two teams of two from Monday to Friday (7.5 hours per day) across either the London Borough of Lewisham or the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The project will start with training on Tuesday 10 September 2019 and is expected to run for at least 6 weeks. There is a possibility for extension of the role by another 7 to 8 weeks initially. Please consult the Job Description for full details on the expected timeline.

The successful applicants will have an interest in and understanding of the environmental and waste sectors, and the ability and willingness to undertake monitoring work and resident engagement in an outdoor environment and administrative work in an office environment.

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 the London 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 a Job Description before completing an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and submit this together with your CV and a covering letter to:

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

  • The role you are applying for: Contamination Officer.
  • Highlight your relevant knowledge, skills and experience for this role
  • 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:

Deadline for applications: 09:00, Monday 2 September 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 3 September at London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), 69 Wilson Street, London, EC2A 2BB.

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 on the job description.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. 

No agencies please.

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