Education and Engagement Officer

Keep Britain Tidy

£28,695 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: environmental education, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Education and Engagement Officer

Salary: £28,695 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term Contract to March 2023
Location: Jenkins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre, Barking, IG11 0AD; with some time spent in the Keep Britain Tidy office in central London. Hybrid working is available. Travel across the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Redbridge is essential.

Keep Britain Tidy is an independent charity which works to eradicate litter and reduce waste, improve the quality of public space and help people live more sustainably. We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspiring Education and Engagement Officer to join our Waste Insights team and lead on the delivery of theRecycle for Your Community Programme within the East London Waste Authority (ELWA) boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Redbridge. The programme aims to increase resident participation in waste prevention behaviours and recycling. This role includes, but is not limited to, the delivery of:

  • An education/engagement programme including one-off sessions such as workshops and assemblies, programmes of workshops and longer-term initiatives in schools and community settings.
  • A digital communications programme delivered through relevant pages of the ELWA website and Recycle for Your Community social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) focused on recycling and waste prevention.
  • A satisfaction survey among users of the four Reuse and Recycling Centres in the ELWA boroughs.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who is ready and able to educate the next generation about waste and recycling issues. The successful candidate will have an interest in these issues, with experience of delivering education activities to young people and working in a school setting, alongside excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a self-directed manner. The position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The position is based at MuRFy’s World, an interactive classroom at Jenkins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre with regular travel across the ELWA region. The post holder must have a full driving licence, and regular access to a car. There is also scope to spend time in the Keep Britain Tidy office in London and work from home.

If you are interested in this position, please download a full job description before completing your covering letter and submitting with your CV. Please also download and complete an applicant details form and submit with your equal opportunities monitoring form. Please follow the application instructions as laid out in the applicant details form. Please submit your application to: [email protected] as soon as possible as this role will close once we have received sufficient applications.

Once you have read the job description, if you have any queries around the role, please contact Michaela Main, Senior Project Manager on 07891 815068 or [email protected]

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis.

Please note we will only be able to contact successful candidates. Thank you for your interest in our work.

No agencies please.

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