Plastics Project Officer

South East Rivers Trust

Home-based with travel across the SERT area and to the office in Leatherhead, Surrey
£25,000 - £29,000 pa dependent on experience

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: environmental education, water & hydrology

Closing date: Wednesday, 25th May 2022   5 days left

Passionate about the environment? Want to help turn the tide on plastic pollution? This role could be for you. 

We are seeking a Plastics Project Officer to join the Preventing Plastic Pollution Project, currently jointly funded by the European Union European Regional Development Fund Channel Manche Programme and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Despite the highly publicised problem of plastics in oceans, initiatives have failed to look upstream and systematically tackle the role rivers, their catchments and communities play as a pathway and source of plastic. Starting in 2019, the Preventing Plastic Pollution project is taking a catchment-based approach to this issue, tackling plastic pollution from source to sea in pilot areas across the UK and France.

The Plastics Project Officer is a new role at the Trust. The role will work closely with the Plastics Project Manager and local partners to deliver a programme of education and engagement on the River Medway in 2022; all focussed on catalysing behavioural change around plastic pollution. Activities will range from pop-up information stalls to river cleanup events to school outdoor education sessions; there will also be scope to design and trial new tactics towards the goal of behavioural change.

To apply

Visit our website and please email the following to [email protected]:

  • a completed Application Form for the relevant job role that you are applying for
  • a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

The deadline for applications Wednesday 25th May by 5pm with interviews taking place on Wednesday 1st June 2022 via Zoom. For the interview, a short 10-minute presentation will need to be prepared. Please get in touch if you are unable to make these dates.

If you would like to discuss the position please email [email protected], with your enquiry and we will arrange to call you back.

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