Education Project Officer

North London Waste Authority

Tottenham Hale / North London based
£43,004 - £49,131 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: environmental education, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

About the role 

Are you a qualified teacher or do you possess substantial experience working with schools? Are you passionate about sustainability? If you’re seeking a new challenge with the opportunity to influence waste prevention education in north London, then this role is made for you!

NLWA is looking for an enthusiastic professional to spearhead a groundbreaking primary school initiative. This role involves developing and delivering an innovative programme that will influence whole school behaviour change and support education on waste prevention. You will craft and test a programme for delivery in-schools and at our new state of the art facility at Edmonton EcoPark. Collaborating with our seven constituent boroughs, you will play a pivotal role in waste prevention practices across multiple schools.

We are looking for a dynamic individual with a flair for creativity, driven by a genuine desire to influence and revolutionise waste prevention education in north London. Your tangible experience within an educational setting will be crucial, allowing you to leverage your expertise effectively in this role.

As a member of the Waste Prevention team, reporting to the Behaviour Change Project Manager, your responsibilities will encompass developing and delivering the new programme to primary schools in north London and at Edmonton EcoPark. The role will involve navigating school structures, engaging with school leaders, curriculum coordinators, premises staff, and students. Collaboration with our borough partners is also integral to ensure the success of the programme.

In return, we offer a dynamic and supportive work environment that fosters growth and skill development within a high-profile organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a pioneering programme, actively shaping the landscape of waste prevention education in north London.

About You

We are seeking a qualified teacher or an individual who has significant experience of working with young people in an educational setting and have experience or substantial experience working with schools and the national curriculum. 

As a confident communicator, you should possess the ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders to gather feedback. Your creative mindset and proactive approach will be instrumental in navigating a high-volume and varied workload effectively. 

The role requires you to develop, plan, and deliver various activities in primary schools across north London and have the skills to assimilate new information and present it in the context of the national curriculum. 

Your capacity to devise creative solutions to convey sustainability-related information to people with varying levels of knowledge is crucial and you will be experienced in working to deadlines and be confident in communicating, both orally and in-writing. Practical experience of MS office is also essential.

Whilst not mandatory, possession of a valid and clean UK driving licence would be advantageous. The selected candidate will undergo a DBS check upon acceptance of the role.

About NLWA

Our mission is to preserve resources and the environment for future generations by exemplary planning, innovation and communication in managing north London’s waste. 

We serve two million residents in seven boroughs and run communications and engagement campaigns to help them reduce their rubbish and recycle more. We campaign for government and industry action to reduce unnecessary single-use items, encourage reuse and repair and promote effective recycling.

To help tackle the climate emergency and to prevent rubbish going to landfill, we are building the greenest Energy Recovery Facility in the country and modern recycling facilities at the Edmonton EcoPark, through the North London Heat and Power Project.

Additional information

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Potential applicants are encourage to reach out to discuss the role, to answer any questions you may have. If you would like to have a further discussion about the role, please contact Luke Ellis, Behaviour Change Project Manager, on [email protected]