Principal Environmental Improvement Officer
£40,869 - £43,860 pa
Newham – Folkestone Road depot, East Ham. Flexibility for some home working.
Newham is an inner-city borough just 25 minutes from the centre of London which shared the role of host to the Olympics in 2012, has fantastic transport links and has a thriving arts quarter with the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Stratford Circus Arts Centre. Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. The Council is led by directly elected Labour Mayor, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, who is committed to ‘putting people at the heart of everything we do’, which means changing the way the council engages with our residents and driving a bold new agenda.
The Public Realm team are responsible for driving up recycling, preventing waste and helping improve the cleanliness of Newham’s streets and parks. This is an exciting time to join our team, to assist with the development of services to drive performance across the portfolio in the bid to tackle the climate emergency.
About the job
We are looking to appoint a Principal Environmental Improvement Officer to join our team. You will lead and deliver a range of projects within the Public Realm Service delivered by yourself and other team members utilising established project management and programme governance processes. You will also support the Public Realm Leadership Team in creating the strategy and policy needed to deliver our ambitious plans over the coming few years. The role will also support in the strategic planning of the engagement programme and communications plan to achieve a reduction in the production of waste, an increase in the reuse of products and recycling levels, a reduction in fly tipping and an improvement in the cleanliness and quality of public spaces within the borough.
You’ll have comprehensive knowledge, experience and commitment to sustainable waste management. You’ll have experience collaboratively managing contracts and monitoring data to deliver best value. We are looking for a candidate with the analytical skills to develop a range of projects to reduce waste, increase re-use and recycling and to manage these projects to successful completion.
The closing date for applications is 11th April 2021 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interviews are scheduled for the 15th, 16th and 19th April.
Please note standalone CVs will not be considered. A supporting statement is required, the supporting statement should explain how your skills and experience meet the criteria set out in the personnel specification within the Job Description and should be no more than 2x A4.
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The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
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Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.