Waste and Recycling Officer

Orkney Islands Council

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  • Reference: ORK03417


Infrastructure and Strategic Projects – Environmental Services – Strategic

Waste and Recycling Officer

35 hours per week
£26,045 - £28,582 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We are looking for a Waste and Recycling Officer to join a small team within our Environmental Services – Strategic function and are seeking applications from suitably qualified or experienced persons.

The post involves dealing with the public, businesses, community groups and schools, to assist in the understanding of waste minimisation and recycling in Orkney with a view to reducing waste produced by householders and businesses and improving Orkney’s recycling performance.

You will be based at School Place the majority of the time, but during campaign weeks and when engaged in education and awareness work, you will be required to work on your own initiative with minimal direct supervision in a variety of locations including on occasions, the Outer Isles.

You should be educated to HNC, SVQ3 or equivalent level qualification in waste management or environment science OR where the essential qualification is not held, a minimum of 2 years’ experience in public engagement is required.

You will be computer literate and have recent experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office packages with particular emphasis on Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint. It is preferable that you have been involved in public consultation and/or presentation work to mixed audiences.

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney including the outer islands to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

For an informal discussion please contact Lorna Richardson, Strategic Policy and Projects Manager, tel: 873535, extension 2322.

Closing Date: Sunday 23 June 2019

Please note interview expenses are not payable for this post.

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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