Waste Awareness Officer Temporary

Recruiter
North Ayrshire Council
Location
Irvine, Ayrshire
Salary
20517.3600 - 22435.7100
Posted
10 Nov 2018
Sector
Energy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role Profile

Re-advert of NAY04073. Previous applicants need not apply as they won't be considered. 

This post is temporary for one year.

ROLE DEFINITION

To assist in the delivery of an efficient and effective Waste Awareness function which positively promotes sustainable waste management in order to contribute to the achievement of the Council's Waste Strategy objectives and the aspirations and statutory targets of the Zero Waste Plan and associated regulations. To promote all aspects of sustainable waste management and assist in the administration, development and implementation of waste and recycling services for the council.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIESCorporate Responsibilities
  • To undertake individual role in line with the Council’s Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council’s corporate policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

  • To assist in the delivery of an efficient and effective Waste Awareness function.
  • To attend information days and community events to deliver information to the general public, businesses, schools, community groups, internal services and other stakeholders.
  • To liaise with the Customer Contact Centre regarding service enquiries and complaints and assist in their handling and resolution, including preparing responses and updating the Council's CRM system.
  • To attend internal and external working groups as required.
  • To liaise with the general public, businesses, schools, community groups, internal services and other stakeholders regarding waste prevention, reuse and recycling.
  • To assist in the effective and efficient production and delivery of waste awareness material and media for the promotion of existing and new waste management projects and initiatives.
  • To assist in the delivery of an efficient and effective Waste Awareness function.
  • To attend information days and community events to deliver information to the general public, businesses, schools, community groups, internal services and other stakeholders.
  • To liaise with the Customer Contact Centre regarding service enquiries and complaints and assist in their handling and resolution, including preparing responses and updating the Council's CRM system.
  • To attend internal and external working groups as required.
  • To liaise with the general public, businesses, schools, community groups, internal services and other stakeholders regarding waste prevention, reuse and recycling.
  • To assist in the effective and efficient production and delivery of waste awareness material and media for the promotion of existing and new waste management projects and initiatives.
  • Assist in the assessment, approval, delivery and recording of waste and recycling containers to households and businesses.
  • To promote and develop waste awareness to the general public, businesses, schools, community groups, internal services and other stakeholders by identifying, developing and utilising suitable mechanisms and media.
  • To promote the council's waste and recycling collections, liaising with the general public, businesses, schools, community groups, internal services and other stakeholders
  • To promote, develop and administrate internal waste prevention, reuse and recycling services and initiatives.
  • To assist in the review and monitoring of service participation and contamination levels across the Waste Resources Service and plan and assist in waste awareness and education activities in order to improve performance levels by engaging and educating the general public, businesses, schools, community groups, internal services and other stakeholders.
  • Assist in the development of content for the Council's web site and intranet in relation to waste and recycling.
  • To assist in the development of alternative waste management systems for the separation and collection of waste.
  • To assist in the operation and maintenance of the Waste Management ICT System and associated processes.
  • To assist in the delivery of the Council's waste strategy to ensure the successful implementation of waste and recycling services to meet Zero Waste targets.
  • To assist in the delivery and implementation of the Service Plan, Operational Plan and Communication Plan.
  • To undertake work out with normal working hours as required.

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE CRITERIA

Essential

Desirable

Evidence

Education and Qualifications

  • 3 National 5 qualifications, Standard Grades or equivalent
  • HNC Waste Management or equivalent or studying towards such a qualification.
  • Application Form
  • Interview

Experience

  • Experience of liaising with a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience of working on waste awareness activities and projects.
  • Experience of working on communication and awareness campaigns.
  • Experience of working with young people and children in education and awareness.
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge

  • Understanding of waste management policy and legislation.
  • Knowledge of current local and national waste initiatives and the stakeholders involved.
  • Knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence and the Eco-Schools programme.
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to produce and deliver presentations on Microsoft Powerpoint or similar electonic media.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Numeracy skills.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work to deadlines.
  • Computer skills including use of Microsoft Office packages (Word and Excel).
  • Ability to plan, prepare and implement waste management projects and initiatives.
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

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