Waste Project Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/01/2022 23:59
£20,092 - £22,183
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Job Category:
Environmental Services / Waste / Recycling/ Parks
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Employment Location:
Your normal place of work will be County Hall but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham
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Closing date:
26 Jan
Further Information

Temporary until 31/01/2023

The Strategic Waste Management Team have an opening for a temporary Waste Project Officer (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment WEEE). If you enjoy working with the public, are passionate about the environment and are an effective team player this could be the ideal role for you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent communication and organisational skills as well as an interest in the environment. The candidate will need to be highly motivated, with a passion for making a difference in order to deliver this externally funded 12 month project.

The candidate will be working with stakeholders and project partners to increase public awareness and encourage participation in small household WEEE recycling activities across County Durham. The postholder will be required to identify and install collection points and engage with a range of partners to promote their use in order to increase the reuse and recycling of small WEEE.

The successful candidate will support the work of the Waste Strategy Team and play a key role in delivering and promoting the reuse and recycling of small WEEE across County Durham.

Required Qualifications: 5 GCSE’s (Grade A – C) or equivalent

This role is externally funded until 31 January 2023.
Essential skills and abilities include:
• excellent verbal and written communication skills
• excellent organisational skills
• good problem solving skills
• the ability to work on your own and manage your own work load

We offer a flexible working hours and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held week of: 31 January and/or 7 February 2022.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Paula George, Project and Campaign Team Leader on tel. no. 03000 2666101 email paula.george@durham.gov.uk or Victoria Burrell, Waste Strategy Team Leader on tel. no. 03000 266099 email Victoria.burrell@durham.gov.uk

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Due to the requirement to drive a County Council vehicle in this role, appointment will be subject to the production of a valid driving licence for the required category of vehicle and the satisfactory completion of an in-house Driver Induction Assessment.

Anyone currently listed on the Redeployment Register who is interested in being considered for this vacancy should contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 263154 / 264469/ 264086/ 266148 or email

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Permanent employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager/Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.