Job Title - Communications, Education & Outreach Officer
Salary - Circa £25,000 per annum D.O.E + Veolia benefits *benefits listed below
Location - Watford, Hertfordshire
Hours - Full time, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Please submit a covering letter and a CV with your application, submissions without a covering letter may not be considered.
What you'll do
As the Communications, Education & Outreach Officer you will engage with residents, schools and community groups to promote effective recycling, responsible environmental behaviours and increase the environmental quality in Watford.
As part of your role, you will develop and deliver an education programme on the waste hierarchy, litter/ fly-tipping awareness and outdoor conservation activities for primary and secondary schools. The educational programme will be delivered in classrooms, assemblies and outdoors.
In your outreach capacity, you will lead on encouraging better recycling behaviours to properties that do not comply with the waste and recycling service through writing educational letters, designing flyers/posters for communal flats and carrying out house visits.
You will work with the Communications, Education and Outreach Manager to develop and deliver the annual communications Plan which can include environmental campaigns, running compost giveaway events and organising roadshows - all of which aims to increase recycling and the environmental quality of Watford.
You will deliver face-to-face community engagement activities and presentations to encourage residents and other key stakeholders (such as council staff, businesses and caretakers) to reduce, reuse and recycle and promote responsible environmental behaviours.
Where you'll work
You'll be based on site at our Wiggenhall Depot in Watford with the Communications, Education and Outreach Manager and the wider Contract team. We are extremely passionate about the work we do. Our diverse team focuses on our customers and has the drive and energy needed to continue to deliver success.
Ideal candidate profile
The experience you will need
To enable you to carry out this role you will be educated to Degree level or demonstrate equivalent competence, ideally holding an environmental qualification and a full UK driving licence. You will preferably have relevant work experience in the waste or public services sector, and be comfortable presenting to large audiences, adults and children.
You will ideally have knowledge of the recycling sector or local authorities, experience of working with the community and organising events.
You will possess strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, planning and organising skills and the ability to multitask. You will have experience of dealing with difficult people and be able to encourage behavioural change to get the desired outcome. You will be computer literate with strong MS Office or Google Suite skills. You will be able to work unsupervised when necessary but will also be happy cooperating and collaborating with colleagues. You will be available to work weekends and evenings occasionally as and when it is required.
Candidates who embrace the concept of sustainability in life outside work are desirable.
Benefits you will receive within this role are
The option to join the Veolia Pension Scheme
Access to Veolia Rewards, benefits and discounts
25 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays
Who is Veolia?
We are the UK leader in Environmental Solutions. We offer services and expertise in waste, water and energy management helping to build a more sustainable future. As a global organisation, our work focuses on delivering simple but innovative solutions to preserving natural resources, reducing pollution and protecting our environment.
We live in a world that needs to take care of its resources, and our mission is to 'Resource the World'. Improving communities and protecting the environment are right at the heart of our business.
But it takes more than just words and ambition to achieve this, it takes the daily efforts of thousands of people across the UK to bring it to life. Together our employees make our communities better. They are the resourcers, behind the resources. They are real people like you, and they make real change happen every day.
Veolia is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender or gender expression, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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