WEEE Project Lead

Contract type
Fixed term
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Dates that interviews will take place
20th and 23rd December
Salary to be Advertised
£23,000 circa
Summary of vacancy

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK are working in partnership with Groundworks to recruit this role.

The successful candidate will be a direct employee of Groundworks.

About the role

About Groundworks

Groundwork is a leading regeneration charity, working through partnership to create communities in which people are proud to live and work. Groundwork NE & Cumbria is working towards a vision of a society of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individual’s enterprise and prosper.

The WEEE project sits within a wider programme of waste awareness and recycling initiatives delivered by Groundwork and the South Tyne and Wear Waste Management Partnership.

About the role

  • We have an exciting opportunity for a WEEE Project Lead. Working in partnership with the South Tyne and Wear Waste Management Partnership (STWWMP), as a member of Groundwork’s Land and Communities Team, the post holder will engage with the communities of Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside to encourage the reduction, repair and re-use of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and batteries.
  • Operating alongside an experienced electrician, the postholder will develop and deliver a partnership led programme of community activity including repair workshops, swap shops, amnesty events and road shows, to instigate repair and reuse activity aimed at raising awareness and facilitating behavioural change in the three local authority areas.

This role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure endorsed by the Disclosure and Barring Service

A bit about you

  • We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about working with communities and recycling.
  • We want someone like you who has strong organisational skills and is an experienced project manager.
  • You will be a confident communicator and presenter, at ease in a variety of settings. Strong negotiation skills with an ability to encourage behavioural change is essential as well as the ability to work independently and with a commitment to partnership working.
  • Your role will require you to be creative and energetic with a focus on delivering high quality engagement and outputs.

For an informal discussion please contact Stephen Armstrong (Programme Manager) on 0191 5672550 or 07772 976806.

Do you want to apply?

Great. All you need to do is complete the application form below.

Closing date: Midnight on 12th December 2019

Interviews to be held on 20th & 23rd December 2019

All completed applications should be emailed to or by post to Groundwork NE & Cumbria, Grosvenor House, 29 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NP.

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