Education and Community Liaison Manager

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
W/C 06th December 2021
£27,613 - £32,391 + Bonus + Benefits
Summary of vacancy

Are you anexperienced Education and Community Liaison professional?

Are you interested in engaging communities in waste education and the environment?

This is an exciting opportunity to promote Suffolk’s award winning Energy from Waste facility, telling the story of waste in Suffolk and reinforcing the need to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover.

A greener, more environmentally-friendly UK is possible – and we’re making it happen. As Community Liaison Manager for our Energy from Waste facility in Suffolk, part of SUEZ recycling and recovery UK’s contract with Suffolk County Council, you’ll be contributing to an ever growing established company that’s helping customers reduce their impact on the environment, conserve natural resources and reduce waste to landfill.

SUEZ is undergoing a dramatic transformation to help the United Kingdom become more resource-efficient by replacing traditional waste disposal methods, such as landfill, with a host of new technologies and services designed to extract the maximum value from the things we throw away, thereby also conserving natural resources.



About the role

What Will I be Doing?

  • The role involves approaching community groups of all varieties, as well as schools; organising and facilitating the site’s Community Liaison Group; circulating information; creating links with local and national initiatives; and giving presentations and briefings,  and conducting community outreach activities when time and resources allow.
  • You’ll also market and manage our visitor centre, lead visits to the Energy from Waste facility and deliver waste minimisation and recycling campaigns, talks, roadshows, virtual tours and schools education programmes.
  • It’s all about getting our message out there and showing the world what we do – and the difference it makes.
  • The Community Liaison Manager is responsible for managing these relationships in Suffolk, by devising and implementing community programmes.
  • You will be helping the local community understand and support the idea of waste being a resource by creating a programme to raise awareness.
  • Furthermore, the Community Liaison Manager will support internal communications campaigns to engage and involve the people working on the contract.
  • You will also be responsible for ensuring the contract website is up to date and be the first port of call for local press queries.
  • The role reports to the Surrey Communications Manager and sits within the 20 strong communications department within SUEZ recycling and recovery UK.
  • You will maintain a close working relationship with the Site Manager responsible for the contract and the Service Development Manager at Suffolk County Council.

What are the requirements?

  • You will be confident and out-going in nature and be able to engage with and speak to a variety of different individuals, groups and organisations from school children to technical specialists.
  • You must be able to create, lead or participate in teams for a range of purposes (i.e for an event, to produce a particular programme, or launch a campaign).
  • The ability to generate ideas and initiatives and see them through to fruition is important.
  • This role has an educational focus and you will enjoy learning and development as a discipline and helping others to learn. Formal teaching / education related qualification or experience within the field of waste awareness is desirable, though not a prerequisite.
  • The Community Liaison Manager will contribute to the budgeting process and will be expected to manage the activities of the visitor centre within budget. Therefore some experience of budgeting or financial management will be of benefit.
  • The successful candidate is required to have the ability to write copy for newsletters, press releases, responding to public queries, educational material and web updates.
  •  Experience of media relations is also desirable.

Who we are

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is a forward-thinking company recognised as one of the top places in the UK to work. We are proud of the fantastic opportunities for personal growth and development we offer our people. As we continue to develop and grow, you can play an important part in the essential work we are doing to make businesses and communities more sustainable.

Working at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is not like most jobs – it means striving to secure our planet’s resources and being part of the resource revolution. By joining us, you will help to safeguard the environment and the public through essential waste and water management services, contribute to the sustainable development of communities, businesses and regions, and promote the emerging low-carbon circular economy.

With a raft of benefits, family-friendly policies and excellent remuneration packages, there’s never been a better time to join SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. A friendly and supportive place that you will love to work in, we believe creativity, clear communication and our drive for excellence are the keys to our success. If you share our thinking – and have the qualities we’re looking for – you could play a big part in our dedicated team.

Closing Date
Once we have sufficient applicants we withhold the right to close job vacancies early.