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Recycling & Partnership Officer

South Norfolk and Broadland Councils
Place of work:
Horizon Building, Norwich, Norwich; Thorpe Lodge, Norwich
Salary details:
£27,577 - £32,392
Job term:
Full Time
37 Hours per week
Maternity / Paternity Cover
Closing date:
02 April 2023 11:30 PM
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Role Snapshot…

The need to provide cover for a maternity leave has opened up an exciting opportunity in the councils Waste and Recycling Team for a Recycling & Partnership Officer to support the development and delivery of the council’s recycling strategy and policies.   The wider team works to deliver a customer focussed service in the areas of waste collection, waste awareness and waste strategy.

There are significant changes on the horizon for the Waste and Recycling industry, so this is an interesting and exciting time to join the service.

What you could be part of…

Working at the Council enables you to be part of an organisation which is proud to deliver high-quality, customer focussed services. Our success comes from us being commercially astute and business-like. Continuous improvement is also vital, and we challenge ourselves to develop new and innovative ways to improve the services that make a real difference to people’s lives.



What you’ll be doing…

  • To support the development, implementation, monitoring and review of the council’s recycling strategy and action plans.
  • To develop, support and where appropriate lead the development of recycling services and initiatives that; increase performance, deliver efficiencies and generate income.
  • To assemble, review and report data, reports and briefings as required to assist in the delivery and development of the service
  • To maintain and develop knowledge of environmental issues, waste management and recycling legislation and their relevance to the Council.
  • Design and implement practical solutions to service demands.



You must have…

  • Graduate in Environmental Sciences (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrable experience in a similar or related role
  • In-depth knowledge of waste and recycling issues in a similar or related role
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Hold full driving licence and able to use own vehicle
  • Highly motivated and capable of working on own initiative


What’s in it for you…

Why Work For Us?

Do you want to know more about why our staff work for us? Our website has a fantastic why work for us section where our staff tell us what makes working for the Councils so special.


What Flexible and Agile Working Arrangements do we Offer?

The Councils understand the importance of operating a work life balance in the modern world. The Councils operate a flexible working policy and agile working options available for employees where operationally possible.


What Roles Do the Councils Offer?

The Councils operate a vast and diverse number of services for our residents, so with this comes a vast and diverse amount of job roles within the Councils. Our website has a great graphic showing all our job families and roles within the Councils. From here you can plan your career with the Councils or get some ideas on other roles that you may be interested in.


What Benefits do our Employees Receive?

View all our amazing staff benefits on offer for our employees. Our website has a brilliant benefits section allowing you to see the range of discounts, exclusive offers and total rewards our employees receive. Make sure you stop by to find out more information.


What Employer Accreditations do we Hold?

The Councils have a range of employer accreditations that we have worked very hard to achieve. Our website has a full descriptive list of all our current accreditations and what this means for our employees.


What Wellbeing Support do our Staff Have Access to?

The Councils want to ensure all our employees have a safe comfortable place to work, ensuring that employees feel empowered to actively manage their own wellbeing both at work and at home. The Councils have a large wellbeing section available on the website outlining our commitment to the wellbeing of the employees of the Council.


Where are we advertising?

Advertising Internally and Externally

If external, please apply via our website. If internal, please apply via submitting your expression of interest to the relevant recruiting manager; a template for an expression of interest can be found on Connect.


Key Information:

For advice on how to apply, please visit our website https://www.norfolkjobsdirect.org/southnorfolk/southnorfolk/GenText.aspx?page=Page34

If you any questions about the role, then please don’t hesitate to contact the recruiting manager or the HR Team, who will be happy to answer any questions on the role or the Councils.


Recruiting Manager: Pete Leggett

Email: peter.leggett@southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk

Phone Number:  01603 430506


HR Team:

Email: hrteam@southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk

Phone Number: 01508 533995


Closing date: 2 April 2023 at 11:30PM

The Councils reserve the right to close any and all vacancies at any time if there is judged to be a sufficient number of applications received.

Interview date: W/C 20 April 2023

Other Information

Next steps…

We will contact you via email, after the recruiting manager has shortlisted for the role to advise you of the shortlisting decision. Please note, we do not provide feedback at the application stage.

For guidance on future applications please see our website: https://www.norfolkjobsdirect.org/southnorfolk/southnorfolk/GenText.aspx?page=Page34

For information on future vacancies please sign up to our job alerts by clicking ‘get email alerts’ on our jobs page: https://www.norfolkjobsdirect.org/southnorfolk/SearchResults.aspx

If you want to learn more about the Councils, then please visit our joint website - South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils Website.

For lots of great information about employee life at the Councils please visit the above linked pages or visit our Jobs and Training Courses website page.

For information on how we use your data and the Councils Data Protection Policy please have a look at the Councils website

Please note we only accept applications submitted through our job’s portal, via Norfolk Jobs Direct: https://www.norfolkjobsdirect.org/southnorfolk/index.aspx

We are not accountable for any applications or details published through other job sites.

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