If you enjoy working with the public, are passionate about the environment and are an effective team player, then seize this opportunity to join our friendly and high-performing team!
As a Waste Officer you will play a critical part of driving forward the Council’s strategic priorities of maximising waste avoidance, recycling and composting and reducing waste to landfill, you will be involved in waste minimisation and recycling initiatives, promoting awareness of environmental and waste management issues to the community.
The key duties relate to the day-to-day frontline monitoring of the waste contracts and associated waste services, predominantly (but not limited to) refuse and recycling collections and street cleansing and litter collection.
You will be responsible for handling queries and complaints, as well as resolving service issues (such as waste collection issues, littering etc.) within a designated area of West Berkshire.
You should be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the principle issues relating to waste management and hold GCSE grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths.
Essential skills and abilities include:
- excellent verbal and written communication skills
- good problem solving skills
- effective management of your own workload
- ability to form effective working relationships both within the council and with external groups or organisations.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days per annum rising to a maximum of 32 days.
To apply you must be 18 or over, and have held a current full driving licence for a minimum of a year. For fleet insurance purposes if you are aged between 18 and 21 you are required to have a minimum of one year’s driving experience.
This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.
Please contact Lynne Meads on 01635 503201 for an informal chat about this role.