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Senior Waste Prevention Officer
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1559
  • Published: Wed 07/09/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/10/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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Senior Waste Prevention Officer

Salary: £42,687 to £49,515
Job Grade: Level 4, Zone 2
Work Location: Unit 1B, Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, London, N17 9LJ with opportunity for home/remote working and alternative flexible working options are available/open to discussion
Hours per week: 36
Contract Type: Permanent  
Closing date: Thursday 29th September 2022, 23:59
Interviews to be held: 18th and 19th October 2022

Employed by the London Borough of Camden the Senior Waste Prevention Officer will be based in North London Waste Authority (NLWA), serving Camden and six other north London boroughs.

About the role
You recognise we're living in a climate emergency and are passionate about doing something about it. You are skilled in creating collaboration opportunities between individuals, grass-roots organisations, specialists, and all those working to achieve common aims. In this role you will develop, lead, implement and evaluate projects to enable residents and businesses to reduce waste. You’ll identify and work with stakeholders to build relationships that enable NLWA to engage effectively through community-based networks. As part of a dynamic team, you will identify and develop opportunities for community-based organisations to work with NLWA to deliver initiatives. You will also devise projects that help to build capacity within communities to address waste issues and support waste prevention behaviour change.

About You  
You will have experience of developing and managing sustainability related projects and awareness raising activities, including providing quality advice in various settings. Utilising your excellent project management skills, you will have the ability to identify waste prevention priorities and ambitions amongst stakeholders that align with the aims of NLWA and devise projects to meet those needs. You will be able to line manage internal delivery staff and mange external contractors.

You will be able to develop, plan and deliver community-based initiatives like meetings, workshops, events, talks, and campaign activities. You will be able to develop creative solutions to communicating sustainability related information to people with varying degrees of knowledge or understanding of the subject in question.

You will have the ability to apply effective evaluation methodology, to show impact and success of projects and promote learning from evaluation. You will work within set deadlines and specifications and communicate effectively, both in person and in writing. You will have practical knowledge of using MS Office or equivalent.

About NLWA
Our mission is to preserve resources and the environment for future generations by exemplary planning, innovation, and communication in managing north London’s waste.

We serve two million residents in seven boroughs and run communications and engagement campaigns to help them reduce their rubbish and recycle more. We campaign for government and industry action to reduce unnecessary single-use items, encourage reuse, and repair and promote effective recycling.

To help tackle the climate emergency and to prevent rubbish going to landfill, we are building the greenest Energy Recovery Facility in the country and modern recycling facilities at the Edmonton EcoPark, through the North London Heat and Power Project.

Working for NLWA
The post-holder will work for NLWA and be based at NLWA’s office in Tottenham Hale but be employed by London Borough of Camden through whom NLWA staff are employed. The North London Heat and Power Project is located at Edmonton EcoPark.

Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our corporate services, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits

Additional information
To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

If you would like to have a further discussion about the role, please contact Edel Fingleton, Waste Prevention Manager at

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity  
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality, and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact Bernadette Daley at