Education, Communications and Outreach Officer

DescriptionReady to find the right role for you?
Salary: £25,000 - £27,000 dependent on experience plus Veolia benefits *listed below
Hours: 40 hours only Monday to Friday - 8.30-5 OR 9-5.30 [30 min lunch]
some work may also be required outside office hours / at weekends
Location: Veolia Bromley and Veolia East Kent
Please submit a CV and a one-page cover letter
Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted
Applications are being considered on an on-going basis, please apply asap if you are interested.
Are you a driven, creative communications and outreach professional? Do you enjoy working on projects and engaging with the community to inspire change? Do you want to do your bit to reverse the tide of climate change?
We live in a world that needs to take care of its resources, and our mission at Veolia is to 'Resource the World'
We have an exciting opportunity in the Educations, Communications and Outreach team, to support the development of recycling improvement strategies in Bromley and East Kent [Dover and Folkestone & Hythe].
Improving communities, protecting the environment and creating an inclusive culture is right at the heart of our business
Together our employees make our communities better
They are the Resourcers, behind the resources
We want you to be part of our diverse workforce!
What will you be doing?
You will be responsible for communicating with residents to solve issues and inform them of any changes to their recycling and waste services, as well as delivering face-to-face community engagement activities to achieve project goals
This could include identifying target groups and developing appropriate strategies to deliver key messages, developing and delivering community events, and door-knocking target areas.
Be passionate about improving recycling and reducing waste, and keen to use behaviour change theories to deliver impactful campaigns.
Research, develop and deliver projects to promote effective recycling and responsible environmental behaviours to communities.
Communicate with residents to solve issues with waste collections and inform them of any changes to their recycling and waste services.
Communicate with residents and Council contacts on recycling and waste issues, ensuring that the information provided is accurate, of the highest possible standard and conforms to the correct format and style.
Create briefs and manage relationships with design agencies, printers and other third-party suppliers to provide effective marketing materials.
Liaise with the operational team and collections crews on service issues and campaign plans.
Support the ECO Manager in the preparation of press releases, website updates, and social media communications.
What are we looking for?
Proven experience in project planning and management
Strong communication and presentation skills, with a high degree of attention to detail
Strong organisational and multitasking skills
Excellent written and spoken English
Ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation, especially within communications
Strong Microsoft Office/Google Suite software skills and highly computer literate
Strong negotiation skills with the ability to remain calm under pressure
Strong interest in sustainability and environmental awareness
Understanding of communications and marketing processes
Experience of engagement and outreach work with school children, the public and working with local authorities
Experience of working in the waste management or environmental sector
Educated in a relevant field, or significant project management experience
UK driving licence and willingness to drive to conduct research, attend events and run engagement activities
Our promise to you
In return, you will receive 25 days of holiday and an extensive benefits package which includes our market-leading pension and share scheme as well as employee discounts
Additionally, we provide mental health and financial support because we are committed to supporting you
Here at Veolia, we're proud to be known as an equal opportunities employer
We know how important it is to be fully committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive place to work for every one of our colleagues
So no matter their age, gender, gender expression, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexuality or veteran status, every applicant who meets the minimum requirements will be considered fully
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