Support Officer – Estate Food Waste Recycling

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Support Officer – Estate Food Waste Recycling
Contract / Temporary

Islington RQ779398

Posted: 11th January 2023 09:51
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.47 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • ISLINGTON, London,

    N7 8TP

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Support Officer – Estate Food Waste Recycling

Job Reference: Islington RQ779398

Pay Rate: £17.47 per hour PAYE

This is a three month opportunity, working with the Council’s Recycling Team, driving forward the provision of food waste recycling services to estate and blocks of flats.

Support the Recycling Team with the development of food waste recycling services for purpose built blocks of flats operated by Islington Council, Resident Social Landlords and private landlords in Islington.

Visit and survey properties to identify relevant information for service delivery, including locations for a food waste recycling bins, access details (fobs, keys etc), location of existing recycling and refuse bins and details of managing agents. This may involve communicating directly with residents.

Record and provide site survey information in the required format for the Recycling Team.

Support and oversee the delivery and installation of food waste recycling bins at agreed sites, including the deliver and distribution to households of kitchen caddies, compostable bags and supporting printed material.

Carry out periodic monitoring of recently installed food waste recycling sites to check on correct installation and use of facilities.

You will need to have basic competent IT skills including the use of outlook, word, excel and sharepoint, as well as the ability to create and amend maps and site photographs.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Level 2 qualification in Maths and English (e.g. GCSE grade 4 or above)
  2. Minimum of 12 months recent experience of working within a Social Housing or a recycling and waste management environment
  3. Specific Skills required for this Role:
    1. Ability to identify practical and suitable arrangements for recycling services within housing environments, based on set criteria
    2. Ability to capture and record survey data and information as required
    3. Ability to carry out manual tasks such as movement of wheelie bins and delivery of small kitchen caddies as part of a service delivery process
    4. Good verbal and written communication skills, with ability to draft short reports, letters and other material in clear and plain English, and to verbally present written material to colleagues. 
    5. Good knowledge of Local Authority recycling operations, local and national policy, drivers and targets
  4. ICT Skills:
    1. Experience of using IT systems, including MS Office, excel, word and outlook
    2. Ability to create and amend basic maps and photographs using digital tools (such as google, Paint etc.)


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Job Ref: Islington RQ779398
Support Officer – Estate Food Waste Recycling
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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