London Borough of Tower Hamlets

About us

Tower Hamlets is a dynamic and vibrant place to live, work, learn and play, with diverse and creative communities, award winning parks and a successful world class economy.

In Tower Hamlets delivering environmental improvements is complex because we have:

·      One of the highest population densities and fastest growing populations in the country.

·      Increasing number of visitors and workers across the borough.

·      More than 80 per cent of residential properties are flats.

With growth in housing, people, business and visitors, we are producing more waste that needs to be reduced, reused or recycled.

An interesting, varied and challenging opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated professional to join the Environmental Services Improvement Team on a 1 year fixed term contract as the Principal Recycling Improvement and Engagement Officer (maternity cover).

About you

The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge and experience of driving an increase in community engagement and behaviour change to improve local environmental quality, waste reduction, waste prevention, re-use, recycling and composting.

You will be an excellent communicator, and work closely with both internal and external stakeholders developing positive working relationships. You will be highly organised with experience  working under pressure and meeting deadlines.

You will be enthusiastic and energetic and have a demonstrated ability to manage people and projects.

A list of the skills and behaviours we are looking for is set out in the Person Specification.

If you believe you meet the requirements and are seeking a new challenge, then we would love to hear from you.

Find out more

For an informal discussion about this role please contact:louise.houston@towerhamlets.gov.uk