With the UK facing the challenge of responding to the biggest shake up in waste policy for a generation, has there been a more exciting time to work in the resources sector? We think not.

WRAP works in the space between central and local government. We provide evidence and resources into DEFRA, DAERA and Welsh Government and are a trusted advisor to local authorities. We’re currently looking for a colleague to join our Technical Support Team.

Do you understand how local authorities operate? Do you want to support authorities across England respond to the measures set out in the Circular Economy Package and the Environment Bill? If so, this could be the role for you!

We deliver technical support projects for individual and groups of local authorities, develop guidance on key issues associated with waste and recycling collection and treatment, deliver training and webinars and support colleagues across WRAP engage with local authority partners.

We’re looking for a technical background in waste management as well as good project management skills that will enable you to engage with local authorities, government departments, professional bodies and trade associations on technical and policy issues relevant to the provision of waste and recycling services. You’ll also be delivering projects that support the development of services that align with national policy priorities.

In addition to delivering your own projects, you will also procuring and managing external contractors and securing co-funding for projects.

When applying for the role, you’ll be asked to describe how you meet the following job essentials:

  • Extensive knowledge of the range of collection services, sorting and treatment technologies in operation across the UK and the relevant policy and legislative contexts.
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of recycling and waste collection services, including experience supporting or delivering the roll out of new services and implementing service changes
  • Strong understanding of local authority structures and decision-making processes.
  • Proven ability to engage and influence key senior stakeholders and/or decision makers to agree and deliver change.
  • Confident presenter and communicator with experience of delivering workshops and facilitating meetings with senior level delegates

We are advertising a full-time, permanent role. will consider the case for flexible working if we find a fantastic candidate. welcome all applications regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability, race, or neurodiversity.

At the moment, the majority of us are working from home and post-COVID you will be required to attend our Banbury office.

Interviews will be held week commencing 21st June 2021

Further details are available here