Newham is an inner-city borough just 25 minutes from the centre of London which shared the role of host to the Olympics in 2012, has fantastic transport links and has a thriving arts quarter with the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Stratford Circus Arts Centre. Our borough may not be the biggest in London, but it’s the most diverse. Our 350,000-strong population is made up of vibrant communities that give Newham incredible life and energy. The Council is led by directly elected Labour Mayor, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, who is committed to ‘putting people at the heart of everything we do’, which means changing the way the council engages with our residents and driving a bold new agenda.
The Public Realm team are responsible for driving up recycling, preventing waste and helping improve the cleanliness of Newham’s streets and parks. This is an exciting time to join our team, to assist with the development of services to drive performance across the portfolio in the bid to tackle the climate emergency.
About the job
We are looking to appoint a Principal Environmental Improvement Officer to join our team. You will lead and deliver a range of projects within the Public Realm Service delivered by yourself and other team members utilising established project management and programme governance processes. You will also support the Public Realm Leadership Team in creating the strategy and policy needed to deliver our ambitious plans over the coming few years. The role will also support in the strategic planning of the engagement programme and communications plan to achieve a reduction in the production of waste, an increase in the reuse of products and recycling levels, a reduction in fly tipping and an improvement in the cleanliness and quality of public spaces within the borough.
You’ll have comprehensive knowledge, experience and commitment to sustainable waste management. You’ll have experience collaboratively managing contracts and monitoring data to deliver best value. We are looking for a candidate with the analytical skills to develop a range of projects to reduce waste, increase re-use and recycling and to manage these projects to successful completion.