Joint Waste Solutions (Surrey)

Do you have experience in project management and an interest in tackling environmental issues?

This role will be responsible for undertaking projects for Joint Waste Solutions, the team that delivers recycling improvement work on behalf of a partnership that includes all of Surrey’s councils and manages a £13.5m waste and street cleaning collection contract on behalf of four partners.

You will contribute to a programme of work across Surrey which aims to increase recycling rates in low performing areas such as flats by introducing new recycling services and providing solutions for improvements to existing services. You’ll also evaluate the success of initiatives, and work with colleagues within Joint Waste Solutions and across the wider partnership to identify opportunities for further improvements. Please note that the role involves travelling across Surrey and working outdoors on a regular basis.

The successful candidate will have experience in waste management or the wider environmental sector, experience of engaging with residents and encouraging them to use services effectively, and project delivery. You’ll also need to demonstrate experience of effective partnership working and the ability to work flexibly and under your own initiative.

Full details of the role and person specification are included in the job description, along with an outline of the specific responsibilities of the Projects Team for low performing areas.

Benefits include a minimum of 24 days annual leave, Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking and lifestyle rewards benefits.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Shelley Holmes on 07815 497047 or at

Closing date: 19th May 23:59

Interview dates: 4th June, 5th June and 6th June.

Equal Opportunities

Joint Waste Solutions is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. If you are unable to apply online for reasons of disability, please get in touch using the contact details in the advert above to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be made to accommodate your individual requirements.

Please note:

Joint Waste Solutions is hosted by Surrey Heath Borough Council so the council will be the employer for this post. All successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks in line with BPSS guidelines, which includes standard identification, referencing and unspent conviction checks. Joint Waste Solutions and Surrey Heath Borough Council undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.

For the best chance of successful application, please read the job description fully before applying for this vacancy as it contains information you will need to refer to when applying. We do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed application form. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful. All unsuccessful applications will be removed and confidentially disposed of six months after the closing date.

Full information and how to apply

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

Hours: 37 hours per week.

DBS Check: No