Somerset Waste Partnership


Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) was established in 2007 to manage waste services on behalf of all Council’s in Somerset. SWP manages waste collection, recycling and disposal services for over 250,000 Somerset homes, aiming to increase recycling levels from 52% towards 70% per cent and more, continue to recycle nearly everything in the UK, and improve its already ‘high-flying’ carbon performance.

SWP is nationally recognised for our history of innovation and its excellent environmental performance. We are looking for a passionate and energetic individual to continue this history of innovation and help us deliver our huge ambitions, at what is a very exciting time to work in a role making a real difference to our environment. The following new post within the organisation is offered on a permanent basis:

Strategy, Behaviour Change and Communications Manager

  • Ref No: SWPH033
  • Closing Date: 29 March 2019
  • Salary: £39,961 per annum
  • Interview Date: w/c 8 April 2019

A key senior management position has arisen within Somerset Waste Partnership to bring together and drive forward strategy, behaviour change and communications. This is a vital role working within a nationally recognised organisation to develop innovative ways of driving behaviour change, develop new partnerships, and innovative ways of working. SWP are hugely ambitious for the future, and we are looking for someone who wants the opportunity to develop and drive strategy forward, so that SWP remains at the cutting edge nationally and to make a huge difference to residents, businesses, communities and the environment in Somerset.

The successful candidate will be able to evidence how they work collaboratively and have used effective marketing, behavioural change, and community engagement to achieve tangible results. They will be as comfortable developing strategy as they will be developing a behaviour change campaign, and will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They will be passionate about what SWP does and our ambitions for the future.

For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please call Mickey Green, Managing Director, on (01823) 625707. Please see our latest Business Plan  for more information about SWP.

Please telephone 01823 625708 for application details or alternatively email Please quote the above reference number.