Derby City Council

Derby City Council’s Waste Management team are looking for two Waste Minimisation Officers to form part of a small team tasked with making our 'Delivering Differently' project an environmental and financial success. You will work with residents to bring about a measurable reduction in household waste arisings through minimisation and diversion.

The council has set challenging targets for financial savings as a result of these changes in the first 12 months. Sound like a challenge you're interested in? If so, we'd like to receive your application.

The role requires strong communication skills to advise, guide, negotiate and persuade a range of audiences to maximise recycling, reduce contamination and reduce waste disposal. Waste can be an emotive topic, so you should be enthusiastic and motivated by helping to improve how waste is managed in Derby.

The successful candidates will have experience of working in a customer focused environment and be keen to help customers, provide a good service and make a difference to the community and environment. You should be independent and able to progress work under your own initiative.

A current full driving licence is essential.

This is a fixed term role for 12 months and would be suitable for a secondment or development opportunity.

For an informal chat, contact Jo Thorpe, Project Manager on 01332 641501 or email

Salary - Grade F £21,962 - £24,174 a year

Interviews will be held week commencing 8 May 2017

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 30 April 2017 at midnight. Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.

For full information and application process go to Derby City Council job page.