Education Officer

Milton Keynes
£22000 - £28000 per annum
25 Oct 2021
21 Nov 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

The Role

We have a unique opportunity to work closely with the community of Milton Keynes, developing and supporting education in relation to the treatment of their black bin bag waste and recycling. Your role will be to support the education of the local community from our on site Education Centre and beyond the site at outreach locations. The service provision will be professional, responsive to local demands and have a strategic approach in engaging the wider community. A key part of the role is to organise regular visits, open days and special events such as competitions between school and training activities.

What will the role involve?

  • Lead all education and engagement activities in relation to our Education Centre, and be the face of Waste Treatment
  • Support and align all education activities with the Waste Treatment communications strategy
  • Coordinate internal and external meetings end to end
  • Organise visits to the education centre and or community support
  • Maintain and update education and communications processes, policies and procedures - in line with Waste Treatment Communications strategy
  • Produce written materials (e.g. collateral, case studies, social media entries etc.) as required, all to brand
  • Align all education centre and community activities with Waste Treatment Communications, promoting the positive impact internally and externally
  • Create and continue to develop all Educational Centre and community material needs
  • Be creativity, and flexible to adjust with various audience needs

What are we looking for?

  • Education qualification and experience (desirable)
  • Ability to deliver material creatively in a face to face or virtual world
  • Ability to deal with a diverse community with a wide-ranging age group.
  • Demonstrable administrative skill set and experience
  • Experience of working in a front line, customer facing position
  • Passion for recycling, reduction of waste and the environment

The Company

The waste treatment division is separating out from Amey and creating a new Stand-alone business entity in the UK. You will be joining us at such an exciting time and help shape the future of the new business. Within Waste Treatment, we use state-of-the-art technology to make the most of rubbish and reduce the amount being sent to landfill. From recycling materials; composting; and mechanical biological treatment to energy from waste (EfW) facilities creating better environments. Our three treatment facilities in Milton Keynes, North Yorkshire and the Isle of Wight will between them, create enough energy to power the equivalent of 60,000 homes when they are all fully operational. Both Milton Keynes and North Yorkshire bring together three different technologies on one site - mechanical treatment, anaerobic digestion and EfW. This allows us to extract any organic and recyclable materials (such as plastic and metals) which have been placed in with general, non-recyclable waste before using the rest to create energy. In Cambridgeshire we offer a range of treatment capabilities from our 400-acre Waterbeach Waste Management Park, providing services as part of partnerships with local authorities and directly for businesses and residents.