Education and Communication Outreach Officer job vacancy


Overview: Education and Communication Outreach Officer job vacancy in Essex recruiting now

Ref: 217091902
Employer: Confidential
Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent

Job Details:

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Salary: £25,000 dependent on experience plus Veolia benefits listed below

Hours: Monday to Friday – 32 hours per week – some work may also be required outside office hours / at weekends

Are you a driven, creative Communications and Outreach professional? Do you enjoy working on projects and engaging with the community to inspire change? Do you want to do your bit to reverse the tide of climate change? We have an exciting opportunity in the communications team, to support the development of a recycling improvement strategy based either in Southend on Sea or Norwich. We can be flexible with the base location but some travel will be required. The role is 32 hours per week but you can choose which days or part days work best for you.

Because of our responsibility when it comes to leading change, resourcing takes every single one of us, and this is how you can play your part. And if you’re passionate about content creation and creating a story to captivate, excite, engage and inform our clients and customers then this is the role for you.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to overhaul the industry, or just do a good day’s work. We know that everyone here at Veolia can help us work alongside our communities, look after the environment in small and big ways, and contribute towards our inclusive culture.

What will you be doing?

You will be responsible for communicating with residents to solve issues and inform them of any changes to their recycling and waste services, as well as delivering face-to-face community engagement activities to achieve project goals. This could include identifying target groups and developing appropriate strategies to deliver key messages, developing and delivering community events, and door-knocking target areas. This role includes the following:

Be passionate about improving recycling and reducing waste, and keen to use behaviour change theories to deliver impactful campaigns.
Work with the ECO Manager to research, develop and deliver projects to promote effective recycling and responsible environmental behaviours to communities across the regions you support.
Communicate with residents to solve issues with waste collections and inform them of any changes to their recycling and waste services.
Deliver engagement activities to achieve project goals, which could include identifying target audiences, developing appropriate strategies to communicate key messages and change behaviours, organising community events and tours of the site, and door-knocking target areas.
Create briefs and manage relationships with design agencies, printers and other third party suppliers to provide effective marketing materials.
Support the Digital and PR Officer in the preparation of press releases, website updates, and social media communications.
Liaise with the operational team and collections crews on service issues and campaign plans.
Support internal communications campaigns to improve our working culture and safety performance.

What are we looking for?

Proven experience in project planning and management
Strong communication and presentation skills, with a high degree of attention to detail
Strong organisational and multitasking skills
Excellent written and spoken English
Ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation, especially within communications
Strong Microsoft Office/Google Suite software skills and highly computer literate
Strong negotiation skills with the ability to remain calm under pressure
Strong interest in sustainability and environmental awareness
Understanding of communications and marketing processes
Experience of working in the waste management or environmental sector
Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant field, or significant project management experience
Experience of engagement and outreach work with school children and the public
UK driving licence and willingness to drive in the borough to conduct research, attend events and run engagement activities

Our promise to you

Here at Veolia, we know that a genuinely good role goes both ways.

So alongside your salary, you’ll get 25 days of holiday alongside an extensive benefits package, which includes our market-leading pension and share scheme, alongside a range of employee discounts. Also to help you further, we provide mental health and financial support, so you can lean on us whenever you need to.

Apply today, so we can make a difference for generations to come.

Here at Veolia, we’re proud to be known as an equal opportunities employer. We know how important it is to be fully committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive place to work for every one of our colleagues. So no matter their age, gender, gender expression, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexuality or veteran status, every applicant who meets the minimum requirements will be considered fully



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