Project Coordinator Apprentice

Project Coordinator Apprentice

Harlington Road Depot - UB8 3EU

Fixed term, full time

£19,806 

Ref: LBH5272

About Hillingdon

Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first.

About the job

We are seeking an enthusiastic, organised individual who is motivated by their passion for the environment for this role of Project Coordinator Apprentice within our Waste Services team!

As the Project Coordinator Apprentice, you will be responsible for identifying, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects that will improve methods of working and aid the team to minimise the waste that we collect and maximise recycling in the borough.

This is an exciting time to join the team as we are modernising our services and working towards our target of recycling at least 50% of our collected waste by 2025. Your work will assist in shaping the strategy which will help us to reach our goal and make a real difference to our environment.

You will use your enthusiasm and excellent communication skills to inspire positive behaviour change across a wide variety of stakeholders including residents, businesses and colleagues.

You will support the team with administrative duties to ensure that day to day operations continue to run efficiently.

This position is based at Harlington Road Depot, but some travel throughout the borough will be required. You will use your own initiative when working alone on-site visits but will also be capable of working well as part of a team.

About the person

Previous experience of working in a fast-paced environment would be advantageous. The role will suit applicants with an understanding of the environmental impact of poor waste management and a motivation to make positive changes.

You will be working with a range of contacts, such as residents, partners, internal employees of all levels, local businesses and the general public, so it is essential that you have excellent communication skills, to allow you to develop relationships. You will also be responsible for identifying and suggesting improvements to current ways of working, in order to deliver a more efficient and effective service.

The role will involve reporting and analysing data to support projects and as such strong IT skills are required.

Other important skills would include:

· ability to learn new systems

· excellent communication

· time management and prioritisation

· passion for learning

· problem solving

· creative thinking

· exceptional standards of customer service

· organisation

· good attention to detail

· teamwork and relationship building

· able to work under pressure

You must be motivated to deliver results and will be expected to take ownership of your personal development, as well as supporting the development of the Waste & Recycling team. We strive to ensure that we continuously improve our service, and you will play an essential part in supporting this.

You will work mainly during office hours however we are looking for somebody who can work flexible hours where required with advance notice (such as early mornings, evenings and weekends). The role is varied, and has a range of challenges, but you will be able to make a real difference to our residents, and truly support London Borough of Hillingdon in our aim to put our residents first.

If this is the type of career path you have been searching for, and you believe you meet our criteria (as outlined in the Person Specification), we look forward to receiving your application!

Additional information

We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:

• local government average salary pension scheme

• free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre

• a 36-hour week for all full-time staff

• generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 23 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days

• career breaks

• flexible working hours

• season ticket loan

• access to a Credit Union

• on-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre

• access to a wide range of training and courses

• discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council

• payment of professional fees where these are required

• discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)

• cycle purchase scheme

• car sharing scheme

• 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses

Closing date: 1 September 2019.

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Closing Date:
01/09/2019

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