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PERMANENT: 37 hours per week 
SALARY: £24,496 - £26,845

We currently have a vacancy within our Street Scene & Open Spaces team based at Hitchcocks Business Park, Willand and covering the whole of the Mid Devon area. We are looking for a confident and organised person to work as part of a team in a busy operational environment.

As a Recycling officer, your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Working with our collection crews and residents to ensure that they are using our Waste and Recycling schemes correctly and promote all aspects of sustainable waste management. This will involve some early starts and the need to be physically fit.
  • Attending information days and community events to deliver information to the general public, businesses, schools, community groups, internal services and other stakeholders and should have an understanding of waste management policy and legislation. It may be necessary to work outside of core hours to attend such events.
  • Assisting in the design, delivery and implementation of the annual Communication Plan, update and maintain the services web pages and social media pages and respond to frequent press releases.

The successful candidate will need to have good organisational and interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate at all levels with the public and colleagues.  

Competence in the use of information technology (Microsoft Office) is essential as this role will involve looking at the Street Scene Systems review as part of new ways of working with ICT. The ability to produce and deliver presentations on Microsoft PowerPoint or similar electronic media is required.

To find out more

To find out more about this role please contact: Simon Bruford, Waste and Transport Manager by email:

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - SS33 Recycling Officer 

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE:  27 March 2023 at 1:00pm

MDDC reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.  We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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