Waste and Recycling Officer

  • £35,327 - £40,925
  • Permanent
  • Liverpool, UK
  • 16957
  • David Craven

The University of Liverpool is seeking to appoint to this new key position of Waste & Recycling Officer.

The University of Liverpool has a diverse and complex property portfolio, incorporated within the main Liverpool City Centre Campus and associated satellite sites. Many of the buildings and assets within the portfolio are listed or are of historic importance so any construction, refurbishment or modernisation works must be carefully considered and delivered to an exemplar standard. The diverse Estate includes many listed buildings from Georgian and Victorian periods as well as contemporary buildings and conservation areas coupled with the complex research laboratories this provides many challenges in maintaining and servicing the estate.

This new position will focus on the wider transition of the whole university environment into a circular economy. Moving to a circular economy is crucially important to the university and will help to deliver against Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 on responsible consumption and production. It will also deliver benefits across the other 11 SDGs such as SDG9 on industrial development, and SDG13 on climate action amongst others.

Eliminating waste and pollution, encouraging the recirculation of products and materials, and helping to regenerate nature, you will work to identify and deliver a range of activities and outputs associated with the circular economy that employs reuse, sharing, repair, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling to create a closed-loop system, minimising the use of resource inputs and the creation of waste, pollution and carbon emissions.

We are looking for an individual who has experience working on circularity, waste, and resources, preferably within the higher education sector or within a large complex dynamic organisation.

You will be passionate about sustainability, have strong research and administration skills, be able to constructively manage stakeholder relationships, and have a positive, can-do attitude.

This role offers a fantastic opportunity for a Sustainability professional to take up a leadership role across a diverse, complex, and large-scale estate portfolio in a vibrant city.   The candidate brochure can be viewed at https://online.flippingbook.com/view/655760043/

To learn more please contact our retained search advisors David Craven (david.Craven@mrgpeople.co.uk / 07932717438) and Ben Duffill (ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk / 07976125010) at MRG.  Applications should consist of a CV and cover letter and can be sent to david.craven@mrgpeople.co.uk


The University is committed to providing an environment which recognises and values people's differences, capitalises on the strengths that those differences bring to the institution and supports all staff and students in maximising their potential to succeed.

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