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Facilities Management Coordinator (Recycling & Waste)

University of Kent - Facilities Management

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £24,285 to £27,131 per annum (Grade 5)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 2nd January 2023
Job Ref: EST-117-22

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Monday 02 January 2023  (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date: Thursday 12 January 2023

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Facilities Management Coordinator on a full time and ongoing basis. You will have had experience in a busy admin role, be comfortable dealing with data and committed to our strategic targets of reducing general waste and increasing recycling at the University.

The Facilities Management (FM) Coordinator (Recycling & Waste) is a member of the Commercial Services and Estates Department Facilities Management section, reporting to the Facilities Operations Manager.

In this role, you will be responsible for the coordination of all waste and recycling activities across the Canterbury/Medway campuses. You will also be responsible for management of arrangements with waste contractors, compiling and analysing data from multiple internal and external sources, producing reports, ensuring compliance with legal and other requirements relating to waste management and ensuring continuous improvement of waste management activities across the University.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • GCSEs or equivalent in English and Maths (Level 4/C or above)
  • A full UK driving licence
  • Experience of working effectively in a busy administrative role
  • Advanced working knowledge of IT packages – particularly Word and Excel; To analyse data, extrapolating relevant information and reproducing the data into various formats (Excel/PowerPoint etc.)
  • Previous experience/knowledge of waste management/compliance obligations (desirable)

Within the past 4 years, staff and students have reused 237.3 tonnes worth of items. This has been through various reuse schemes including British Heart Foundation, Canterbury Food Bank, Warp-it and STUFF (Student Food Bank and Freecycle), to name a few.  

Our strategic target over the next four years is to reduce our general waste to 37% of total waste collected, while increasing our recycling to 46.75%, re-use to 8.75% and anaerobic digestion\composting to 7.50% from our 2018\19 baseline year.  By reducing our general waste, we are contributing to the universities carbon reduction targets.

What we can offer you:

As a member of our team at the University of Kent, you can expect a friendly, open and collaborative working environment and support in your development and wellbeing throughout your time with us. You'll enjoy a range of great staff benefits including:

  • 43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)
  • excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • on campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery (Canterbury) and food outlets
  • study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts
  • on-site parking

Please click the 'Apply' button to see the links to view the full job description and to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process, please contact iscsestates@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: EST-117-22.

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