Posted: 03/06/2024

Projects Officer

Job Ref: 0624.001

RECOUP is the UK’s leading independent authority and trusted voice on plastics resource efficiency and recycling. As a registered charity, our work is supported by members from over 180 organisations that include global brands, retailers and waste management companies.

We are looking for a motivated Projects Officer to join our busy Peterborough based team. This is a rewarding and challenging opportunity as interest in the environment, climate change, plastics and the work of RECOUP continues to grow. The successful candidate will be an organised individual with a relevant skill set, positive can-do approach, and a good work ethic.

Key responsibilities:

Working closely with the team and reporting to a relevant programme manager, your role will be to support and deliver projects and research for a wide range of members and customers in the areas of resources and recycling. This can include technical research, data and evidence gathering and analysis, and report writing together with general project support activities. A practical and hands on approach is also needed for various non-desk-based project officer activities which may include sorting and weighing material, van driving, schools education or consumer engagement.

Supported by in house subject experts, the role will also specifically focus on monitoring relevant legislative developments, reviewing and summarising key government policies and proposals, consulting with stakeholders and making recommendations for improvements, and responding to consultations. You may also represent the organisation at meetings, conferences and other relevant events. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with an interest in government policy in relation to the circular economy, waste, packaging and the environment.

We offer a number of benefits including generous annual leave, hybrid working, a comfortable office working environment, office parking spaces, access to bus routes, sick pay, company pension scheme and a health cash plan.

Essential criteria:

  • Good organisational skills.
  • A good command of English and able to write technical and summary documents.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • A team player who can also work off their own initiative.
  • An attention to detail and ability to read and summarise long policy documents.
  • Able to prioritise and manage own workload including working to tight deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to learn and undertake training where appropriate. Willing to work outside of normal office hours and throughout the UK, on occasion.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Proficient in MS Office (word, excel, powerpoint, teams).
  • Genuine interest in resource efficiency and circular economy.


  • Some experience and understanding of packaging, waste or environmental policy
  • Experience in a similar role


Job Type: Full Time

Contract length: Permanent

Salary: Up to £25k depending on relevant experience and knowledge

Schedule: Monday to Friday (occasional evening /overnight stays/ weekends). Core work hours are 35 per week, generally 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 2pm on Fridays.

Office Location: Peterborough, PE2 7UH with hybrid working option

Application deadline: 5pm Monday 17th June 2024

For further information about RECOUP employment, please visit the RECOUP Careers page.

We reserve the right to hold interviews and close the vacancy earlier than any stated deadline.

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We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all. We reserve the right to amend the closing date of any job vacancies particularly if we receive a suitable number of relevant applications. We do not accept CV’s from third party agencies, and do not take any responsibility relating to agency fees.

Successful applicants will be contracted via PPS Recovery Systems Ltd, which provide management services to RECOUP.