Litter Free Coast & Sea Support Officer, Dorset Council

1 Year Fixed Term

Based in Dorchester

£9,972 - £11,231 - 18.5hrs


An exciting job opportunity to support the work of Litter Free Dorset – innovative campaigns to reduce litter behaviour across Dorset.

Litter Free Dorset works collaboratively with local organisations, charities and community groups. They all work together to reduce the social, economic and environmental impacts of litter. This is done by trying to stop littering behaviour in the first place through implementing campaigns, policy and co-producing projects to reduce waste and litter in Dorset. Litter Free Dorset also work alongside local litter picking groups to help coordinate regular clean ups throughout Dorset. The Litter Free Support Officer will be working in a small enthusiastic team based in County Hall, Dorchester.

What you will be doing 

You will provide the administrative and marketing support as well as help with the research, development and delivery of a range of campaigns and projects. To find out about the job in detail please read the context statement - if applying (please refer to this document).

This post is part time (18.5 hours per week) fixed-term contract for one year initially. 

If you have any questions about the position, you would like more information, or an informal chat please contact Litter Free Dorset Projects Officer, Sophie Colley, on 01305 224826, or email

 Working at Dorset Council 

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity. 

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.  

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together. 

For more information about our new council visit 

Dorset Council provides a framework to explain the behaviours expected from everyone who works, or volunteers, for Dorset Council regardless of their role or grade within the organisation, find more information about this here.

This post has a significant travel requirement and you are contractually required to have a vehicle (or transport deemed to be suitable by the council) available for use as required.

This vacancy is being advertising internally in the first instance to employees of Dorset Council. Where it is not possible to appoint from the existing workforce, the vacancy may subsequently be released to external candidates.

Please note that employees working within a school are not considered as internal applicants as there are no reciprocal arrangements between schools and Dorset Council for redeployment. If you apply for this position and are not an internal applicant by this description your application will not be processed. To receive regular updates on any council vacancies, open to external candidates, please register to receive email alerts.

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NB: You will be unable to view the job description and person specification forms after this vacancy has closed. We cannot accept CVs in place of an application form as we require the same range of information from all our candidates.

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Dorset Council is committed to making our recruitment process barrier-free, and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

For more information on how to apply, please see this helpful guidance

Closing date: 
Monday 27th May 2019
£9,972 - £11,231
Contact phone number: 
01305 224826