Litter Free Dorset Support Officer, Dorchester

Salary details - £19,945 - £22,462

Part Time Fixed Term Contact

Contact email - Sophie Colley -

01305 224826

Closing Date - 05 February 2020


Litter Free Dorset Project Officer

22 hours per week / Dorchester

Fixed term initially for one year

Litter Free Dorset is a community campaign to reduce litter and waste across Dorset. The working group is made up of local organisations, charities and community group- all of which 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 litter and waste in Dorset. The Litter Free Project Support Officer will be working in a small enthusiastic team based in County Hall, Dorchester.

What you will be doing

The Litter Free Dorset Project Support Officer will be the administrative support for the Litter Free Dorset team. Supporting the Coordinator in the development and delivery of the individual campaigns and projects.

The post holder will need to be organised and have excellent administrative skills. This will include; organisation of meetings, minute taking, administration of the working group, development of databases, maintenance of electronic mailing lists and financial support.

As well as this the post holder will be required to plan and host events representing Litter Free Dorset. This will include; designing marketing material, loading and driving vans, lifting equipment and installing gazebos, lone working and engaging with a wide the general public.

About you 

• Are you passionate about reducing waste and community engagement?

• Are you experienced in running events or workshops?

• Are you a great communicator and enjoy meeting new people?

• Are you a organised and have proven administration experience? 

Please download the Context Statement and Job Description for full details of position advertised. 

This post is part time (22 hours per week) fixed-term contract for one year initially. If you are interested in a secondment opportunity please ensure that you have the permission of your current manager before you apply.

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

Additional information

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Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: 
Wednesday 5th February 2020
£19,945 - £22,462 pro rata
Opportunity type: