Waste & Resource Coordinator

£37,928 - £37,928

Job Description

Job description

The King’s estate is historically important and iconic, consisting of more than 100 buildings ranging in age from the 1780s to the current day. As Stewards of the Estate, the Directorate of Estates & Facilities delivers trusted, responsive, and consistent services to its community of students, staff, and partners to enable King’s to serve society and make the world a better place.

As the largest Professional Services team at King’s, Estates & Facilities is strengthened by its wide-ranging specialisms. Our ability to deliver the Fit for King’s services we aspire to, rests on the talent, diversity, and engagement of our staff, without whom the provision of world-class facilities to a world-class university would not be possible.

As the Waste & Resource Coordinator, the overarching purpose of this role is the Implementation and delivery of the Waste Management Policy 2021, and the Waste and Resource Strategy and Action Plan 2021-24, across the Directorate of Estates & Facilities. Central to this role, the candidate will be responsible for:

Day to day waste management activities

Coordinating day to day waste management activities of the University’s various streams of waste with campus managers and with contract mangers including General and Recyclable Waste (DMR) Organic Waste, WEEE, Construction Waste and Hazardous Waste (clinical, offensive, anatomical animal bedding etc).

Managing the waste budget

Managing and report on the waste financial budget, including validating of invoices, ensuring payment in a timely fashion and preparation of monthly/quarterly accruals for the finance team as they occur          

Communications and engagement

Attend monthly meetings of the Building User Groups and Lab User Groups to discuss issues relating to waste; delivering training e.g. toolbox talks and refresh training for all streams of waste as needed. Engagement with sector agencies (EAUC- Waste group, LUPC, WRAP) to strengthen King’s presence within the sector.

Waste Legislation

Ensuring King’s are fully compliant with current legislation and codes of practice relating to waste generation, storage, and disposal. Liaise with compliance agencies such as CEDREC, the Compliance People, etc to keep abreast of change sin legislation and communicate to campus manages the impact this will have on their operations.

Management of Waste Data

Ensuring accurate and timely inputs into a central database for all wastes managed by Estates & Facilities, and any King’s are required to report on. The candidate should have the ability to interpret datasets and communicate findings, interpreting what they mean for waste at King’s.



Essential Criteria

  1. Excellent and proven administration skills e.g. organised record keeping, retrieving, analysing, presenting data and producing reports.

  2. Experience of coordinating with multiple work areas simultaneously

  3. Strong written and oral communication skills      

  4. Strong IT skills especially in the use of Microsoft Products

  5. Ability to deal with a wide variety of people in a professional and assured manner.

  6. Good time management skills, in order to handle a large volume of work with tight deadlines.    

Desirable criteria

  1. Understanding of the principles of waste management, waste minimization and resource re-use.

  2. Qualifications in Waste Management, Environmental Sustainability or similar.

  3. Experience working as a Sustainability Officer, Waste Coordinator/Officer or for a waste management company

  4. Experience working in the higher or further education sector, for the NHS, or a UK public sector agency.


  • Implementation of the Waste Management Policy 2021, and The Waste and Resource Strategy and Action Plan 2021-24.

  • Managing the University’s ‘Warp-It’ accounts and other reuse and donation accounts.

  • Finance and Procurement

  • Management of the Clinical, Hazardous and Animal Bedding

  • Communications and Engagement                                

  • Waste Legislation

  • Management of Waste Data.


An exciting opportunity exists for an assistant to work on the internally funded pilot study “Identity, Security and Integration of Gurkha migrants in the UK: A social anchoring perspective” at the School of Social Professions and Social Sciences at London Metropolitan University.

The successful candidate will assist for 70 hours (in total) in the internally funded project from March 2024 to June 2024.

The pilot project aims to explore the lives and lived experience of one of the newest migrant groups in Britain, Nepali Gurkhas. In particular, this research helps unfold how Gurkha migrants make sense of their ‘new home’, their own sense of being, connect to different social spaces and access to migrant capitals in a host society/country. The research outputs will involve submission of an external grant proposal and stakeholder engagement workshop.

The Research Assistant would be expected to undertake a range of duties, including the following:

 1.Conduct research

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of specific research activities, as directed;

  • Undertake literature searches on migration, gender and existing institutional structures, strategies, and practices for integration of Gurkha migrants in UK;

  • Assist in data collection and analysis.


2. Presentation of findings


3. University/School profile

  • As appropriate, liaise with relevant internal and external contacts/organisations in related areas of study.



Postgraduate level with experience in gathering relevant information.


  1. Relevant experience

Understanding research processes.

In order to be shortlisted you must demonstrate that you meet all the essential criteria and as many of the desirable criteria as possible. Where we have a large number of applications (long list) which meet all of the essential criteria, we will then use the desirable criteria to produce a short list.

This role is to support the delivery of focus group and conduct additional tasks related to the DrinksRation project. 

This is a closed advert. 


MSc or above


Experience on conducting focus groups

Experience on academic publishing 

Knowledge and understanding on mobile health

We are looking for people to participate in 1-hour research study interviews exploring the embedding of conversational AI in everyday products. We will begin by introducing you to one such AI-enabled product, giving you a chance to familiarise yourself with it. Afterwards, you'll have a discussion with a researcher about your thoughts on it. You don't need to have experience with AI-enabled products in the past. If you've participated in one of these interviews before then you unfortunately cannot participate again.

The interviews will take place on Wednesday Feb 21st between 10:00 and 17:00. All interviews will take place at Bush House on the Strand campus. Please researve a slot at https://outlook.office.com/bookwithme/user/046d2e12860145d69fd18eb2bc8e3db0@kcl.ac.uk/meetingtype/PgO_QGnfuUycCs_e5R61dw2?anonymous&ep=mLinkFromTile before applying.