Keep Britain Tidy is one of the UK’s leading environmental charities. At a time when we are living in a world that is facing its greatest environmental challenges, the work we do has never been more important or more urgent.

As we’re moving forward we recognise that a diverse workforce yields the best results. We embrace all the different identities in the UK and we want our workforce to reflect that. Environmental change is affecting us all and we want people from all backgrounds to be part of the solution and help us make the changes that cannot wait. It is for this reason that Keep Britain Tidy has flexible and supportive policies for all our staff, and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

Keep Britain Tidy has a new opportunity for a Project Manager to manage the Chewing Gum Task Force programme. The Chewing Gum Task Force is a partnership between Defra, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland, Scottish Government and Welsh Government and chewing gum producers including Mars Wrigley and Perfetti Van Melle which aims to clean up historic gum staining from UK high streets and change behaviour so that more people bin their gum.

The Project Manager will lead on overall administration of the scheme and manage the cleansing grant programme for councils, working alongside partner organisation Behaviour Change. In Years 1 and 2 of the scheme, participating councils have seen reductions in gum littering of up to 80% in the first two months. Now in Year 3, we will shortly distribute more than £1.2m funding to councils across the UK.

This is an exciting role within a fast-paced charity. You will have a proven track record in project management, ideally in environmental projects and/or grant schemes. Excellent organisational and record keeping skills are a must, along with the ability to form good working relationships with Chewing Gum Task Force stakeholders.

All our roles benefit from generous holiday entitlements and pension contributions, including the opportunity to join the UK’s first net carbon pension scheme and to receive extra days leave for using alternatives to flights. If you have any special requirements for interview just let us know.

If you are interested in this job and want to help us make a difference, please review a copy of the full job description. After reading the application information, if you would love to work with us, please apply here.

As part of the application process you will need to answer 3 questions, submit your CV and complete equal opportunities monitoring information as we want to try to make sure that our workforce is representative of the population and we are not excluding any community. Please note that this information will be held separately.

Please submit your application before the closing date.

The deadline for applications is 09:00, Monday 29 April 2024.

For successful candidates, interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 7th or Thursday 9th May 2024.