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Field Officer, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful

GENERAL INFORMATION Job Title Field Officer Employed by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful Reporting to Senior Executive Officer Job Purpose Provide community/school-based support, events and workshops, and perform environmental surveys and assessments across all of KNIB’s environmental programmes. Hours of Business Core hours 9am - 5pm (Office hours are broadly 9am to 5pm, and normal days of work are Monday to Friday, however, this is an important role in a small organisation and on occasion you will be required to work outside normal working hours) Location Field-based (Priority council areas Antrim and Newtownabbey, Mid and East Antrim, Lisburn and Castlereagh and Ards and North Down. At times NI-wide cover required) Hours per week 37.5 Salary £23,000 Term Permanent (subject to funding Interviews Applications close 01/09/23 at 1pm. Interviews due to be held 12/13th September 2023 Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful is currently trialling a 4 day working week, 30 hours on full pay, however, please note, this can be withdrawn at any time. For further information please email The Location These roles have been specifically developed to be ‘on the ground’ supporting communities across Northern Ireland (information on the mileage policy can be requested from To ensure accurate reporting to our funders, administrative and reporting duties are integral to the role, therefore, Field Officers will also have home/office based time allocated for completion of these duties. Authority All staff are expected to:
  • Commission work in line with company procedures, and obtain best value at all times.

  • Refer any media interest or potential news stories to their line manager.

  • Only commission marketing channels in line with those agreed by the Chief Executive.

PURPOSE OF ROLE Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful’s strategic plan 2020-2025 states that we must go further faster together in making transformational changes that deliver sustainable lifestyle for all in our society, and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful’s Field Officers (FO) play a key role in achieving this; the roles span the breadth of our programmes and certifications, with no two days the same. The FOs work with and support a range of stakeholders, from teachers and community leaders, to national beach operators, engaging them to change behaviours and affect positive environmental behaviours. The role will involve the delivery of environmental education workshops, to a variety of settings, planning and facilitating events, and undertaking environmental assessments and surveys in a range of locations including beaches, streets, schools, parks and businesses.DUTIES AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES Roles and Responsibilities Community/School Based

  • Completion of accurate and timely reporting of data and information required by each department

  • Completion of other administrative duties as required, complying with KNIB operating policies and procedures

  • Promote, build relationships with, and provide support to a range of stakeholders on various programmes and areas of work, including practical environmental projects.

  • Deliver high quality interactive and engaging workshops and training

  • Carry out audits and assessments against internal guidelines and standards

  • Participate in planning the successful delivery of events (this can include weekend and evening work for certain campaigns)

  • Assist in the development of workshops and resources

  • Work to departmental timelines, budgets, tolerances and reporting requirements

Certification assessment

  • Successfully complete all training required to deliver surveys and assessments in line with the expected standards

  • Complete surveys across a number of Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful’s programmes including the Northern Ireland Marine Litter Survey and Borough Cleanliness Survey

  • Ensure quality standards are maintained, completing assessments as required

  • Maintain accurate and thorough records of all work undertaken for reporting requirements

PERSON SPECIFICATION Qualifications, skills and experience Essential

  • A third level degree level qualification, or at least three years’ demonstrable equivalent experience

  • One year’s experience of project/programme delivery, to include workshop and/or training delivery

  • One year’s experience of data gathering and reporting

  • Experience in compiling high quality written reports

  • Full current driving licence and access to a suitable means of transport to enable you to carry out the duties and responsibilities.

  • Competency is the use of Microsoft 365 programmes


  • Experience of practical conservation/biodiversity

  • Experience of environmental surveys

Knowledge & Understanding Essential

  • Knowledge of environmental issues and activities in a Northern Ireland context


  • Knowledge of conservation skills and local biodiversity

Personal Qualities Essential

  • Effective and professional verbal and written communication

  • Ability to be flexible, innovative and problem solving


  • Communicate professionally and effectively to a variety of audiences

  • Create social media content as and when required in line with company guidelines and standards

  • To develop and maintain close communications with team members to ensure the maximum flow of information, understanding and ideas

  • To familiarise, develop and adhere to all internal policies and procedures

  • Respond to all general enquiries

  • This is not to be viewed as an exhaustive list of duties, rather, the key elements of the expected workload of the Field Officer

  • Participate in training to ensure all aspects of the Field Officer role is carried out to a high standard

Apply for this position ABOUT US Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful is an independent charity dedicated to creating a cleaner, greener and more sustainable Northern Ireland by delivering on improving environmental education in every school in Northern Ireland, increasing public engagement for communities in need and raising environmental standards for the places where people spend time: where they live, work and relax. Underpinning this is our survey work reporting on neighbourhood cleanliness across Northern Ireland with the Borough Cleanliness Survey, Northern Ireland Litter Survey and the Marine Litter Survey. Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful is expanding volunteering opportunities with a focus on creating a new societal norm of taking responsibility for where you live. This is delivered through campaigns including Adopt A Spot, The BIG Spring Clean and the Clean Coasts programme. Supporting volunteering is a key strand of the public-private-NGO partnership that makes up Live Here Love Here. Live Here Love Here is about creating tangible community pride, loving where you live and feeling responsible for the landscape around you. The result is the creation of a better environment for all our communities. Closely associated with this is our work to raise environmental standards through certification schemes including Blue Flag for beaches and marinas, the Seaside and Green Coast Awards, Green Flag Awards for public open spaces and the Live Here Love Here Green Business Awards. All of these operate across and beyond Northern Ireland. We are also involved at all levels of our education system and beyond, with international programmes including Eco-Schools, Young Reporters for the Environment and EcoCampus. Eco-Home also adds to our resolve to realise sustainable living habits. It's your Northern Ireland, so why not get involved today! Apply for this position

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