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Project Assistant

The company seeks to hire a Project Assistant for its current Beach Plastics Project as part of the team based in Perivale, West London.

TerraCycle is the world leader in the collection and recycling of post-consumer waste that is generally considered non-recyclable. We recycle everything from pens, toothbrushes, candy wrappers, to cigarette butts and scores of other waste streams that would otherwise be sent to landfills or incinerated.

Headquartered in Trenton, NJ and operating in 21 countries, we are a global pioneer in green business and the largest processor of flexible packaging in the world. Major companies contract with TerraCycle, to provide national recycling programmes that are free to the public. These programmes collect and recycle used products and packaging in schools, offices and through a wide variety NGO’s and other organisations.
For more information, see:

  • Our websites
  • Tom Szaky’s talk:

In late 2009, TerraCycle began its European operations in the UK, beginning with two waste streams and has since grown to over 50 collection programmes across 12 European markets with over 100,000 consumer locations.

The company seeks to hire a Project Assistant for its current Beach Plastics Project as part of the team based in Perivale, West London.

Reporting directly to the European Materials Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day outreach and logistics of the Beach Plastics project.

Responsibilities include:


  • Recruit new beach clean partners by outreach on the phone and email.
  • Maintain contact with current partners to ensure frequent shipments of collected beach plastic.
  • Create a Europe-wide supply chain for beach plastics.
  • Track all outreach carried out.

Supply Chain Administration , Supporting:

  • Coordinate logistics with project participants
  • Work with internal TerraCycle teams to organise warehousing
  • Inventory management
  • Support in the organisation of processing of the collected materials


  • Candidate is desired to speak English and either French or Spanish.
  • Good communication skills and be able to interact with colleagues and external contacts
  • Attention to detail with the ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Basic Microsoft office skills
  • Be keen to learn and gain experience

This would be an ideal role for someone starting out in his or her career and seeking to gain experience in a busy office environment.


This is a fixed term contract for 6 months.
Pro-rated salary £18,000 to £22,000 depending on experience
Pro-rated 25 Paid Holiday Days

Start date – As soon as possible

For inquiries, please send your CV and cover letter to David Groves at [email protected]

Required education:

  • Secondary education

Required experience:

  • Outreach: 1 year

Required language:

  • French or Spanish