Victoria, Greater London
£40,000 - £45,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
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Job description


Material Focus, the organisation behind the new UK-wide Recycle Your Electricals campaign

Hello! We’re a not-for-profit start-up looking for a digital project manager to help us get the nation reusing and recycling their unwanted electricals. It’s the next movement in recycling and has the potential to save lives, money and protect the environment.

We are looking for  a self-starter, with experience in developing, optimising websites and making sure they’re technically kept up to date. You’ll manage the Recycle Your Electricals website, ensuring we show up in relevant searches - using organic and paid search. As part of the website, you’ll manage, develop and keep the Recycling Locator up to date. We will also need you to identify and develop digital tools to help people act and build the next movement in recycling eg. SMS reminders, chat functionality, pledges, surveys, quizzes etc.

You will be methodically organised, an excellent project manager - you’ll have a proven approach to managing projects to time and budget. You’ll be agile, able to anticipate issues and tackle unexpected problems as they arise. And you’ll thrive on the fact that we’re just starting up, so there are few processes in place yet, and it’s an exciting time to make your mark. You will work with the team, manage external suppliers and liaise with stakeholders to do your job. You’ll understand how digital customer journeys work, and have the experience and knowledge to create intuitive and engaging user experience. You’ll have a results driven approach with an ability to analyse data to track progress, learn and ensure targets are being met.

The ideal team member will be excited about the chance to help change people’s behaviour to save the precious materials that are currently being thrown away or hoarded. 

Position responsibilities

As Digital Project Manager, you will manage, develop and optimise the Recycle Your Electricals website as well as using the various analytics tools to report on the campaign progress. We’re a start-up so this is a real opportunity to create the digital project manager role and associated digital processes. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Recycling Locator - this is our ‘product’ and will be a key area of your job managing, enhancing and keeping the Recycling Locator up to date. This will involve liaising with internal and external stakeholders, and technically uploading and managing the data behind the Locator.
  • Digital tools and web functionality - Work closely with the marketing, behaviour change and communications team to develop and build digital tools to motivate and make it easier for people to reuse and recycle their unwanted electricals.
  • Act as our digital expert, and be able to collaborate with and advise our partners on digital development where required 
  • Oversee freelancers and digital agencies.
  • Manage the CMS (wordpress) and from time to time, emails using Active Campaign
  • Report and conduct analysis - analyse traffic and usage data using analytics tools; provide reports to teams and make recommendations on how to improve engagement 
  • Manage testing plans in order to evaluate innovative approaches in our digital tools and projects 
  • Work with the marcomms team to develop and manage annual roadmap for the website content and functionality. 
  • Keep abreast of new and emerging online technologies 
  • Work with the team to provide technical support on CRM system and processes 
  • Manage and flag risks (escalating to more senior colleagues for support and intervention, where required)

Qualifications & experience

  • 3+ years digital project or product management experience, including management of a website. Ideally, you’d also have experience in managing a database tool such as our Recycling Locator.
  • Highly experienced in working with wordpress, and basic html
  • Ideally have some experience with CRM software - ours is Active Campaign
  • Likely to be resourceful, proactive, pragmatic and energetic. Happy to work on your own as well as collaborating with others - and not phased by working with a level of ambiguity 
  • Demonstrable interest in sustainability and behaviour change
  • Organised, with high attention to detail, and experienced in building new processes. Ability to multi-task and determine priority projects and assignments
  • Experience of automating repetitive tasks to maximise operational efficiency
  • Eager to experiment and learn using an evidence-based approach
  • Experience of managing contact management systems
  • Can confidently simplify complex digital topics to engage and collaborate with non-experts. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Further information

  • 2-year contract
  • Salary £40,000 to £45,000 per annu, and pension 
  • The role will be based remotely during COVID and subsequently likely to be based in Victoria, London. 

To apply

Please send in your CV and a cover letter. You need to include why are you interested in the role, and why do you think you’d be a good fit? We look forward to finding out more about you.  Applications without a cover letter will not be progressed. 


More about Material Focus

Having launched in April 2020, with a brand new website, we are now at a stage where we need a digital manager to come and manage and develop this further. Our website digital tools are effectively our ‘product’ and are critical to the success of our campaign. They make it easier for people to know what, how and where to reuse and recycle their old electricals. The digital project manager will lead the development and management of the website, functionality, SEO, SEM, as part of a small, newly formed, and growing committed team. 

You will be given the chance to come in and have an immediate impact on a well-funded non-profit organisation, with an important mission.

And you’ll be able to establish a good work life balance with somewhat flexible hours and the ability to work from home.


Managing electrical waste is one of the biggest challenges of our time - it is the fastest growing waste stream in the world - and in the UK. As technology evolves at such a fast pace, older electrical and electronic items are often made redundant. Most of us don’t know what to do with our old electricals and end up either binning or hoarding them. The reality is that everything with a plug, a cable or a battery can be recycled and turned into anything from children’s playgrounds to life saving equipment. Reusing and recycling unwanted electricals helps save lives, save the environment and stops those precious resources from being lost forever.

The Organisation

We are a busy start-up, having been set up to get the nation reusing and recycling their unwanted electricals - and save precious resources from being lost forever.

We are a core team of 6, working with a network of trusted freelancers and agencies to get the job done. 

The campaign

We have launched the Recycle Your Electricals campaign to motivate and make it easy for people to reuse and repair their unwanted electricals. This is a low interest issue that doesn’t even occur to most people - we throw away small electricals without even thinking about it, or perhaps we consider it but we’re too busy, and what would we do with it anyway? We need to stop people in their tracks, and give them a reason to think about it, talk about it, and do the right thing. Our website has been designed as an inspiring knowledge hub with all the tools, links and resources people need to donate, repair and recycle their unwanted electricals.


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Refreshed on: 25 March 2021
Closing date: 24 April 2021
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