Join the new WISH project for a zero waste future


Join the new WISH project for a zero waste future

19 Jan 2022

Cherwell Collective, CIC have announced the launch of the new project Waste Innovation Station Headquarters (WISH) in Oxfordshire. WISH is a vision of a brighter future, a “circular economy” focused on zero waste,  where nothing is purchased new until absolutely all options for keeping items in circulation have been exhausted. The lead organisation Cherwell Collective are now recruiting four ambitious individuals to help the partnership build an exciting future through the project.

WISH is a partnership, reaching more than 50,000 people in Oxfordshire, designed to guide our community to a lowered carbon footprint through outreach and demonstration around reducing waste. The project will provide demonstrations as well as take home DIY kits to help people reduce waste at home, guidance on where and how to repair items, and ways to reduce consumption of and demand for new production lines to take real climate action – now. 

WISH is interactive, with each and every exhibit made from waste, teaching us how to reduce waste and informing about the carbon footprint of waste. It will thus enable participants to make small changes in what and how we waste.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

Would you like to help us make a WISH? The partnership currently has four part time positions open: 

Administrator – helps make WISH run smoothly day to day

Creative Director – designs and implements WISH exhibits

Compliance Officer – makes sure WISH is safe for our community

Evaluation Officer – measures the impact of WISH

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Application form and further information

You are welcome to apply for more than one position, simply fill in and submit the form for each role you WISH to fill. 

If you have any questions about the roles or want more information about this exciting new project, please contact

Cherwell Collective have partnered with a wide range of partners for the WISH project, including Good Food Oxfordshire, Oxford City Farm, Happy Earth Soil, Oxford Food Hub, Oxford United Football Club, 1 Regiment RLC, Kidlington Parish Council, Cherwell District Council, Football for Peace, Oxford Botanic Gardens and Arboretum, Community Action Groups, Oxfordshire, Banbury Community Action Group and Replenish Oxfordshire. WISH is made possible by The National Lottery and is an 18 month pilot to build exhibits and activities and to engage our community around waste.

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