The council has recently declared Climate Emergency and is seeking an enthusiastic individual to drive the agenda across the council’s activities and to work with our partners and communities to help them to move towards more sustainable practices.
This is a great opportunity to deliver an ambitious agenda of being a carbon neutral organisation by the end of 2030, and to work in partnership to develop projects from the plan-development phase through to delivery.
You will have previous experience of working within a climate change related role in either the public or private sector. The role will be responsible for meeting the commitments recently made by the council and working with colleagues, councillors and external bodies and partners to ensure that the ambitious targets are fulfilled.
The position is high-profile in nature and there will be the opportunity to work with many different teams to progress individual projects and to identify additional work areas in order to reduce our impact on the natural environment. If you’re looking for a challenge, plus the opportunity to be part of a bold and innovative organisation that has big ambitions both for our District and for our staff this is an excellent opportunity for you.
A thorough knowledge and detailed understanding of current issues and professional practices is essential, combined with excellent communication and team working skills. A customer-focused approach is also important, plus the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, business units, partners and stakeholders alike.
We can offer real variety of work due to a mix of large scale, major corporate projects and community focused opportunities to enable the post holder to develop professionally.
The post holder needs to have the ability to be traverse around the district.
This post is fixed term for a period of 12 months. The hours of work for this position are 37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday. The Council currently operates a Flexible Working Hours Scheme which applies to this post. This post is based at White Lund Depot, however you may be required to work from other council buildings.
Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme (the Council makes a 15.5% contribution). Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.
Interview date: Friday, 6 December 2019