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Climate Change Service Lead

  • Employer: East Devon District Council
  • Reference: ED004100P
  • Published: Tue 08/09/2020, 14:55 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/09/2020, 20:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £54,054 - £62,411
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Honiton, Devon

Climate Change Service Lead

£54,054- £62,411 per annum

Honiton

Full Time permanent

 

About us

The Council has identified climate change as a corporate priority and adopted a Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan with the ambition of becoming carbon neutral by 2040.

We have also signed up to the Devon Climate Emergency Declaration recognising that communities, business, partners, and visitors need to join us on our climate change journey.

For more information about East Devon District Council visit our website. Our recent Peer Review and Investor in People Platinum reports will give you a deeper insight into our values and culture.

About the role

This is an exciting new role within the council, the successful applicant will be instrumental in leading the way to help us tackle the global climate challenge emergency and will be pivotal in helping us to reach our goal of becoming a carbon neutral council by 2040 .  In this transformational role you’ll be responsible for creating, developing and delivering schemes and projects to help us achieve our ambition, and you’ll also encourage initiatives in our communities and within partner organisations to help reduce carbon emissions through collaboration and innovation.  

We are looking for someone who can genuinely think globally and act locally. Someone who understands the science of climate change and can translate this understanding into local action that will reduce our carbon footprint.

You’ll be expected to have proven experience of tackling the impact of the global climate crisis and be well versed in the challenges and able to bring your knowledge and skills to challenge existing ideas and practices within our organisation and local communities to make way for influencing improvements. 

We want a leader who is passionate and an excellent communicator capable of engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, capturing views and incorporating them into strategy and policy. The role will operate through Service champions and engage in matrix style management to deliver projects. The successful applicant will report directly to the Chief Executive, be a member of the Council’s Strategic Management Team and work closely with Portfolio Holders and elected members. This post is therefore politically restricted.

About you

You’ll be qualified to post graduate level in a related subject and have previous experience of working at a senior level in a similar organisation and a track record of enabling others deliver a shared agenda.  You’ll have understanding and depth of knowledge of both theory and practice of environmental issues, sustainability and climate change, as well as a good knowledge of European, National and Local policies, plans and legislation.

Just as important are your excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport and influence people at all levels to help achieve the Council’s goals. You’ll also need good IT skills and the ability to interpret complex statistical information to inform and shape your plans.  

A driving licence is essential to this role as regular travel throughout East Devon will be required (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act).

Apply

To apply online, please visit www.eastdevon.gov.uk/jobs. For an informal discussion, please contact Mark Williams, Chief Executive, call 01395 571695 or email mwilliams@eastdevon.gov.uk

Closing date: 27 September 2020. Interviews will be held on 16 October 2020

 

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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  • Employer: East Devon District Council
  • Reference: ED004100P
  • Published: Tue 08/09/2020, 14:55 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/09/2020, 20:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £54,054 - £62,411
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Honiton, Devon

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