Climate Emergency Project Officer
Climate Emergency Project Officer
Temporary - 18 month fixed term contract
£27,852 to £31,099
There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you
Wirral Council's Climate Emergency Team is looking for a Climate Emergency Project Officer to help drive forward the Environment and Climate Emergency Action Plan and ensure we achieve our net zero carbon targets (2030 for the council and 2041 for the borough).
It's an exciting time to join our team and be part of our ambitious journey, with the opportunity to shape the response to the declared emergency and make a real change to the future lives of our residents.
The role will require you to coordinate and deliver climate change and environmental communication and engagement work across the borough. The post holder will be responsible for delivering the DEFRA air quality awareness and engagement project, building strong partnerships and collaboration with residents, community groups, public health, schools and businesses across Wirral.
You will proactively engage with a diverse audience from staff, residents, and businesses, work in a dynamic environment and have excellent communication, presentation, people and interpersonal skills. We're looking for someone with experience of working with stakeholders and the public.
The successful candidate will have knowledge and understanding of climate change and action, with an ability to communicate messages effectively in a variety of settings.
If you have a passion for environment and climate action and think you have what it takes to be the difference for our staff and residents, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
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