Carbon Reduction Project Officer

Wychavon District Council & Malvern Hills District Council

Carbon Reduction Project Officer

£27,344 to £31,099 per annum

Full time – 37 hours per week

Do you want to play an active role in addressing climate change?

We are seeking a motivated and dedicated person to help deliver the Council’s Intelligently
Green Plan; our action plan for reducing carbon emissions, tackling climate change and
improving the natural environment. Our Intelligently Green agenda commits to not only reducing
the council’s own emissions but to also help lower those within the wider community, and
prioritises action on key areas such as energy, transport, habitat restoration, our policies
and resource use.

Working in support of the Carbon Reduction Manager, you will be tasked with collaborating with
colleagues across the council, as well as external partners, to deliver the actions and
projects contained within the Intelligently Green plan. The role will work to ensure that
carbon reduction is embedded in our relevant policies, service delivery and procurement
decisions. Whilst this will involve working across many areas of the council’s work, there will
be a particular focus for this role on active travel, building decarbonisation and monitoring
of emissions.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the environment, has a good knowledge of
climate change issues at a national and local scale and an understanding of the part that local
authorities can play. You should have demonstrable experience in a similar advocacy role
involving working with a diverse range of teams and partners. Being able to communicate and
engage with a wide range of people is key. The role will also require good data collection and
analysis and the ability to clearly present and report findings. Specific experience delivering
carbon reduction action plans and specific carbon reduction projects is desirable but not

If you believe you have the skills, experience and commitment to help us make a positive
difference then please get in touch.

About you

If you are the right person for this role, you must have:

  • A good knowledge of climate change issues and key areas where decarbonisation is a priority
  • A commitment to tackling climate change and environmental improvement
  • Experience and skill in a similar advocacy role, with colleagues and partners from a wide
    range of disciplines
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good research, data collection and data analysis skills
  • Experience of project management, monitoring and reporting
  • A positive, friendly and helpful approach
  • The ability work on your own initiative and without the need to be closely supervised
  • A degree level qualification in a relevant subject (although suitable work based experience
    will also be considered in lieu of formal qualification)

What we can offer

We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation which spends time and energy on what we
know matters to our residents and communities – things like creating jobs, protecting the
environment, keeping the streets clean, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit,
develop and retain the very best talent we can find. That’s why, as well as a rewarding career,
we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as:

* Agile Working (40% minimum office based-subject to the needs of the service)
* Excellent pension scheme
* Generous annual leave entitlement
* Options to purchase additional annual leave
* Regular job-specific training

Additional Information

Closing date: Monday 10 April 2023
Interview date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

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