Environmental Sustainability Manager – Climate and Waste Strategy

North Tyneside Council

A Green North Tyneside is one of five key themes of the Our North Tyneside Council Plan
2021-25. Sustainability is at the heart of everything the council does and its key

The council declared a Climate Emergency in 2019 and has developed a Carbon Net-Zero 2030
Action Plan for the council’s operations and the Borough.

This builds on former iterations of key climate related plans and the success of reducing the
council’s carbon footprint by 58% and the Borough’s carbon footprint by 45%.

North Tyneside has been recognised as a leader in taking action on climate change and achieved
CDP Cities A List status in 2023 and its revised action plan for 2024 will encompass a greater
focus on climate risk and adaptation, and emphasis on scope 3 emissions and

The council also has a long term strategic vision for the waste of the Borough including a 10
year plan for waste, which will be significantly updated in 2024 to focus on reuse and circular
economy, reflecting emerging national policies including Extended Producer Responsibility,
Deposit Return Scheme, Simpler Recycling and the application of the Emissions Trading Scheme to
Energy from Waste.

This job role is key in delivering these key plans and being responsible for the continuing
development of the future strategic direction. 

The post holder is accountable for ensuring the council meets its statutory responsibilities and
that it is prepared, responsive and through established governance arrangements is best-placed
to meet the ambitions of the council and integrate its strategies around climate change
mitigation, adaptation and circular economy including its approach to waste management.

In addition to leading strategy development, core elements of the role include:

  • Overseeing the organisation and management of the council’s internal and external Carbon
    Net-Zero 2030 Boards
  • Performance managing programmes of work and action plans, ensuring all necessary data is
    gathered, analysed and reported
  • Responsibility for the council’s greenhouse gas reporting, including scope 3
  • Implementing strategic decisions
  • Budget management
  • Overseeing contract management across the environmental sustainability team
  • Working with procurement teams to secure waste and recycling services that deliver the aims
    of an updated waste and reuse strategy.

The post-holder leads a small team of specialist officers and will manage their workload, performance and outcomes. The post-holder directly supports the Head of Environmental Sustainability, Director of Environment and other Directors across the council and the Chief Executive who form the Senior Leadership Team.

For information about North Tyneside Council, the benefits of working for us, and the many attractions of working and living in North Tyneside please see the council’s “About Us” pages on www.northeastjobs.org.uk.

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and adults at risk of harm. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

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