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Climate Change Officer - Guildford Borough Council

Climate Change Officer - Guildford Borough Council

Job Title: Climate Change Officer - 37 hours per week

Employer: Guildford Borough Council

Location: Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB

Salary: £34,520 to £ £42,145 per annum

Closing Date: 06/07/2020


Are you a pro-active, motivated and confident individual who is seeking a challenging role with good career prospects?  If the answer is “yes” then we’d like to hear from you to ‘kick start’ our new Climate Change and sustainable energy management programme.

On 23 July 2019, the Council adopted a motion to declare a Climate Emergency. In line with the commitments set out in this motion, you will work with the Head of Asset Management (Climate Change Lead), Energy Strategy Manager, our Lead Member for Climate Change and other colleagues, partner organisations and key stakeholders on the development, delivery and promotion of climate change policies and projects for Guildford Borough and the Council.

You will:

  • help to prepare business cases and project initiation documents for climate change and sustainability schemes and manage project delivery where appropriate.
  • work with our Energy Strategy Manager to develop and coordinate the action plan required to address the Council's Climate Emergency declaration
  • help to coordinate and liaise with key stakeholders in the specifying and commissioning of an Energy Delivery Framework and emissions trajectory for the Borough
  • work in partnership and maintain excellent working relationships with key stakeholders, including other local authorities, to identify, develop and deliver appropriate models for schools, businesses and local communities to deliver CO2 reductions and behavioural change.
  • answer queries from borough residents, partners, elected members and other key stakeholders and provide appropriate input to any panels or forums to engage residents and other stakeholders on climate change.

We would like you to demonstrate that you have up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation, working practices and methodologies and professional expertise relating to climate change; experience in producing and implementing policies and strategies and translating these into action plans; and experience of working in and developing partnerships with external bodies.

You will also be highly organised with the ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritise and meet deadlines, and have proven experience in being able to interpret data to produce reports presenting clear information to others verbally and in writing along with a good standard of numeracy, literacy and IT skills.

For further information about the job please visit Guildford Borough Council's website at this link: https://jobs.guildford.gov.uk/vacancy/climate-change-officer-420058.html

Please note this post requires basic DBS Security Clearance.

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