HCCSP Support Officer

East Herts Council

Hertford, with optional hybrid working
£29,459 - £32,765 pro rata (inclusive of local weighting) depending on experience

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Sunday, 30th June 2024   5 days left

HCCSP Support Officer
Grade 5, £29,459 - £32,765 pro rata (inclusive of local weighting) depending on experience
4 days per week (part-time working and job share considered) = 30 hours per week, Permanent
Based in Hertford with the option for home working up to 50% of working hours.

Are you a detailed and friendly project administrator with an interest in stakeholder management, sustainability, and the environment?

We are looking for someone like you to join our team! If we are a good fit for you, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects to realise the sustainability and climate change ambitions of the public and private sectors of Hertfordshire and beyond.

 About Us

East Herts Council manages the recruitment and payroll of the two dedicated staff members of the Hertfordshire Climate Change and Sustainability Partnership (HCCSP) which consists of all 10 district and borough councils, the County Council, and the Local Enterprise Partnership in Hertfordshire.

The Council therefore is recruiting to the important role of Support Officer of HCCSP. HCCSP is a strategic group which acts as the lead partnership organisation for partners to collaborate and identify joint work programmes on environmental, climate change and wider sustainability issues. It is thus the leading public sector group tackling climate change in the county.

The HCCSP Support Officer will play a pivotal role in supporting and promoting the work of the Partnership and that of the Hertfordshire Sustainability Officers Group (HSOG) which reports into the Partnership, reporting to the Lead Projects Officer, who is also employed through East Herts District Council.

There is so much to do!

Some of the main responsibilities include:

  • Actively work in partnership with all internal and external stakeholders (members, officers, and senior management of all partners as well as community and business stakeholders across the county and beyond) for the benefit of the Partnership, progressing its 6 action plans and its partners’ sustainability objectives
  • Undertake general administration duties for HCCSP, including administrating meetings for the Partnership. This will include organising attendance and room (or virtual) bookings, take minutes / notes, ensuring actions are accurately recorded and appropriate documentation is circulated.
  • Assist in hosting engagement events as required (currently in region of four per year), including supporting the HCCSP Manager to include distributing invitations and guest list, managing invoicing, menus, conference planning and preparation.
  • Coordinating initiatives identified by the HCCSP or HSOG
  • Keeping abreast of sustainability priorities across Hertfordshire and nationally and supporting regular sharing of these to members and officers

About You

This role will suit a conscientious and proactive administrator who is interested in developing stakeholder and project management skills in the sustainability sphere. If you are an enthusiastic team player with a capacity to work independently where necessary, have an eye for detail and an ability to keep stakeholders aware of their actions and deadlines, then this role is for you.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be up for the challenge of supporting HCCSP and HSOG to deliver Hertfordshire’s sustainability ambitions
  • Act with confidence and credibility when working with colleagues from a wide range of organisations
  • Have excellent administrative abilities
  • You may be able to demonstrate a general understanding / appreciation of environmental sustainability, climate change and biodiversity issues in the UK
  • Be able to use common applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and similar to present the Partnership’s work and maintain consistency and a positive reputation.
  • You may also have experience in areas such as Climate Change, Sustainability, Partnerships, Environment, Council, Environmental Sustainability, Biodiversity

How to apply

For an informal discussion about the role and to find out more about HCCSP’s ambition please contact Helen Burridge, HCCSP Manager on 01992 531622

Closing date: 30 June at midnight

Interviews will be held week commencing 8 July.

So, if you’re looking to make a difference across Hertfordshire as a HCCSP Support Officer, please apply via the button shown on our website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, valuing diversity and maintaining a firm commitment to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. We believe that creating inclusive environments leads to stronger collaboration and better outcomes in our work.

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