Principal Sustainable Development Officer

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire
£34,788 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 01482 391720 Jeremy Pickles

Reference: ECON000158

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Friday, 19th July 2019   1 day left

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Sustainable Development Team which is part of the Economic Development service. The team leads the development of policies, strategies and plans to support the council to meet its ambitions with regards to sustainable development covering a diverse range of areas.

You will assist in the development and delivery of corporate policy covering subjects including climate change, sustainable economy, environmental management, coastal management and biodiversity. You will use your leadership skills to manage the everyday functions of a multi-disciplinary sustainable development team and play an important role in supporting the activities of relevant partnership groups covering the team’s work.

We are looking for someone who has effective leadership skills, is a persuasive communicator and has experience of presenting technical information to a range of audiences. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have a sound understanding and knowledge of the principles of sustainable development. Specialist knowledge and experience of at least one of the following disciplines is also required:

  • Sustainable environment
  • Natural environment/biodiversity
  • Coastal management

You will be based in the market town of Beverley, a highly desirable place to work and live. This is a beautiful part of the country working for a council which is recognised nationally as one of the best in the country.

We offer a discounted leisure centre membership, staff discount scheme and potential for flexible working arrangements.

Based at County Hall, Beverley for 37 hours per week.

For an informal discussion please contact Jeremy Pickles, tel (01482) 391720.

Application pack available here.

Advert No: ECON000158. 

Closing Date: 12 noon 19 July 2019.
Interview Date: w/c 12 August 2019.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is pursuing equality of opportunity in employment.

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