Climate Emergency Project Manager

Devon County Council

Exeter, Devon
£32,029 - £35,934 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: REC/19/05370

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Monday, 2nd September 2019   7 days left

Are you passionate about the unprecedented challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero and helping communities and the environment to adapt to a 1.5 degree warmer world? Can you work with a diverse array of organisations and people to identify solutions and effect meaningful change? Would you like to work in a beautiful part of the country boasting two coastlines, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, two World Heritage Sites and two National Parks? 

The Devon Climate Emergency Response Group (DCERG) is leading a Devon-wide response to the declaration of climate emergencies by various local authorities and organisations across the county. Devon County Council, on behalf of the DCERG, is looking to recruit a Climate Emergency Project Manager on a 2-year fixed-term basis to manage and coordinate the multi-agency response and deliver key outputs. A Net-Zero Task Force of specialists is being established to lead the production of a Devon Carbon Plan (to include the use of a citizens’ assembly) alongside a Climate Impacts Group that is reviewing climate-related community risks.

This is an opportunity to work with these thematic experts to develop a robust response to accelerate Devon’s de-carbonisation and climate adaptation journey. You will need to be flexible in delivering the role and respond to changing expectations of partners and the community as the project evolves and transitions from the plan-development phase into the delivery phase.

The post will be part of Devon County Council’s Environment Group, which covers a range of environmental disciplines (such as ecology, landscape, flood and coastal risk management, historic environment and energy). The principal work location is expected to be County Hall, Exeter and a combination of hot-desking and flexible working will be necessary.

For an informal discussion please contact Doug Eltham, Environment and Sustainability Policy Officer on or 01392 382061. Unfortunately, there will be nobody available to discuss the position between the 10th and 18th August.

To find out more visit the Devon Climate Emergency webpages at

To apply for the role please visit and search using reference REC/19/05370.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Closing date: 02/09/19.

Interview date: 12/09/19.

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