Zero Emission Zone Project Officer

Oxford City Council

£31,075 - £31,924 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 01865252848 HR Operations

Reference: 001681

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, environmental policy & campaigning, sustainable transport

Closing date: Monday, 28th October 2019  

The role

This is an exciting time for Oxford as it prepares to introduce a zero emission zone in the city centre, the first in the UK. To support this innovative scheme we are seeking an excellent communicator who is able to lead on engagement and support for our residents and business as we go on this ‘journey to zero’.

You will work with businesses to understand their needs and help them prepare for the zone, while we expect your experience and knowledge will assist our residents in making a change to zero emission transport modes. You will be skilled at engaging with stakeholders and building strong and effective relationships. These skills will be teamed with a passion and knowledge of sustainability issues and a desire to achieve great outcomes for the City. You will become part of an innovative and supportive team who works across a range of subjects to deliver a better environment for all.

If you are dedicated to making a real difference; to making Oxford a pleasant and healthy place to live, visit and work in, then this opportunity might just be for you. So please continue below to find out more and how you can apply.

About us

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015.

With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).

For further information and how to apply online, please visit

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

Closing Date: 28 October 2019
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): 11 November 2019

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Mai Jarvis on 01865 252403 or email

We are an equal opportunity employer:

We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic. 

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.

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