Climate Change Engagement & Diversity Project Manager

Bristol City Council

£28,672 - £38,890 pa

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: VAC000796

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 1st February 2021  

Climate Change Engagement & Diversity Project Manager

Part Time 18.5 hours/Permanent but this is subject to a Fixed Term funding until 31 Dec 2023.

Bristol is a recognised leader in the field of sustainability and climate change. This exciting role provides the opportunity to be part of a council and a city at the cutting-edge of the response to the Climate and Ecological Emergencies.

Bristol City Council has created an ambitious Climate and Ecological Emergency Programme with £4m of new funding. To deliver this ambitious programme and fill recent vacancies we are recruiting to eight posts, including this one in our Sustainable City and Climate Change Service.

This role

With colleagues you will develop and deliver the One City Climate Communications and Engagement Plan and associated projects. This will include developing our web channels including the Bristol Climate Hub and working with partners on projects such as the Black and Green Ambassador’s Project

You will use your community engagement skills and experience of working with diverse individuals and communities to inspire, build capacity and support action by and with all of Bristol’s communities. This will involve developing new initiatives such as a community grant scheme to enable more communities to take action.

Fair and collaborative

The One City Climate Strategy places fairness and collaboration at its heart. The transformation of the city to become carbon neutral and climate resilient provides huge opportunities to address existing inequalities in the city. However, it also creates risks that we make matters worse if we don’t represent everyone through the process of planning and implementing change or ensure that everyone is able to take advantage of the opportunities the transformation will create. You will bring a commitment to being fair and collaborative in everything you do that is as strong as your commitment to tackling climate change.

You will bring your knowledge and experience of working with communities to promote fairness and diversity and be able to relate this to the sustainability, climate change and ecological agendas.

Turning strategy into action

Through the delivery of the Communications and Engagement Plan we aim to engage all of Bristol’s communities. The Council has allocated approximately £1m to support communities through the Programme and with a colleague you will project manage key parts of this Programme, including specific funding allocated to support diversity and inclusion projects. You will draw upon your time management and project management skills to organise your work and that of colleagues and partners.

Supporting and influencing

You will bring your experience of community engagement and your interpersonal skills to help us understand the needs and aspirations of Bristol’s communities in relation to the sustainability, climate and ecological agendas. You will work with colleagues across the service to align our work with these needs and aspirations, bringing life, and helping to develop the competency and skills of the whole service.

Innovation and evidence

You will have a good knowledge of communication, community engagement, and work with diverse communities and be able to use this to ensure that our activities and decisions are based on sound evidence.

You will draw upon a range of evidence to inform you planning and delivery, including the outcomes of a Citizens' Assembly taking place in the early 2021.

There is no instruction manual for how to achieve the scale and pace we need. So with support of the Climate Change Team Manager and colleagues you will need to learn from others’ experience, experiment, take some risks and continually improve what you do.


To open this post to the widest possible range of candidates and to enable career progression, this post is a career grade post and you will be appointed on a salary from one of three Bristol Grades (BG10-12) depending on your experience. The Person Specification provides details of the requirements for each grade which will be assessed via your application form and at interview. The salary ranges for the grades are: BG10 (£28,672-£32,234), BG11 (£32,910-£34,728) and BG12 (£35,745-£38,890). 

Find out more

You can find out more by visiting our website:

Please contact Alex Minshull, Sustainable City and Climate Change Manager at [email protected] and he will arrange a conversation with the appropriate manager for you, after 4 January 2021.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website.

Please do not send CVs as we can only consider applications through our formal application process.

Closing date: 1 February 2021.

We plan to hold interviews by video link in the fortnight commencing 15 Feb 2021.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.

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