Climate Change Officer

West Oxfordshire District Council

Witney, Oxfordshire
£22,000 - £24,493 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: PUB110

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Sunday, 20th June 2021   6 days left

Climate Change Officer

£22,000 - £24,493 per annum
37 hours per week
2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Witney, West Oxfordshire
Vacancy Number PUB110

Do you have an excellent understanding of climate change issues?

West Oxfordshire District Council is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing West Oxfordshire as one of the best places to live, work and visit in the UK. We provide a range of important services including waste and recycling collections, planning, housing, leisure, community safety and environmental health. The Council has an ambitious Council Plan focussed on a range of important priorities including climate action, strong local communities, and a vibrant district economy. We want to deliver excellent modern services whilst ensuring the financial sustainability of the Council. We also want to continue working in close partnership with our local communities and other important partners.

About the role…

West Oxfordshire District Council has declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency and put climate action at the heart of its Local Recovery Plan. In taking forward these commitments, we are looking for someone who is passionate about addressing the climate emergency and has the skills to support work in a fast-paced environment, delivering projects within the Council’s Carbon Action Plan.

This is a new role which will cover West Oxfordshire. Within the District, there are plenty of places to see and visit whether you love hiking or cycling. With our agile working ethos: you will be spoilt for choice.

You will need…

  • A Degree or equivalent in relevant subject e.g. climate change, geography, environmental sciences
  • An excellent understanding of climate change issues, evidence, perspectives and key targets
  • 1 year plus experience of working with and supporting community groups and stakeholders
  • A track record promoting ideas or projects with a range of people with differing perspectives or priorities 

Special Conditions…

  • Ability to travel

For more information about this role please click below

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact Ness Scott, Climate Change Manager on [email protected]

Closing date for CV’s: Sunday 20th June 2021 at midnight

Interview Date: Monday 28th June 2021You will be employed by Publica Group Ltd which was created by four partner Councils (West Oxfordshire District Council, Cotswold District Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Forest of Dean District Council) to deliver more efficient and improved services.

Publica is a unique place to work – we are a local government organisation with a twist! Publica wants to transform the way local services are delivered. To help do this we have started to fundamentally rethink the way we design our services in the digital era so that Publica is a customerfocused organisation driven by real user needs.

What can we do for you…

  • agile working allowing a mix of home and office working
  • flexible working arrangements (depending on the role)
  • 26 days paid annual leave (pro rata if you are working part time) plus bank holidays and an extra two volunteering days off a year for you to support a charity of your choice
  • paid for health cash plan giving you cash back on health, dental and eye care
  • pension scheme with a good employer contribution of 5% of your earnings
  • paid for Employee Assistance Programme 24/7, providing positive, preventative and supportive advice and counselling to deal with everyday events and issues
  • cycle to work scheme
  • paid for access to digital financial advice (covering your pension scheme, mortgages and other finances) 

These are just a handful of the benefits that you can enjoy when you join us!

If you feel this is the role for you please clcik below for more information and to apply. Alternatively, please email us at [email protected] or contact the recruitment team on 01285 623319. Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV.

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