Climate Change Officer

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, with hybrid working
£30,984 - £34,373 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Monday, 22nd August 2022   7 days left

Climate Change Officer (ref 001524)
Environmental Services

Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week)
Band 7: salary in range £30,984 - £34,373 (pending job evaluation), essential car user

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is an ambitious, forward-thinking local authority that is truly getting things done. As a progressive employer providing quality local services, our agile and flexible working policies together with access to some amazing open spaces, provide our staff with the best of both worlds.

Having attracted £240 million of inward investment so far, the economic and environmental regeneration of our towns are enabling people to thrive. Residents and communities are at the heart of our ambition to realise a vibrant and inclusive coastal economy building upon our successes and our strengths in sustainability, clean energy and culture. We are capitalising upon our natural assets and our heritage to harness emerging environmental, cultural and technological change. Our visitor economy is also thriving and growing as an all-year round visitor destination.

As the sustainability expert within the council, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving the Borough Council’s environmental ambitions embodied in its Sustainability Strategy and its Carbon Reduction Plan. The role will lead and manage the delivery of the Council’s carbon management programme to ensure that council carbon emissions are reduced in line with the performance targets.

As part of the UK’s offshore renewable energy sector, Great Yarmouth is a pivotal place to lead local on sustainability, innovation and support the identification, development and delivery of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects both internally to the organisation and externally working with a newly established Great Yarmouth Sustainability Forum. The role requires a focus on attitude and behavioural change initiatives, internal and external communication and engagement regarding climate change matters, policy and process development, and community projects, as well as other initiatives pursuant to achieving the aims of the Strategy. This will involve working closely with internal and external stakeholders.

The successful post holder will be self-motivated, have a track record of successful project management and funding applications, and able to communicate, influence and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders. You will need to thrive in a busy environment and enjoy a challenge.

With an environmental-based relevant first degree or higher you will also have gained demonstrable experience within this agenda; be it the public, private or community sector.

Uniquely located where the sea meets the Broads National Park giving access to mile-after-mile of unspoiled waterways, and with fifteen miles of golden beaches on offer, Great Yarmouth is more than a traditional seaside resort with a proud legacy of entertaining people. Located in the east of England, forty-five minutes by train from Norwich and a stone’s throw from your pick of expansive beaches and countryside, we are uniquely placed for lovers of city, country and the coast. So, come and work for us and Our Place will be Your Stage. Find out more at:

If you are a motivated, dynamic, and enthusiastic about the environment then this is the role for you.

What you will get in return

The Council recognises that our employees are our most important asset, and we are aware that the quality and commitment of our employees is crucial to our success.

We offer the following benefits:

  • A supportive culture and concern for the wellbeing of all colleagues
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Agile Working
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Staff shopping discount scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

How to apply

Apply online here.

Please ensure you evidence in your application/covering letter how you meet the requirements of the role as set out in the Job Description and Person Specification. Applications via engage to include current/most recent salary.

We offer a friendly working environment with attractive terms and conditions, including generous holiday entitlement, agile and flexible working, relocation package (where applicable) and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. Please note that applications via agencies will not be accepted.

The Council operates an equal opportunities policy and we welcome applications from all parts of the community. If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact James Wilson, Head of Environment and Sustainability on 01493 846852

Closing date: 22nd August 2022

Interviews: 30th August 202

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