Climate Emergency Projects Officer

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

£37,260 - £45,381 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Sunday, 21st August 2022  

Climate Emergency Projects Officer RBKC583307

Job Summary:

Salary range: £37,260 - £45,381 per annum
Work location: London
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 21st August 2022
Interview date: Week commencing 29th August 2022

About Us:

Help tackle climate change in the heart of London.

At Kensington and Chelsea, we’re taking climate change seriously. In October 2019, we declared a climate emergency, and since then our Climate Change Team has been responsible for developing and delivering our Climate Emergency Action Plan. Working towards carbon neutrality and taking a stand for nature is a fundamental part of our ambitious plans for the future. But we can’t do it alone. As a Climate Emergency Project Officer, you can help us reach our goals, putting the people and environment of Kensington and Chelsea first at every turn. This is a truly unique opportunity to make an impact where it matters.

The Role:

In this role, you’ll be responsible for delivering a wide range of high-level carbon reduction and climate change projects. With the aim of improving resident’s quality of life, you’ll develop schemes that benefit the community and help us deliver on our environmental commitments. You’ll be actively involved in delivering the climate change programme, helping to shape processes and policies, identify and implement carbon reduction projects, and monitor and report on the Council’s carbon performance against the carbon neutral targets.

As an expert in your field, you’ll provide technical advice and expertise to senior leadership, and specialist environmental support to organisations and businesses in Kensington and Chelsea to help them reduce their environmental impact. You’ll also be responsible for the borough-wide carbon reduction agenda, assisting with carbon management, analysis, monitoring, and reporting on the carbon performance every year.

About You:

You’ll be educated to degree level in an environmental subject or other relevant subject area, with demonstratable knowledge about the current climate change issues affecting local authorities. You’ll also have an excellent understanding of environmental sustainability issues, climate change, energy – including current legislation and national policy in an inner London setting – and the ability to provide appropriate guidance relating to them.

A natural communicator, you’ll be experienced in delivering and project managing environmental and climate change projects, and in establishing working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across all levels of an organisation. On a personal level, you’ll be an adept problem solver capable of working under pressure and prioritising your own workload. Most importantly, you’ll be a person passionate about the environment, and about reducing the impacts of climate change on people and natural places. This is an exciting opportunity to do your bit for the planet, and progress your career in a dynamic and motivated local authority.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s alone will not be considered for this role.

Application process

Please do not upload any documents, including CVs/Covering Letters or supporting statements, as these documents will not be reviewed and could result in your application not being shortlisted.

You should describe how you meet the person specification requirements for the position you are applying for in Section G of the application form.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills, and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk/spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email: [email protected]

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