Corporate Sustainability Co-ordinator

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Solihull, West Midlands, with hybrid working
£35,745 - £41,415 pa (pay award pending)

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Sunday, 3rd March 2024   4 days left

Location: Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB
Salary: £35,745 - £41,415 p.a. (pay award pending). Incremental progression is subject to performance
Closing date: 3 Mar 2024
Reference: SOL000005961
Hours: 37.0 Hours per Week

Are you interested in playing a key role in Solihull Council’s response to the climate emergency?

We have an exciting opportunity to join our climate change and sustainability team making a real difference to how we transition to being a more sustainable council and borough.

About the role:

Solihull Council aims to be net zero in our own operations by 2030, in this role you will be instrumental in delivering this aim and supporting the Council in its mission to become more sustainable.

The Council is already making great progress in reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions, but we know we need to do more to meet our 2030 target. As Corporate Sustainability Coordinator, you will help us do this using your analytical and report writing skills to lead on the Net Zero Carbon Council Plan, including measurement, modelling and reporting of the council’s own greenhouse gas emissions.

Within this varied role you will have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of sustainability activities, including leading our response to external benchmarking, working across departments to support directorate Sustainability Plans, leading action on issues such as single use plastics, fair trade and colleague training and awareness.

You will also be involved in strategic actions, such as contributing to Solihull’s Climate Change Prospectus, which is a road map of all the Council’s sustainability action and working with other members of the Climate Change and Sustainability team to develop the Council’s approach to climate change adaptation and sequestration.

About you:

You will

  • Share our passion about sustainability.
  • Have experience of leading and delivering climate change and sustainability actions and have a good knowledge of sustainability that you are confident in applying.
  • Be confident in chairing meetings, delivering presentations and engaging with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Have the ability to analyse complex data and create engaging concise reports.

The offer

In return, we offer the opportunity to develop your climate change and sustainability experience and expertise, ideas and skills within a friendly, welcoming and dynamic environment. Working alongside a supportive team of passionate, experienced and skilled professionals, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to some really positive and high-profile initiatives which will be supporting Solihull’s contribution to climate change and net zero.

As an employee of Solihull Council, you will also benefit from a competitive salary, attractive staff benefits, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and a range of flexible working options. This will include benefitting from the implementation of our new Smarter Ways of Working, reflecting that work is what you do and not necessarily where you go to do it. Whilst your office location will be at The Council House, you will be able to work from other locations around the borough and from home, as appropriate.

Additional information

To apply (by CV and relevant supporting statement), please click APPLY.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Ann-Marie, Ann-Marie Attfield, Group Manager – Climate Change and Sustainability, at [email protected] or Liz Alston – Senior Project Manager: Net Zero, at [email protected]

Closing date for completed applications: 3rd March 2024

Interviews and assessment: week commencing 11th March 2024

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required.

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: Not required.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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