This is an exciting opportunity to join the city council’s Sustainability team. Having declared a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency in December 2018, the city council is now seeking a Sustainability Project Officer to help develop and deliver a range of sustainability projects, with a focus on our 2030 Carbon Neutral programme and promoting action on climate change.
About the role
Building on your significant experience of working in a sustainability environment and your knowledge of climate change related policy and practice, you will provide technical advice and support on a wide range of sustainability issues to councillors, officers and partner organisations. Particular focus for this role will be on adaptation and city resilience to the impacts of climate change. The role will also support progress of other key workstreams - potential themes include climate mitigation, sustainable food, sustainable buildings, green infrastructure, low carbon design and the circular economy. You will work to ensure that sustainability and climate is reflected properly in key council plans and policies as well as supporting council services in building their knowledge and capacity where necessary.
Using your project management experience, you will work closely with various city council services to establish and help deliver projects and initiatives that support the council’s Carbon Neutral 2030 commitment. This includes building and presenting business cases, seeking and securing external funding, leading on procurement activity, contract management, monitoring and reporting and inputting into climate communication and community engagement plans. You will also work on projects with a wide range of local, regional, national and international partners and sectors, including community organisations, businesses, The Living Coast Biosphere and the Greater Brighton City Region, and other city stakeholders.
Further information about this role, including a detailed list of responsibilities and person specification criteria, can be viewed in the Job Description and Person Specification.
Interview date: W/c 17 January 2021
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Rachel Williams tel 01273 291098 or 07771 389429; email@example.com
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.