Climate Change Officer

Climate Change Officer


  • Location: Witney, West Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £22,000 - £24,493 per annum
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Contract Type: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
  • Closing Date: 20 June 2021
  • Interview Date: 28 June 2021

West Oxfordshire District Council

 

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 see the Job Description/Person Specification.

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact Ness Scott, Climate Change Manager on Vanessa.Scott@publicagroup.uk

Please follow the link to see our great benefits: Benefits

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

Interview Date: Monday 28th June 2021

You 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 customer-focused 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 email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above by clicking on the ‘Apply for this Position’ icon within this page. Alternatively, please email us at join-us@publicagroup.uk 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.

Accredited of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies - Please state this within your covering statement or in a separate email.

Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire; provide references;  proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.


Do you consider that you have a disability?

Publica has signed up to 'Disability Confident' commit to encourage applications by offering an interview to those who declare they have a disability, if the person meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined on the person specification.

Please indicate on your covering letter if this applies to you.


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