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Carbon Reduction Officer

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8RJ 


Closing date:07 March 2021 at midnight 

Fixed Term for up to 2 years
Salary Range £28,704 - £32,241

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a dynamic group of environmental professionals committed to supporting the council’s response to the climate emergency.
We are looking for someone with:
  • the ability and knowledge to assist with identifying opportunities and the development of projects that will contribute to a net zero emission future
  • good communication skills and the ability to work co-operatively with colleagues and partner organisations
  • experience of using IT systems to monitor and report statistical and qualitative information for analysis, writing technical and non-technical reports and providing technical advice to stakeholders
You will be working with others to implement the county council’s response to the declaration of a climate emergency and developing a plan to achieve net zero emissions for the council’s own operations by 2030 and working with Leicestershire businesses, partners and communities to achieve net zero carbon emissions for the county. You will have a customer focussed approach to your job coupled with the ability to work within agreed timescales and targets.
This role will involve working with a small group of officers as part of a team but will also require you to work on your own initiative. Liaising with teams from across the Council you will help to identify key areas with potential for carbon reduction and assist with the production of a roadmap for the council to achieve net zero carbon. Also, you will be contributing to projects that support carbon reduction within individual homes, communities and businesses, supporting Leicestershire’s transition to a net zero carbon economy.

The Carbon Reduction Officer will:
  • Assist with the development and delivery of various corporate environmental projects and initiatives
  • Contribute to the development and management of local environmental strategies, policies and plans through research and sound knowledge of national policy and legislation
  • Maintain effective partnerships and working relationships with statutory, voluntary, private agencies and communities
  • Participate in cross-departmental project teams as required to deliver key carbon savings
  • Prepare, analyse and interpret data and information, producing and presenting reports for a range of stakeholders
  • Relevant degree or equivalent demonstrable work experience in a relevant environmental area
  • Knowledge of environmental management and climate change as well as environmental legislation and statutory duties
  • Experience of contributing to the preparation of strategic and policy documents and successful delivery of projects.
  • Successful negotiation and facilitation with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to monitor and report statistical and qualitative information for analysis, writing technical and non-technical reports and providing technical advice to stakeholders
  • Connect with communities and localities through listening, dialogue and understanding community needs.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Donna Worship, Carbon Reduction Team ManagerTel: 0116 305 5692 Email:
Leicestershire County Council is committed to Smarter Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.

We are supportive of flexible working and candidates who wish to discuss this should contact Donna Worship
 (recruiting manager) to discuss what is possible for this role. Examples may include requests for flexible working patterns, compressed hours, flexible start and finish times, home/ remote working etc.

Please apply using our online system sending us your CV as well as a supporting statement, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. The supporting statement should
 be incorporated into your CV, to form a single document.

Please see the link below to Environment and Transport’s web pages for further information about the department, working for Leicestershire County Council and the job opportunities available.  The web pages also contain CV Guidance documents for Applicants to read and use.

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.

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