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Senior Carbon Reduction Officer

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£36,711 

Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

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

Reference:ET0701 

Closing date:07 March 2021 at midnight 


Fixed Term for up to 2 years.
Salary Range £36,711 - £40,491 
 
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a dynamic group of environmental professionals who are committed to supporting the council’s response to the climate emergency.
    
We are looking for someone with:
  • the ability and knowledge to identify opportunities and develop projects that will contribute to a net zero emission future
  • excellent communication skills and the ability to work co-operatively with colleagues and partner organisations at all levels.
  • experience of the analysis and interpretation of complex data and performance management
  • the ability to negotiate, shape and influence proposals to achieve successful outcomes
      
You will be working with others to implement the county council’s response to the declaration of a climate emergency, including a review of operations and the development of an action plan to reach 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 and outcomes-based approach to doing your job, coupled with the ability to work to 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 identify key areas with potential for carbon reduction and develop a roadmap for the council to achieve net zero carbon. Also, you will collaborate with partner organisations to enable projects that support carbon reduction within individual homes, communities and businesses, supporting Leicestershire’s transition to a net zero carbon economy.
      

The Carbon Reduction Senior Officer will:
  • Develop and deliver various council environmental projects and initiatives
  • Support the development and management of local environmental strategies, policies and plans through research and sound knowledge of national policy and legislation
  • Produce technical documents and specifications and manage technical specialists and consultants as required.
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships with statutory, voluntary, private agencies and communities
  • Lead and/or 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
  • Seek external funding opportunities, including producing bids and management of opportunities.
  • Manage and develop staff, monitor budgets and procure goods and services.
          
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Relevant degree or equivalent demonstrable work experience in a relevant environmental area and evidence of continued learning and development.
  • Good knowledge of environmental management and climate change as well as environmental legislation and statutory duties
  • Preparation of strategic and policy documents and successful management and delivery of projects.
  • Successful negotiation and facilitation with a range of internal and external stakeholders, particularly at a senior level to develop successful partnership working
  • Analysis and interpretation of complex data, writing technical and non-technical reports and providing technical advice to stakeholders, including to senior managers and elected members.
  • 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: Donna.Worship@leics.gov.uk
   
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 no longer than 500 words 
and 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.

    
https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/jobs-and-volunteering/working-for-the-council/working-in-environment-and-transport

     
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.

      
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk

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