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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:20 February 2022 at midnight 

Fixed Term for up to up to two years.
Career Grade 8 to 10 (£22,185 to £32,241 per annum, depending on experience)
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a dynamic group of environmental professionals committed to supporting the council’s response to the climate emergency. 
You will be working within the Carbon Reduction Team to support the delivery of the Council’s commitments and strategic outcomes in respect of climate change and the environment. This is a key opportunity to directly influence and contribute to the Council’s own ambition to become a net zero local authority, for its own operations by 2030 and work with Leicestershire businesses, partners and communities to achieve net zero emissions for the county by 2045.
The Carbon Reduction Officer will:
  • Assist with the development and delivery of carbon reduction projects and initiatives
  • Contribute to the development and management of net zero 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
  • Support the Senior Carbon Reduction Officer in the day to day activities to help deliver key Council commitments
This is a career graded position from grade 8 to grade 10. A career graded scheme provides a framework for employees to develop their skills, knowledge and experience within the role.
We welcome applicants who meet the essential criteria of any grade, as set out within the Job Description. The successful candidate will be appointed to the position at the grade suited to the knowledge, experience, skills and competencies demonstrated through the application and interview process.
The Carbon Reduction Officer will be able to progress through the grades by demonstrating an increasing level of skill, ability and experience of delivering the key duties and responsibilities of the role, as outlined in the Progression Plan. 
We are looking for someone with:
  • A relevant degree or equivalent demonstrable work experience in a relevant environmental area (all grades).
  • Knowledge of climate change, carbon and environmental management, as well as net zero legislation, policies and procedures (all grades).
  • The ability to assist with identifying opportunities and the development of projects that will contribute to a net zero emission future (all grades).
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work co-operatively with colleagues and partner organisations (all grades).
  • Experience in delivery of projects, contributing to strategies and policies, negotiation and facilitation with stakeholders, writing technical and non-technical reports and using IT systems to monitor and report information (Grade 9 & 10).
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification and Progression Plan which are attached further down on this page for more details.
For informal enquires please contact Michael Suddens, Senior Carbon Reduction Officer, Tel: 0116 3058019 Email:
Secondary contact: Donna Worship, Carbon Reduction Team Manager, Tel: 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 Michcael Suddens 
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 by sending us your CV as well as a supporting statement, detailing how you meet all of 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.

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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