Overview

Wiltshire Council has an ambitious target to become carbon neutral by 2030 and is top of the Friends of the Earth league table for climate-friendly local authorities. We have an exciting opportunity for two Climate Officers. One permanent full time contract and one fixed term contract (12 months). 

The Climate Team was set up in 2020 and is responsible for leading Wiltshire Council’s response to the climate emergency. The team works with officers and members across the council, with external partners and businesses to deliver on this agenda. Climate change is a key priority for Wiltshire Council and will require careful planning and be results driven.

About this role

As a climate officer you will contribute to the council’s response to the climate emergency, through the development and delivery of the council’s Climate Strategy.

You will be managing a number of multi-disciplinary project teams using your specialist knowledge and you will be working with managers and partners to develop and implement a corporate and partnership approach to responding to the climate emergency in Wiltshire.

You will implement a range of climate projects, including externally funded contracts, taking responsibility for all aspects of the project including supervision of external consultants and project staff.

An excellent communicator, you will develop key contacts and build effective working relationships with senior managers and councillors and with external stakeholders.

You will monitor changes in national and regional policy and be responsible for interpreting this for its impact on local policy and delivery. You will lead on the preparation of responses to public consultations in areas of policy relevant to the climate emergency and provide specialist advice and input to Cabinet reports, relevant planning applications, Freedom of Information requests and procurement decisions.

This role will involve a blend of home working and working from County Hall in Trowbridge.

About you

You will be Degree level qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant area such as environmental management, transport planning or climate science and able to demonstrate significant experience in a similar role, with the ability to demonstrate excellent project management skills and expertise.

Passionate about our environment, you will possess proven expert knowledge and experience of climate issues along with expert, up-to-date working knowledge of the agenda. As a climate officer you will have a successful track record of developing and delivering systems, policies and procedures and experience in budget management.

First interviews will be held virtually on 10 and 11 June, with second interviews held in Trowbridge on 18 June.

Unless otherwise indicated, all interviews are held virtually on Microsoft Teams or by phone where this is not possible

For specific information about this job, please contact Ariane Crampton, Head of Climate Programme 

Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01225 718831