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Climate Change Officer

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Chesterfield Borough Council, Town Hall
Salary details
£36,648 - £38,223 per annum (pay award pending)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
04 August 2024


Nestled on the edge of the stunning Peak District, Chesterfield is a bustling borough with big ambition. We’re a historic market town with a proud heritage, nestled on the edge of the stunning Peak District, and by working with us, you will be contributing to a prosperous and thriving future for our borough.

A full-time opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join our small, dynamic Policy and Partnership Team as a Climate Change Officer. 

The council has set ambitious targets to become a carbon neutral organisation by 2030, and to support the borough to be carbon neutral by 2050. This is a fast paced, emerging area of work, and a natural enthusiasm and interest in the subject matter is essential.  

Purpose of the role

This is an interesting and varied role, with the following key responsibilities:

Lead and facilitate the council’s response to the Climate Change agenda, internal and external stakeholder engagement and collaboration, such at local and regional levels, with partners and the wider community on climate change activity to ensure it remains relevant and informs policy. Identify and secure funding to support the council’s climate change ambitions and utilise external assessment opportunities for the continued monitoring of carbon emissions to inform the implementation of the climate change strategy.

Our successful candidate

We are looking for an individual who wants to make a real impact on climate change and improve the quality of life for residents across Chesterfield. You will need to demonstrate a high level of creativity and innovative thinking to work effectively with a wide range of different stakeholders, so good communication skills, both oral and written, are also essential for this role.

So, if you are passionate about Climate Change and have a resilience and determination to meet the challenges of the future, this role could be for you.

For an informal discussion on any aspect of the post please contact Katy Marshall, Policy and Partnerships Manager at katy.marshall@chesterfield.gov.uk or Donna Reddish, Service Director – Corporate at donna.reddish@chesterfield.gov.uk.  

How to apply

Interested candidates should initially apply with a CV and a covering letter stating the job title, and clearly demonstrating suitability and experience for the role to HRJobs@chesterfield.gov.uk, no later than the closing date below.

You can use our template if you do not have your own CV, by downloading it here.

Provisional interview date: 13 and 14 August 2024 

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Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.