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Community Support Officer

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (East Anglia) - UK
Town/City Ipswich IP1 2BX, or Bury St Edmunds IP33 3YU, or Lowestoft NR33 0EQ
Salary Additional Information £28,226 - £34,373 per annum (pro rata if part time) Full Time Permanent
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 25/07/2022
Company Name Suffolk County Council
Contact Name
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We are committed to flexible working, so please read the Job and Person Profile to find out about the types of flexible working available for this role.

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work proactively across Suffolk for the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership (SCCP), developing active partnerships with communities, and sourcing external funding to support people to make low carbon choices. Hosted by Suffolk County Council, you will be working with the (SCCP) Manager and Project Support Officer, to support the delivery of decarbonisation projects and behaviour change campaigns to communities and residents.

The post will play a key role in assisting Suffolk's Councils work towards a Net Zero Suffolk by 2030.

We are looking for someone:

* with experience of leading multiple projects in a multi-partner environment

* who has a track record of working collaboratively, building relationships and a network of contacts to deliver the best outcomes

* with excellent communication skills to engage communities and facilitate behaviour change

* with experience of delivering specialist technical advice for energy efficiency and renewable energy installation.

Your Role

You will be working as part of a group of highly motivated professionals to support the implementation of Suffolk's joint public sector response to the declaration of a Climate Emergency and aspiration to achieve net zero emissions. You will be implementing projects to support carbon reduction within communities supporting Suffolk's transition to a net zero carbon economy.

Your Responsibilities

* help community groups to deliver local renewable energy projects by offering support throughout their journey from concept to construction and operation

* help develop community strategies and local transition action plans, allowing communities to co-create and cooperatively own the solutions to the climate crisis

* undertake project marketing activities and establish strong working partnerships with relevant organisations

* attend events as required/appropriate to promote community support available

* maintain an up-to-date strategic picture of the community environment agenda across Suffolk to identify, support and assist with investment opportunities and projects as required.

We will offer you:

* the chance to work with a team of dedicated and supportive professionals using your skills and experience to tackle the Climate Emergency

* training opportunities to improve your knowledge and skills plus the opportunity to develop and deliver projects that make a difference to people's lives.

Workplace type for your role

Remote: This role supports hybrid working, a broadly even balance between working from home and working from an office/community setting, however, it can also be worked on an entirely remote basis. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed above.

Travelling requirements for your role

Frequent travel - This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

To find out more:

For an informal discussion, please contact Emma Dixonby calling her on: (01473) 265968 or emailing her on: emma.dixon@suffolk.gov.uk

How to apply:

To apply and for further details, please visit here:

Please read the Job and Person Profile (JPP) before applying for this job opportunity. In your application, please ensure your statement indicates how you meet each of the criteria in the 'Person Profile' section of the JPP.

Closing date: 11.30, 25 July 2022.

Interviews for this post are planned for 4 August 2022. If you are selected for an interview but are not available on this date, please make contact to arrange an alternative.


We offer a fantastic, inclusive working environment including diverse and active staff networks, great flexible working options and many benefits, as well as the opportunity to improve the lives of Suffolk residents.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.

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