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Environmental & Sustainability Communications Officer - HEO

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Salary Additional Information £33,830 + Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27% and additional benefits
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Ministry of Defence
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Environmental & Sustainability Communications Officer - HEO

Salary: £33,830 + Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27% and additional benefits

Location: Westdown Camp, Tilshead, SP3 4RS

 About us

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) plays a key role in keeping our country safe by managing and looking after the Defence estate and everyone who depends on it. This estate is one of the UK’s largest and most diverse property portfolios and enables our armed forces and Defence civilians to live, work, train and deploy, all with sustainability in mind. From net carbon-zero accommodation to runways for F35 fighter jets, our work is exciting and totally unique, and our people operate both in the UK and around the globe.

Learn much more about DIO in our Candidate Information Guide attached.

Job Description

This is an exciting time for DIO Technical Services as the Environmental Management, Protection and Sustainability teams expand to respond to the challenges of Net Zero carbon, embedding climate resilience, and delivering social value through our procurements. We carry a high profile in the organisation, with a key role in delivering the new MOD Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy and the revised Greening Government targets.

This role offers an exciting challenge providing communications support to Environmental Management, Protection and Sustainability teams. With a wide remit from ecology, forestry and archaeology to biodiversity and natural capital, we play a meaningful role in the conservation and stewardship of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) estate.

The Environment and Sustainability Communications Officer is a new role, and you will need to be experienced in communications planning and delivery plus leading and implementing a strategy to support a growing and busy function. You will identify news stories and other communications opportunities and devise packages to promote them. With responsibility for managing the team’s own communications channels and working closely with the Corporate Communications team to promote DIO’s sustainability successes more widely, you will ensure that communications are planned and delivered effectively.


  • Coordinate the delivery of a range of regular communications to promote the work of the Technical Services Environmental Protection, Management and Sustainability function, across a range of channels and to diverse audiences.
  • Identify communications opportunities and plan packages to promote them.
  • Create content for a range of channels, including drafting content for social media and internal channels (e.g., newsletters and blogs).
  • Gather content for digital outputs, including images and film.
  • Build relationships across the delivery teams, in order to identify good news stories and other communications opportunities.
  • Find creative ways to share news and exploit emerging trends and channels to raise the profile of the team’s work.
  • Develop communications plans to promote key activities and achievements.
  • Develop an understanding of key audiences and apply this insight to communications planning.
  • Ensure high communications standards are met across all channels and products, adhering to GCS best practice and MOD communications policies and guidelines.
  • Work closely with the corporate communications team on both proactive and reactive communications.
  • Provide advice on communications activities and approaches to the ES&C function.
  • Build relationships with partners and seek opportunities for collaborating on communications outputs.

About you

As a natural communicator, you will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills. You will be a team player and capable of inspiring and motivating others.  You will be a creative problem solver with a strong sense of integrity and ethics and have the ability to think and act in an objective and analytical manner.


In return, you will enjoy a superb range of benefits, including enhanced parental leave and 25 days annual leave rising to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service. You will benefit from a c.27% employer pension contribution, as well as plenty of opportunities for Continued Professional Development, access to funded professional qualifications and specialist training.

We recognise that the best people for the job may have commitments outside of work, so we’re pleased to promote flexible working to support our colleagues in balancing work and home life and offer a hybrid working approach. You will benefit from significant flexible working options in line with our “Smarter Working” policy.

Most of our sites have sports and social clubs, a gym, on site shops and subsidised canteens, and you will have the opportunity to join one of our Diversity and Inclusion networks.

  • Highly competitive Pension Scheme  with an average employer contribution of 27%.
  • Alternative working practices such as working from home.
  • Opportunity to join one of our several D&I Networks. We value diversity and are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.
  • 25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service.
  • Enhanced Parental Leave.
  • Most sites have free car parking, Sports & Social Clubs, Gym, on site shops and subsidised canteens.

To learn more about our full range of benefits, view our Candidate Information Guide attached.

To hear from a range of Engineers on their positive career experiences in the Ministry of Defence, and how we champion all forms of diversity in our community please follow the link – Defence Engineers – Give it all you are

VAdm Paul Marshall CBE (Defence Head of Profession Engineering) in discussion with Dr Bethany Hickton regarding perceptions of Defence Engineers. My Lived Experience as a Civilian Defence Engineer

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation is committed to representing modern Britain in all its diversity, and creating a welcoming, inclusive workplace where all our people are able to bring their whole selves to work and perform at their best.

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