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Title

Senior Sustainability Advisor

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Sectors Environmental, CSR & Sustainability
Location
Town/City Chichester with some flexibility to occasionally work in other parts of the County such as Horsham or Worthing
Salary Additional Information £32,029 - £34,788 per annum. Permanent position working full time hours (37 hours per week) with applications for flexible working, part time or job share welcome.
Salary (Minimum)
32029
Salary (Maximum)
34788
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 10/02/2020
Company Name West Sussex County Council
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Description

Are you passionate about climate change and sustainability? Do you have experience providing professional, expert advice to customers? Come and join our Sustainability team and help make a difference to the lives of our residents within West Sussex.

The purpose of the Sustainability team is to embed sustainable business practices across the organisation, increase the resilience of our corporate services, lead on the delivery of our ambition to be a carbon-neutral council by 2030, and make our council services as good as they can be. We do this through providing expert advice to promote and integrate sustainability principles and practices in the functions of the County Council by providing support and professional guidance as well as by working in partnership with other organisations to promote sustainable development principles and practices across the county.

As a Senior Sustainability Advisor, you will lead on key environment and sustainability focussed strategic partnerships across the County, to include those on climate change and air quality. You will also lead on our climate change adaptation work, to strengthen our resilience and to ensure our Council services take actions to future proof themselves against a changing climate. You will work with internal and external partners to learn lessons and share the benefits of sustainability.

What you need to succeed:

  • Bags of enthusiasm and energy
  • Initiative – anticipates problems and makes informed decisions, particularly in relation to service provision, partnership building and the day-to-day direction of the team
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience managing initiatives and effectively managing resources to deliver those objectives
  • Experience developing and implementing policies in response to new or amended legislation

Benefits:

  • Generous annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
  • A range of flexible working options
  • Maternity, paternity, dependency and adoption leave
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 a year through our West Sussex Choices benefits platform
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
  • A range of commuting and business travel discount and initiatives

Please contact Catherine Cannon, Team Leader for Sustainability on 0330 222 5573 or Catherine.cannon@westsussex.gov.uk to find out more, or for an informal conversation.

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Application closing date: Monday 10th February

Interview date: Wednesday 26th February

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