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Title

Sustainability Officer

Posted
Reference LBC1821  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 13/02/2012
Company Name Camden Council
Contact Name
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Camden 2025 and Our Camden Plan sets out our overall commitment to inclusion in our communities and for the people who work here. This means that we need to ensure everyone is able to be their best self at work: being who they are, being listened to, valued and supported. We offer a range of employment opportunities and routes into Camden targeting groups that may typically face barriers in the labour market.
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Description

Contract: Permanent – Full Time – 35 hours

Salary: £32,532 – £35,055 (PO2)

Location: Town Hall Extension, Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NP

Team: Culture and Environment Directorate – Environment and Transport – Sustainability Team

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Sustainability professional to join Camden Council’s high performing Corporate Sustainability Team. We have recently gone through a process of change to refocus our service delivery on the issues where the council and our partners can have the biggest impact, with the overall aim of helping Camden become a low carbon and low waste borough.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to help drive forward our new 10 year borough-wide strategy – Green Action for Change.

You will lead on environmental sustainability projects and support the development and implementation of the Council’s sustainability strategies and policies with a particular focus on flood risk management and climate change adaptation. Working across a number of different teams and in partnership with external agencies, you will maintain and develop the relationships necessary to drive forward these projects while ensuring value for money and a high level of community engagement and satisfaction.

You will also be required to act as a key point of contact both internally and externally, providing presentations, briefings and advice on the environmental sustainability issues relevant to your post.

Key Requirements

Qualifications/Knowledge:

  • Degree in a relevant discipline or the equivalent is desirable
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of environmental sustainability policy and practice in particular with regards to climate change mitigation and adaptation in an urban setting

Skills/Behaviours:

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Good analytical and judgement skills to shape and drive improvement within the team
  • Ability to develop strategies and policies
  • Ability to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels both in writing and verbally

Experience:

  • Experience of developing and delivering projects to successful conclusions
  • Experience of project/contract management
  • Experience of working in multi-agency partnerships

Additional Information

How to apply:

To apply for this job please follow the “Apply for this job” link. As part of the application form you will be asked to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Closing date for applications: Monday 13th February 2012 at 23:59pm

Interviews to be held: Week Commencing 20th February 2012

Please quote reference: LBC1821

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