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Technical Officer (Electric Vehicle Infrastructure)

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (South East) - UK
Salary Additional Information £26,845 - 29,586 per annum pro rata
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 12/07/2023
Company Name Central Bedfordshire Council
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Team: Sustainable Transport & Active Travel Team

Job Family: Providing - CBG8
Salary: £26,845 - 29,586 per annum pro rata
Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role

Contract Type: Hybrid Permanent

Closing Date: Wednesday 12th July 2023

Interview Dates: Wednesday 17th – Friday 19th July 2023

About Us

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.

We have set values and principles to represent the way we work and how we operate as an organisation. You can view a list of these in detail on our website.

This is a great time to join us on our journey.

More about the role:

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and support the ‘2050 vision’ for the area. Transport is responsible for a large proportion of the overall emissions in Central Bedfordshire and so there is great importance in the work we do to reduce this. The decarbonisation of transport is a strategic aim nationally and locally, with active travel improvements and the transition to electric vehicles being key drivers of this.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who can demonstrate experience in handling, managing and analysing data, ideally with a background or interest in sustainability, transport and/or technology. Experience using GIS systems is extremely desirable, as is a proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of products to allow the candidate to hit the ground running. The role will involve supporting the ongoing work around electric vehicle infrastructure. Key projects will include assisting with the development of the Council’s EV Strategy, building and reporting on evidence bases, mapping and analysing spatial data, helping to assess locations for charge point provision, supporting grant funding applications, helping to advise colleagues across the organisation, responding to requests, and a variety of other tasks. The candidate should have a keen eye for detail, take pride in their tasks, work independently, and bring new ideas to the table to improve service delivery. If the opportunity to help enhance our environment, to support the delivery of significant transport schemes, and to achieve the ambitious aims of the Council’s Sustainability Plan is appealing, then this role could be for you.

If you are successful, you will join a dynamic, new team working within the Council’s Sustainability service area. Your role will be supported by some experienced colleagues who will quickly make you feel part of the team and provide the necessary training to get up to speed. The role will also present the opportunity to work alongside and build relationships with a range of key stakeholders, such as colleagues, councillors, businesses, residents, and contractors.

You will largely be based at home, however there will be times that involve working at locations across Central Bedfordshire, undertaking site visits and attending community-facing meetings, so having access to your own means of transport is essential. Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'a great place to live and work’.

If you are interested and have skills and experience that fit the role, then we would love to hear from you.

What we can offer you

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:

  • A hybrid working arrangement giving you the option to work from home and access any CBC office location. We recognise and value the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way.
  • A £250 one-off hybrid worker payment to help you adapt your home for safe and suitable working conditions
  • A comprehensive IT package to support you to work safely and effectively
  • The ability to work abroad for up to a month a year
  • Generous family friendly policies and practices
  • A welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers differences
  • Friendly and supportive staff networks
  • Annual leave allowance 25 days + statutory holidays rising to 32 days with length of service.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance. You can find out more on the Bedfordshire Pension Fund website.
  • An exceptional Employee Assistance Programme which helps support employees with workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
  • A huge variety of courses and role-specific training and learning to help you succeed and develop
  • Access to discounts on top UK retailers and local retailers

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

Sustainability matters to us. We aim to lead by example in tackling climate change. Read more about the action we’re taking on our website: Climate change – tackling it and our strategy

Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.


You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack; Technical Officer

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Tom Price at tom.price@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 6784.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The recruitment team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.



Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a  Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

If you require assistance to apply for our roles, help with writing your CV, interview techniques or careers advice please contact our team of careers advisors at ncs@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk Our service is confidential, impartial and free for all.


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