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Zero Carbon Oxford Partnership Officer (ref 001942) - Work from home/ Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Work from home/ Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers
Salary Additional Information G7: £35,783 to £36,910 per annum - (pro rata for part time) Initially Fixed Term for 1 year 29.6hrs per week (0.8FTE) with flexibility of working patterns
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 03/08/2021
Company Name Oxford City Council
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The role

Are you passionate about carbon reduction throughout Oxford and beyond?  If yes, Oxford City Council has an exciting opportunity for you.

The Zero Carbon Oxford Partnership Officer will play a key role in supporting an ambitious and collaborative programme of carbon reduction – driving Oxford towards net zero carbon emissions by 2040 as part of the Zero Carbon Oxford Partnership (ZCOP).

The ZCOP is a group of Oxford’s major institutions and organisations including universities, hospitals, councils and large businesses who have given their support to the aspiration of achieving net zero carbon emissions as a city by 2040. The group has committed to working collaboratively to accelerate carbon reduction and require a co-ordinator to support the facilitation of this ambitious programme.

This innovative partnership approach to city-wide climate action requires significant coordination and resource. As well as being responsible for the secretarial functions of the ZCOP, the successful applicant will co-ordinate several activities on behalf of the Partnership intended to facilitate the delivery of emissions reduction, including organising multi-partner funding bids, coordinating joint lobbying exercises and facilitating a programme of expertise sharing among partners.

The successful applicant will be a motivated and highly organised sustainability professional with extensive experience of writing funding bids, preferably on behalf of multiple partners and experience of project management.  You will have knowledge of the environmental sector, with experience of lobbying Government for funding and changes to policy and legislation; and experience of engaging with multiple stakeholders to coordinate a complex work programme.

Interested?  Find out how you can apply below.

About us

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city, and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award-winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status.   Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.

With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document.  Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements.  More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.



Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).

For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk

If you are unable to access our website, please call 01865 252848

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history. Coronavirus information: It is intended to conduct interviews via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom or Jitsi; please contact us if this is not an option for you. For this role the successful applicant will be expected to combine some level of work from home with some office attendance. They should ensure that they have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.


Closing Date: 

03 August 2021

Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s):

16 to 18 August 2021





For an informal discussion about the post please contact Ruth Harris on 01865 252380 or email rharris@oxford.gov.uk

We are an equal opportunity employer:

We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from ethnic minority and other underrepresented groups.  All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.

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