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Energy and Sustainability Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£37.722 - £40.869
Closing date
31 Jan 2022
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Sustainability Officer - Full Time

We are looking for a new team member to join our corporate Sustainability Team, developing policies and projects to help put sustainability at the heart of the Royal Borough’s work. The Royal Borough of Greenwich declared Climate Emergency in 2019 and developed an Evidence Base which sets out the trajectory to net zero by 2030. We are committed to reducing emissions and safeguarding our communities.  We have recently finalised our Carbon Neutral Plan. 

This key role will lead on the coordination of the Carbon Neutral Plan as well as develop and manage some of the key actions or supporting colleagues across the Council.  A key challenge is to successfully combine growth, prosperity, action on climate change and reducing air pollution. We need your skills to do this.

The role will be key to successful progress of the Carbon Neutral Plan and setting the borough on the path to reaching the net zero target.  We are looking for a highly motivated person with enthusiasm, innovative ideas, strong influencing skills and the ability to work flexibly and collaboratively. 

We are looking for people who are experienced in:

  • Delivering complex and innovative energy efficiency projects and renewable energy projects, and ideally experience with energy monitoring.
  • Developing and presenting successful business cases.
  • Developing and delivering sustainability strategies and programmes.
  • Providing specialist advice on sustainability issues, e.g. planning applications, tender documents, energy studies, or similar.
  • Multi-disciplinary partnership working (with elected Members, senior officers, public agencies, private organisations and the community sector).
  • Experience of programme management experience and coordinating activities across an organisation.

The job description and person specification for the role are attached.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Ryan Bunce;     07395 257 305  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Internal Only Advert: This vacancy is being advertised internally only – this means it is only open to applications from existing employees, agency workers, apprentices and GSP/GSS employees.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.


Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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