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Climate Change Manager

North Kesteven District Council
Sleaford, Lincolnshire
£41,591 - £43,570
Closing date
12 Jun 2022
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NKDC has been committed to tackling climate change for over a decade, setting itself, and exceeding, ambitious targets to reduce corporate and district wide emissions. In 2019, Full Council unanimously declared a Climate Emergency and committed to working with residents, businesses and other partners to tackle climate change and reach net zero emissions (council operations and district wide) by 2030. Since then, we have developed a Climate Emergency Strategy and Action Plan to start us on the challenging race to zero. In addition, we have a statutory duty improve the quality of housing in the district and are ambitious about action to tackle fuel poverty.

The authority highly values its colleagues as is demonstrated through our IIP Gold Award and is agile by design. Therefore, flexible hours and hybrid working is the norm, and part-time and job share will be considered.
As Climate Change Manager you will play a vital role in delivering all environmental, sustainability and fuel poverty activities. The main focus will be leading the delivery of the Climate Strategy and the current Climate Emergency Action Plan, determining the decarbonisation solutions required to reach our ambitious targets. You will need to have a comprehensive knowledge of the causes of, and solutions to climate change and fuel poverty.

The role will include driving change across the council and the district. Therefore, you will have excellent communication and partnership skills and be innovative. You will be instrumental in developing, leading and delivering projects, campaigns and initiatives with the public, businesses, colleagues and wider partners and stakeholders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from council activities, and across the district.

Our environment and fuel poverty activities are based on evidence and therefore you will need to have the ability to research and analyse information and communicate your findings. You will ensure projects are successfully delivered and possess the ability to manage projects, monitor and reporting progress as necessary.

On the sustainability agenda, you will provide support and advice to colleagues, residents, businesses, partners and key stakeholders. In relation to fuel poverty, you are likely to deal with vulnerable residents with complex circumstances. We also work collaboratively with other local authorities, and you will regularly attend meetings including the Lincolnshire sustainability, and fuel poverty officers’ groups. Therefore, you must be able to build strong, effective working relationships and partnerships, be a strong communicator with highly developed emotional skills to engage with technical and non-technical audiences.

If you think you have the skills and enthusiasm to tackle the climate and ecological emergency, and ensuring people have access to warm efficient homes, we would like to hear from you.

Closing date for applications is 12 June 2022.

Interviews will be held on 21 & 23 June 2022.

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