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Climate Officer

Job details
Posting date: 21 June 2024
Salary: £29,269 to £32,076 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 14 July 2024
Location: Blend of home working and County Hall, Oxford OX1 1ND
Remote working: Hybrid - work remotely up to 4 days per week
Company: Oxfordshire County Council
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: OCC617190


Job details

Salary range: £29,269 - £32,076 per annum

Work location: Blend of home working and County Hall, Oxford OX1 1ND

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working 

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 14th July 2024

Interview date: Wednesday 24th July 2024

About us

Oxfordshire County Council is at the forefront of addressing climate change and planning for a sustainable future and is the highest scoring county council in the Climate Emergency UK Scorecards. We're inviting a passionate Climate Officer to join our efforts. This vital new role supports our environmental initiatives and contributes to the council's sustainability goals.

About the role

In this collaborative position, you will aid in crafting the council's climate action plan, track and report on the sustainability initiatives' advancements, and work alongside various departments to weave climate considerations into their functions. You will also connect with local communities and stakeholders to foster environmental awareness and assist in the execution of climate-related projects and programs.

About you

We seek an individual with a background in environmental science, sustainability, or a related field, who has experience in climate action or environmental policy. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational and project management skills, outstanding communication skills, and the ability to work in partnership with others. A passion for making a positive environmental impact is crucial.

If you're eager to contribute to a role that positively influences our community and environment, we encourage you to apply to become Oxfordshire County Council's new Climate Officer.

Rewards and benefits

• Culture of flexible working with a team day at County Hall every Wednesday
• Technology to support agile working where role permits
• 30 day’s holiday p.a. pro rata, plus bank holidays.
• Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
• Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
• Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
• Enhanced family friendly policies
• Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
• Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Ariane Crampton at

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Our commitment to:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.

Our commitment to:
Guaranteed Interview Schemes

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education, we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.

Our commitment to:

Oxfordshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.

Our commitment to:
Flexible Working

We are open to discussions about flexible working, which can include flexi-time, part time working, job sharing, nine-day fortnights and annualised hours, depending on the requirements of the role and the service.

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