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Job Opportunity: Corporate Sustainability Co-ordinator – Apply by 03/03/24

Salary: £35,745 – £41,415
Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37 per week
Location: Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB
Closing Date: 03/03/24
Interview Date: week commencing 11/03/24

Are you interested in playing a key role in Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council’s response to the climate emergency?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the council’s climate change and sustainability team, making a real difference to how they transition into a more sustainable council and borough.

About the role

Solihull Council aims to be net zero in their operations by 2030, in this role you will be instrumental in delivering this aim and supporting the council in its mission to become more sustainable.

The Council is already making great progress in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, but need to do more to meet their 2030 target. As Corporate Sustainability Coordinator, you will help achieve this by using your analytical and report writing skills to lead on the Net Zero Carbon Council Plan, including measurement, modelling and reporting of the council’s own greenhouse gas emissions.

Within this varied role you will have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of sustainability activities, including leading the response to external benchmarking, working across departments to support directorate Sustainability Plans, leading action on issues such as single use plastics, fair trade and colleague training and awareness.

You will also be involved in strategic actions, such as contributing to Solihull’s Climate Change Prospectus, which is a road map of all the Council’s sustainability action and working with other members of the Climate Change and Sustainability team to develop the Council’s approach to climate change adaptation and sequestration.

About you

You will:

  • Have a passion about sustainability.
  • Have experience of leading and delivering climate change and sustainability actions and have a good knowledge of sustainability that you are confident in applying.
  • Be confident in chairing meetings, delivering presentations and engaging with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Have the ability to analyse complex data and create engaging concise reports.
The offer

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council offer the opportunity to develop your climate change and sustainability experience and expertise, ideas and skills within a friendly, welcoming and dynamic environment.

Working alongside a supportive team of passionate, experienced and skilled professionals, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to some really positive and high-profile initiatives which will be supporting Solihull’s contribution to climate change and net zero.

As an employee of Solihull Council, you will also benefit from a competitive salary, attractive staff benefits, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and a range of flexible working options. This will include benefitting from the implementation of their new Smarter Ways of Working, reflecting that work is what you do and not necessarily where you go to do it. Whilst your office location will be at The Council House, you will be able to work from other locations around the borough and from home, as appropriate.

Additional information

To apply (by CV and relevant supporting statement), please click here.

Supporting documents: job description and person specification.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Ann-Marie Attfield, Group Manager – Climate Change and Sustainability, at annmarie.attfield@solihull.gov.uk or Liz Alston – Senior Project Manager: Net Zero, at liz.alston@solihull.gov.uk.

Closing date for completed applications: 03 March 2024.

Interviews and assessment: week commencing 11 March 2024.

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