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Job Opportunity: Sustainability Engagement Lead – Apply by 14/05/23

Location: Council House, Solihull, B91 3QB
Salary: £40,478 – £46,549 p.a. Incremental progression subject to performance
Closing date: 14 May 2023
Reference: SOL000005027
Job Type: Environment / Conservation
Contract Type: Full time permanent
Working Pattern: Standard
Hours: Full-Time, Part-Time

Are you passionate about making a real contribution to sustainability and responding to the climate emergency? 

Solihull Council has exciting opportunities to join their newly formed Climate Change and Sustainability Team. Helping Solihull to shape and respond to the challenges of becoming a more sustainable borough you will be instrumental in our response to the climate emergency. This post will report into the Group Manager for Climate Change and Sustainability and sit within the Sustainable Growth Service.

Climate Change and Sustainability are key priorities for Solihull Council, this is reflected in their Council Plan which identifies “Environment” as one of the core priorities for the Council, Solihull aims to be net zero as a Council by 2030 and as a Borough by 2041. Their ambitions are supported by strategy and policy such as their Climate Change Prospectus and Net Zero Action Plan, their commitment is demonstrated by the fact that Climate Emergency UK ranked Solihull’s climate action plans among the best in the country (5th overall and 2nd of all single tier authorities)

The role:

In Solihull, the Council’s own greenhouse gas emissions account for less than 1% of borough emissions, however, they acknowledge their critical role as an enabler and facilitator in the transition of Solihull to being a more sustainable borough. The Sustainability Engagement Lead officer will be instrumental in this key work.

The role will see you leading the development of the council’s climate change and sustainability engagement and behaviour change plans supported by the Group Manager for Climate Change and Sustainability, you will consult, design and develop and implement the plan. Leading the way to engage with residents, businesses, schools and other organisations. To support this, ideally you will have experience of delivering engagement and/ or behaviour change projects or programmes.

You will also play a key part in the refresh and delivery of Solihull’s Climate Change prospectus which sets out the actions the council is taking to work towards a becoming a more sustainable borough.

If you are an experienced climate change and sustainability professional and an excellent communicator, that is comfortable analysing complex information and confident in presenting your findings in a concise way to a wide variety of audiences, the Council would like to hear from you!

To find out more please go to Your future Solihull | solihull.gov.uk

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