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SWM are recruiting for a Project Officer

Apply for this exciting role by 17:00 on Friday 03 February 2023

Sustainability West Midlands (SWM) was established in 2002 as an independent, not-for-profit organisation. We strive to make the West Midlands region more sustainable, fairer and greener for all. Our vision is that the West Midlands is leading in contributing to the national target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 whilst addressing health inequality and driving inclusive growth. This is framed through our Roadmap to 2030. We have over 130 diverse members who are leading individuals and organisations in the private, public, and third sectors including large businesses like Arup, Mott MacDonald, National Express, Severn Trent, Tarmac and Veolia.

The input of SWM has been huge in helping set our priorities.” Andy Street, West Midlands Mayor

With our proven success, our team needs to grow. You will be central to our small dynamic team that has been making a difference throughout the West Midlands for over 20 years. We are a small team with huge reach and are looking for someone with a passion for sustainability who will be able to fit in quickly and contribute and deliver for our partners. The Project Officer will lead on the delivery of projects, and provide sustainability advice and business development to deliver our mission. We work with customers across the UK as well as the region, with recent projects including work for the Climate Change Committee, the Environment Agency, the West Midlands Combined Authority, local authorities, universities and businesses. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with over one year’s experience in the provision of sustainability advice or consultancy, wanting to lead on the delivery of similar projects to help grow our organisation.

The Project Officer will also help to identify, develop and implement new business development opportunities with existing and new customers in the West Midlands and more broadly. They will support our Communications and Marketing colleagues by providing content for the website and newsletter and creating opportunities to promote our brand and key messages.

Application Process

To apply, please send a covering letter and your CV as one electronic document of no more than 4 pages.

In your covering letter please set out:

  1. Your contact details
  2. Where you heard about this opportunity
  3. Why you want to be considered for the role
  4. How you meet the essential criteria set out in section 3 ‘Person Specification Requirements’ of the job description (see page 2)

In your CV, please set out supporting information including:

  1. Education and qualifications
  2. Current employment / role and salary
  3. History of relevant employment and non-paid work
  4. Two references – which we will contact if you are successful at interview
Job Opportunity

Please email this information to enquiries@swm.org.uk by 17:00 on Friday 03 February 2023.

First interview dates: Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 February 2023, in person at our offices.

Download the full application pack including the job description here:

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