Climate Officer

Wiltshire Council


Wiltshire Council has an ambitious target to become carbon neutral by 2030 and is rated highly
on the Climate Emergency UK scorecard. We have an exciting
opportunity for a climate officer on a permanent contract with hybrid working (2-3 days a week
in the office). 


It is an important time for Wiltshire Council’s Climate Team, with delivery picking up pace now
that our Climate Strategy and
delivery plans have been adopted.

About the role 

As a climate officer, you will contribute to the council’s response to the climate emergency,
through the delivery of the council’s Climate Strategy.

Leading on one or two of the Climate Strategy delivery themes, you will be managing a number of
multi-disciplinary project teams using your specialist knowledge and work with managers and
partners to develop and implement a corporate and partnership approach to responding to the
climate emergency in Wiltshire. 

You will implement a range of climate projects, including externally funded contracts, taking
responsibility for all aspects of the project including supervision of external consultants and
project staff.

You will monitor changes in national and regional policy and be responsible for interpreting
this for its impact on local policy and delivery. You will lead the preparation of responses to
public consultations in areas of policy-relevant to the climate emergency and provide
specialist advice and input to Cabinet reports, relevant planning applications, Freedom of
Information requests, and procurement decisions.

About you

We are looking for someone with: 

  • Expert knowledge of climate issues through a relevant degree (or equivalent) and
    significant experience in a similar role.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective working relationships
    with senior managers, councillors and external stakeholders.

In reward for your hard work and passion, we offer: 

  • Working patterns to fit your life and commitments, though our flexible working policy.
  • A work laptop, so you can work from any location across the county and country enabling you
    to be more effective and flexible in your practice.
  • Membership of the generous Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Locate you within an established and supportive team.
  • We offer attractive rewards, as well as the option to purchase additional holiday, use of a
    pool car scheme, outstanding facilities for those cycling to work, and free council parking
    within close proximity to Wiltshire Council offices. Consider a lifestyle change for the

Interviews will be held on 20 April 2023.

Where possible interviews are virtual, but due to the nature of this role interviews
will be in person. Current public health advice is followed for candidate and employee

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For specific information about this job, please contact Climate Manager, Vicky Burvill. Email: [email protected] Telephone:
01225 713362

Our Identity

All candidates are assessed against Our Identity (available below) which sets out the
type of organisation we are and how we continue to develop to achieve the councils vision. Half
of all questions during the interview will be based around these.

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