Senior Sustainability Officer

  • Contract
  • London
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

Brent Council

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Sustainability Officer to join our busy Spatial
Planning & Transportation team. The role focuses on developing policy and commenting on
planning applications on all aspects of sustainability and climate change. You will also play a
key role in delivering the aspirations of Brent’s Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy and
the Borough Plan.

You will be part of the Planning Policy team within Spatial Planning & Transportation,
responsible for the delivery of allocated projects in the Local Plan programme, specifically
the most recently adopted Sustainable Environment and Development Supplementary Planning
Document (SPD). You will input into our exciting work on Growth Area Masterplans and other site
briefs/guidance and provide high quality professional and technical advice on sustainability
matters in relation to development proposals, including the council’s own housing and
regeneration programme.

Brent declared a climate and ecological emergency in July 2019. The headline aim committed the
council to ‘Do all reasonable in the Council’s gift to aim for carbon neutrality for 2030’. We
want to hear from people who want to play a key role in helping us to achieve this through the
implementation and delivery of the Brent Local Plan. You will have a positive approach to work
and motivation to develop and drive forward ambitious sustainability outcomes for Brent –
delivering good growth and positive change for all Brent’s communities.

You will have a comprehensive understanding of the planning system, relevant experiences of
working on sustainability matters and the ability to work collaboratively across service areas
ensuring objectives of the Borough Plan, Brent Local Plan and Climate and Ecological Emergency
Strategy are delivered.

The ability to build relationships across service areas (internally & externally) and drive
effective community engagement will be key.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a highly performing team.

This permanent post with flexible working arrangements is based at Brent Council’s
award-winning offices which are within walking distance of Wembley Park station.

You will have a relevant qualification in Environmental Sciences/Environmental
Planning/Building Engineering or similar relevant subject.

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