Sustainability Officer

Westminster City Council

About Us:


Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories, where little things can have a
huge impact on people’s lives.  

Take Mitin, our Head of Estates Services. Mitin’s team is responsible for cleaning, gardening
and bulk refuse removal across several housing estates where many of our residents require a
greater degree of assistance. It’s not just about keeping our blocks and estates shipshape,
it’s about human contact and letting residents know that we care.  

Mitin’s team contribute to our Smart City commitment and make full use of new technology to
help track and solve problems such as fly tipping and graffiti. But what many residents value
most is his ability to listen. For example, when residents were telling him about carrying out
gardening improvements and the positive impact that it has on their wellbeing, he and his team
engaged with residents, working closely with them to give them garden areas they could be proud
of and a vibrant community. 

Mitin is immensely proud of the relationships he’s built with residents, not only because it
helps them feel proud of where they live in a greener and cleaner city, but because it makes
him proud of where he works.

The Role:

As a Sustainability Officer, you will play a lead role in the greening of our housing portfolio
that will improve the resilience and adaptability of Westminster to climate related risks.

Working with the Environmental Sustainability Programme Manager, you will lead the delivery of
projects within the estate greening programme, focusing on enhancing climate resilience,
adaptation, and promoting improved health and wellbeing outcomes for residents. You will work
to design and develop the programme with key stakeholders from across the Council and
externally – from cabinet members to resident groups, local businesses and consultancies. As
engagement and co-design will be critical to ensure lasting success and resident buy in, no two
days will be the same, and you will be required to regularly get out into the communities we
serve to educate and inform.

Coordinating this work will be a complex undertaking, requiring the input from a range of
stakeholders, both internally and externally and it will not be without its challenges, as
sustainability officer, it will also be necessary to secure external funding, which will be
critical to the success of the programme.

About You:

Are you a recent graduate with a strong background and a genuine and demonstrable interest in
environmental sustainability?

Do you have a desire to effect real change on the ground? We’re looking for someone like you to
join our team.

Your passion and unwavering commitment to environmental issues are what sets you apart. You
will possess the resilience and tenacity needed to overcome obstacles and drive progress in the
face of complexity. With experience managing multiple projects and interacting effectively with
a diverse range of stakeholders, you demonstrate exceptional organisational and communication
skills, critical to building and maintaining strong relationships with both internal and
external stakeholders.

If you are an independent thinker with a proactive spirit, are resilient in the face of
challenges and able to devise innovative solutions, then you may have what it takes to join our
dedicated team.

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to over 250,000 residents from all backgrounds,
over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in
Westminster. Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A
Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and
help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other
partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where
residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.

At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of
choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have
a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality,
diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued,
has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To
find out more about how we do this visit:…

As a forward thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our
staff benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.

The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your
application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you
are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to
attend, and we will make these wherever possible.

Closing date: 29 May 2024

Contact details for Informal discussion: Inge Lyngborg, Environmental
Sustainability Programme Manager, via email: [email protected]

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