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Climate Change Officer (with fully funded Msc)

South Norfolk and Broadland Councils
Norwich, Norfolk
£27,577 - £32,392 per annum
Closing date
22 Feb 2023

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Public Sector / Government
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
24 months+

Climate Change Officer Reference:


Organisation: South Norfolk and Broadland Councils

Place of work: Horizon Building, Norwich, Norwich; Thorpe Lodge, Norwich

Salary details: £27,577 - £32,392 per annum

Job term: Full Time

Hours: 37 hours per week

Appointment: Fixed Term

Closing date: 22 January 2023 11:30 PM

Contract Type: Fixed Term for up to three years

Other Key Information:

An opportunity for a fully funded master’s degree commencing in September 2023.

At the point at which studies commence, working hours will include a day per week to allow for study.

It is expected that the master’s degree would be in an associated field and would be carried out at the University of East Anglia over two years, as a part-time course.

Do you want to be part of a team that supports local communities, businesses, and organisations to flourish and grow whilst also helping them to reduce their carbon emissions?

Role Snapshot…

This is an exciting time to join the team as we deliver on a wide range of ambitious carbon reduction, environmental and climate change projects in line with the council’s ambitious clean growth and sustainability agenda.

The Climate Change officer role provides a unique opportunity to both work, learn and help us in delivering a portfolio of projects which will reduce our emission and assist in achieving our ambitious climate change targets.

What you could be part of…

You will be joining a growing and collaborative team, working in partnership with a variety of organisations and stakeholders to develop sustainable and innovative solutions to environmental and climate change related challenges.  We are focused on supporting both Council’s to reduce carbon emissions. This means ensuring that our staff, councillors, and stakeholders join us as we head towards becoming net-zero. The team are also proactive in delivering projects which will support our wider areas to decarbonise to thrive and grow.

Working at the Council enables you to be part of an organisation which is proud to deliver high-quality, customer focussed services. Our success comes from us being commercially astute and business-like. Continuous improvement is also vital, and we challenge ourselves to develop new and innovative ways to improve the services that make a real difference to people’s lives.

What you’ll be doing…

Assisting with the implementation and delivery of the council’s environmental strategy and clean growth agenda.

Supporting with the identification and delivery of carbon reduction and clean growth projects in collaboration with a wide range of council service areas as well as with external stakeholders.

Investigating, identifying, and supporting with applications to funding streams which enable the delivery of council projects including, but not limited to, BEIS funding such as the Public Sector Decarbonisation scheme, OLEV funding, and green bonds.

You must have…

  • A Bachelor’s degree 2.1 or equivalent in an environmental subject or other relevant discipline across social sciences, arts and science
  • Knowledge of environmental policy, sustainability, climate change and related matters
  • Ability to understand, analyse, interpret, and report on relevant technical information
  • Experience of using data to prioritise project planning
  • Ability to work autonomously with confidence as well as being able to work effectively within a team
  • Demonstratable evidence of effective organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Confident communicator
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills and an ability to communicate key messages to a wide audience.
  • About 60% of this role’s time will be spend on external communication.

What’s in it for you…

Why Work For Us?

Do you want to know more about why our staff work for us? Our website has a fantastic why work for us section where our staff tell us what makes working for the Councils so special.

What Flexible and Agile Working Arrangements do we Offer?

The Councils understand the importance of operating a work life balance in the modern world. The Councils operate a flexible working policy and agile working options available for employees where operationally possible.

What Roles Do the Councils Offer?

The Councils operate a vast and diverse number of services for our residents, so with this comes a vast and diverse amount of job roles within the Councils. Our website has a great graphic showing all our job families and roles within the Councils. From here you can plan your career with the Councils or get some ideas on other roles that you may be interested in.

What Benefits do our Employees Receive?

View all our amazing staff benefits on offer for our employees. Our website has a brilliant benefits section allowing you to see the range of discounts, exclusive offers and total rewards our employees receive. Make sure you stop by to find out more information.

What Employer Accreditations do we Hold?

The Councils have a range of employer accreditations that we have worked very hard to achieve. Our website has a full descriptive list of all our current accreditations and what this means for our employees.

What Wellbeing Support do our Staff Have Access to?

The Councils want to ensure all our employees have a safe comfortable place to work, ensuring that employees feel empowered to actively manage their own wellbeing both at work and at home. The Councils have a large wellbeing section available on the website outlining our commitment to the wellbeing of the employees of the Council.

Where are we advertising?

Advertising Internally and Externally

If external, please apply via our website. If internal, please apply via submitting your expression of interest to the relevant recruiting manager; a template for an expression of interest can be found on Connect.

Key Information:

For advice on how to apply, please visit our website

If you any questions about the role, then please don’t hesitate to contact the recruiting manager or the HR Team, who will be happy to answer any questions on the role or the Councils.

Recruiting Manager: Annie Sommazzi


Phone Number: 01508 508713

HR Team:


Phone Number: 01508 533995

Closing date: 22 January 2023 at 11:30PM

The Councils reserve the right to close any and all vacancies at any time if there is judged to be a sufficient number of applications received.

Interview date: To be confirmed

Next steps…

We will contact you via email, after the recruiting manager has shortlisted for the role to advise you of the shortlisting decision. Please note, we do not provide feedback at the application stage.

For guidance on future applications please see our website:

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If you want to learn more about the Councils, then please visit our joint website - South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils Website.

For lots of great information about employee life at the Councils please visit the above linked pages or visit our Jobs and Training Courses website page.

For information on how we use your data and the Councils Data Protection Policy please have a look at the Councils website

Please note we only accept applications submitted through our job’s portal, via Norfolk Jobs Direct:

We are not accountable for any applications or details published through other job sites.

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