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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£40,275 - £47,654 per year
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36 hours per week
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Job Description

Corporate Services

Climate Change and Sustainability Officer 
Waverley Court

Salary: £40,275 - £47,654 per year
Hours: 36 per week

The City of Edinburgh Council is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to take an active role in supporting Scotland’s Capital City on its’ journey to Net Zero. In 2019 the City of Edinburgh Council declared a Climate Emergency and in partnership with city stakeholders, developed a Climate Strategy with an ambitious set of actions and targets to support the transition to Net Zero by 2030. To support delivery of this Strategy, the Council is recruiting 3 Climate Change and Sustainability Officers as follows:

• Finance and Funding Officer
• Communications and Stakeholder Officer
• Project Management Officer

All three roles will support decision making, to deliver on the Council’s and its partners’ strategic directions, outcomes and priorities in relation to their climate strategies and policies. As a member of the Corporate Climate Team, they will work across priorities and themes to ensure the effective delivery of outcomes for the Council. Undertake a range of projects ensuring outcomes are delivered on time and to a high standard. Produce robust evidence and information that can stand up to scrutiny, that makes a significant contribution to the development of Council services. This will include but is not limited to: the development of policy, business and strategic planning activities and budget planning. Take responsibility for the development, preparation and presentation of reports, documents, briefings for Council meetings, external agencies, senior officers, the Council Leadership Team, relevant committees and partners. Research best practice, processes, methodologies and approaches to support Net Zero and apply to practice. In conjunction with Council services, promote an integrated consolidated Council wide approach to achieving the actions as set out in the Climate Strategy. Provide direction, input and feedback on appropriate work projects. Identify opportunities for continual improvement and demonstrate effective management of change within a complex internal and external environment.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. 

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