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Pullar House 35 Kinnoull Street Perth, PH1 5GD
£42,683 - £45,536 per year
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36 hours per week

Job Description

Climate Change and Energy Officer (Fixed Term until 31 March 2027) - PKC11415
£42,683 - £45,536
Climate Change and Sustainable Development Team, Pullar House, Perth

The Climate Change and Sustainable Development Team is leading on developing and implementing solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the Council in relation to a net zero and climate resilient Perth and Kinross. We are seeking a motivated officer with excellent communication and project management skills to join the team supporting services across the Council deliver climate actions. The key focus is to ensure the Council leads by example with respect to climate change and sustainable development in all of its operations including Energy on which the post will focus on.

Perth and Kinross is one of the UK's most beautiful areas, offering an amazing opportunity to live life well. Not only that, the Council also offers hybrid working, an excellent annual leave entitlement, annual leave purchase, occupational pension, flexible working, car lease scheme and other benefits including a cycle to work scheme, corporate leisure membership and staff wellbeing support.

For purposes of connection and collaboration with colleagues and with the community we serve, our full-time employees work on site for a minimum of 2 days per week with the arrangements for part time employees being agreed on a basis which will ensure that they benefit to an equivalent degree. Our FAQs on hybrid working can be found here Hybrid working FAQs. We are committed to being a more inclusive employer - to ensure we can consider any reasonable adjustments, please either contact the recruiting manager to discuss any individual circumstances, discuss at interview or, if you prefer, after any conditional offer is made.

We are committed to being a more inclusive employer - to ensure we can consider any reasonable adjustments, please either contact the recruiting manager to discuss any individual circumstances, discuss at interview or, if you prefer, after any conditional offer is made.



•    Experience in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of strategies and delivery plans 
•    Experience of dealing with consultants and senior management 
•    Experience of liaising and of working collaboratively within and across sectors
•    Experience of facilitating meetings, running workshops and giving presentations
•    Ability to problem solve.
•    Well-developed presentation and report writing skills. 
•    Ability to represent the Service on corporate working groups
•    Data collection, collation and analysis.
•    Knowledge and understanding of strategic energy planning 
•    Knowledge and understanding of wider planning and sustainability issues
•    Knowledge of Access and Excel software
•    Knowledge data sharing software and open data (e.g. online dashboard/atlases)
•    Must have strong commitment to customer care
•    Must be able to cope with the demands of the job and attend on a regular basis
•    Responsible for taking care of yourself and others and must comply with all relevant Health & Safety legislation
•    You must have the ability to treat colleagues and customers with dignity and respect as per the Employee Charter
•    Effective presentation and report writing skills
•    Effective negotiating and influencing skills and the ability to network with a range of staff
•    Effective listening and flexible to new ideas
•    Ability to adapt style of communication to support/persuade/influence others
•    You must be willing to work out of hours if required
•    You must be willing to travel to work in different locations if required
•    Must have the ability to work effectively on your own initiative, without supervision and adopting a project management approach to workload to achieve targets
•    Ability to work to agreed timescales, work flexibly and manage multiple tasks
•    Must be able to cope with pressure and be resilient when facing setbacks
•    Must have proven ability to work in partnership with other professionals, services and agencies
•    Must have effective problem-solving skills requiring specialist knowledge and analytical skills
•    You must have a valid driving licence as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.

A degree in business or planning or energy or environment related degree and significant post graduate experience in relevant related work.


The main responsibilities of this post include:
•    Co-ordinate and support the Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) /Local Aera Energy Plan (LAEP) Council’s coordination group which leads the LHEES/LAEP delivery at strategic scale ensuring efficiency and quality whilst supporting delivery
•    Develop monitoring and evaluation plans and risk registers 
•    Lead the development and/or delivery of the communication, marketing and engagement plan 
•    Engage with other services and outside partners with regard to review of LHEES and LAEP  and support the LHEES/LAEP Steering Group which includes key internal and public and private external stakeholders 
•    Represent the Service on corporate working groups
•    Develop and help maintain strong links with other groups, services and organisations to promote effective joint working
•    Carry out and commission research in support of LHEES/LAEP policy development and delivery
•    Develop and maintain a leading role in monitoring, reviewing and reporting of LHEES/LAEP to senior management, elected members and external organisations including Scottish Government 
•    Develop and review existing processes to deliver and monitor LHEES/LAEP and establish areas of improvement
•    Contribute to the development and/or management of information or systems and their review

The postholder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description for the post.  The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time depending on the requirements of the Service without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibilities entailed

The Individual

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Vivien Milford, Sustainable Development/Climate Change Team Leader by emailing

When applying for this post, please provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post. This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.   

A healthy work life balance is important to us and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

For more information about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland, look at our Jobs, careers and employment page.

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