Situation Vacant – Climate Emergency & Resilience Officer

Glastonbury Town Council is looking for a:

CLIMATE EMERGENCY & RESILIENCE OFFICER

to join their busy team

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL:

Have direct responsibility for leading action to secure greater resilience and self-reliance by working with the community in areas such as reducing and recycling waste, energy efficiency, reducing the need to travel using private cars, renewable energy generation and the creation of jobs and training opportunities in these fields. Benefits to Glastonbury Town Council including determining their current carbon footprint and creating an action plan to ensure neutral carbon use by 2025 forms part of the role.  Success will be measured by the extent to which the job has enabled the Council to meet its strategic objectives in these areas.

The main role requires someone who having been educated to degree level (or equivalent):

  • Understands the need to reduce energy loss, leading to savings.
  • Can promote the use of green infrastructure and renewable technology to generate energy.
  • Promote the use of low carbon alternatives to transport provision
  • Can advise on the reduction of waste.

This is a part-time role of 21 hours per week. You are expected to partake in your share of the work programme at weekends and evenings on a shared shift rota system.

The salary scale is between £25,991 and £30,451 depending on experience. You will be automatically enrolled on the Somerset County Council Superannuation Scheme.

The full Job Description and Person Specification for this position is available by email office@glastonbury.gov.uk If you would welcome the opportunity to discuss the position prior to applying, please contact the Town Clerk on 01458 831769. To apply, please send your CV with covering letter and up to a 250 word statement in response to EACH of the following statements.

  1. What would you expect your first key task to be and how would you set about delivering this?
  2. How you would persuade a climate change denier to become more energy efficient
  3. Demonstrate your experiences in submitting grant applications and obtaining project funding.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 5.00pm on FRIDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2020

INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD WEEK COMMENCING 30TH NOVEMBER 2020