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Climate Change Officer

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Work Location
Newton Abbot & Teignbridge 
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Occupational group
Environment, Conservation & Waste
Salary details
£31,371 - £32,878 per annum
Job term
Appointment type
Full Time
37 hours per week
Closing Date
26 November 2019
Interview date
9 December 2019
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Our Vision: Making Teignbridge a healthy and desirable place where people want to live, work and visit.
Our Values: Communicative, Respected, Purposeful Conscientious.

What it's like to work here: With its diverse mix of coast, countryside, seaside resorts, market towns, villages and moorland, Teignbridge is a great place to work and live.  

For this role: You will be mostly office based at Forde House, Newton Abbot with some business travel

What you'll be doing: The Council has a clear ten year strategy which prioritises climate change and taking action to reduce the council’s carbon footprint.

You will be responsible for delivering carbon reduction measures across the authority by supporting and encouraging the Service Managers to make operational changes to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

We are looking for an experienced professional who will be the Council’s expert advisor on carbon reduction.

Key elements of the role include producing and delivering a carbon action plan that delivers on the aim to be a carbon neutral Council. Taking forward projects that delivery a reduction in energy use, supporting policy development with our spatial planning team and assessing planning applications that have submitted Carbon Reduction Plans and advising on whether development proposals meet the targets set out in the Local Plan.  You will be working with elected members, the community and key internal and external partners.

Who we're looking for: A specialist professional officer with an excellent working knowledge of delivering energy efficiency in a Local Authority setting.

To be successful in this role, you will need a degree level or with a relevant professional qualification in Building, Heating or Mechanical Engineering, or other technical degree. You will demonstrate evidence of continuous professional.

You will have experience of best practice in energy efficiency and a current knowledge of new technology.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and motivational skills that will be required to deliver the carbon reduction this Council has committed to achieving.

We value our staff and offer an excellent working environment, employee rewards and benefits include;
Local Government Pension Scheme
Generous annual leave
Family friendly leave, pay and working arrangements
Childcare Vouchers
Discounted gym membership at Teignbridge District Council Leisure Centres
Cycle Scheme
Career development through professional learning and development

As an accredited Investor in People and a Disability Confident Employer, we value diversity and celebrate individuality across our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service provision and are only interested in your ability to do the job.

DBS Checks - Teignbridge District Council complies fully with the DBS code of practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly.  If a position is included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order, the Council uses criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to assess and individual’s suitability for the post.  

Data protection - The organisation processes information about an individual's criminal convictions in accordance with its data protection policy / policy on processing special categories of personal data. In particular, data collected during recruitment is held securely and accessed by, and disclosed to, individuals only for the purposes of completing the recruitment process as per the General Data Protection Regulation.

The organisation is also committed to going through the proper DBS channels to establish whether or not an individual has a criminal record. The organisation will not require job applicants or existing employees to use their subject access rights under data protection provisions to provide criminal record details.

All information is processed in line with the General Data Protection Regulation

Safeguarding Commitment - Teignbridge District Council will comply with its legal obligations in relation to recruiting people to work with children/vulnerable adults.

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification to inform your application and supporting statement.


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