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Sustainability and Energy Officer

Salary details: £35991 - £38994

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Salary Details
£35991 - £38994  
Additional Allowances
Location Postcode
SE18 6HQ
Job Term and Hours per Week
Permanent; 35
Closing Date
25 February 2019
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Sustainability & Energy Officer

Full Time (permanent contract)

Grade:                                                 PO3

Employment Term:                             Permanent

Hours:                                                 35 hours per week

We are looking for an exciting new team member to boost our Sustainability Team. The role develops policies and projects that help put sustainability at the heart of the Royal Borough’s work.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich recognises its role in responding to the challenges of climate change and air pollution. We are committed to reducing emissions and safeguarding our communities. This includes exploring low carbon energy supplies, making homes more energy efficient and securing high environmental standards in new developments.

The number of households in the Royal Borough is predicted to increase 41% between 2013 and 2041. Successfully combining growth, prosperity, action on climate change and reducing air pollution is a real challenge. We need your skills to meet this challenge.

The Greener Greenwich Strategy is the Royal Borough’s response to climate change and air pollution. It sets out how the Royal Borough intends to respond to these challenges. You will deliver key elements of the sustainability programme that is at the heart of the Greener Greenwich strategy.

You will have a key role in making Royal Greenwich more sustainable. You will help shape new developments to be more sustainable. You will deliver key projects that embed climate change and air pollution reduction in our work. This will include shaping wider Council projects and delivering targeted interventions directly. It’s an incredible opportunity for the right candidate.

We need someone with:

  • A track record of providing specialist advice on sustainability issues. E.G. planning applications, tender documents, energy studies, Code for Sustainable Homes assessments, BREEAM assessments and biodiversity assessments.
  • Proven experience delivering complex and innovative energy efficiency projects, and ideally in energy monitoring.
  • Experience of developing and presenting successful business cases.
  • Experience of developing and delivering sustainability strategies and programmes.
  • The skills required for great multi-disciplinary partnership working (with public agencies, private organisations and the community sector).
    • The ability to manage project budgets.

The job description and person specification for the role are attached. To discuss the role or ask any questions please contact Ryan Bunce (0208 921 8023).


NB. We are also looking for a great new Sustainability Team Leader. If you are interested in this area of work you may want to look at that role too.

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

This opportunity has recently been advertised as an opportunity for current RBG employees (internal only advertising). Applications received during the internal advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position via an application to this job advertisement during the internal advertising period, any further application will not be shortlisted.

Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application.