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Environmental Policy and Projects Officer
  • Employer: Newark & Sherwood District Council
  • Reference: NSDC/20/126706
  • Published: Tue 19/05/2020, 16:35 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 04/06/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary NS11: £31,371 rising to £32,878 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Castle House, Nottinghamshire

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Environmental Policy and Projects Officer


This post is "politically restricted" as defined in Section 2(1g) of the 1989 Local Government and Housing Act.

Would you like to make a difference? Can you bring you bring policy development skills together with project management experience – the theoretical and the practical, the development of ideas based on evidence and the measured implementation to follow? Can you share your knowledge of environmental good practice and sustainability to improve the lives of all in Newark and Sherwood?

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s new Environmental Policy and Projects Officer will be responsible for the development, delivery and general management of the Council’s environmental policy, “Greening Newark and Sherwood”, as well as cross-organisational sustainability projects (including the Council’s ongoing response to the declared Climate Emergency). The post holder will also provide technical advice and support to inform services and outcomes, recognising that in the Council’s 2018 Resident Survey 90% of respondents said it was important or very important to them to be able to live in a sustainable and environmentally aware way.

You’ll work in the Council’s corporate Transformation Team but with colleagues from across the entire organisation. Working with the Senior Leadership Team, Elected Members and Officers within the Council you will ensure that Environmental Policy is reflected in our ways of working and the ways in which we deliver services, promoting and supporting a broad understanding (internally and externally) of the Council’s corporate environmental policy and potential opportunities for collaboration.

You will translate up to date international, national and regional data in to an accessible and relevant format, making recommendations where appropriate, enabling key decision makers to put effective policies in place. You will also use collected data in relation to our own services and estate to monitor our performance, highlight successes and drive further improvements.

You will have a proven track record in policy or strategy development and demonstrable experience of project management. You will bring up-to-date knowledge of environmental legislation and of local authority statutory requirements (and beyond) relating to sustainability, and particularly to CO2 emission reduction targets, to the role. With up to date knowledge of legislation and statutory requirements relating to sustainability, you will have an aptitude for collating and analysing complex data, using the information to inform policy. You will be able well work under pressure, managing your own workload and prioritising as required and will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

For more information, please contact Fiona Kerry, Senior HR Officer on 01636 655242.

Veterans/family of forces/ex-forces, those in care/care leavers, and candidates who declare a disability (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) will be guaranteed an interview provided they have demonstrated that they meet the essential criteria of the post as detailed in the Person Specification on their application form. 

Closing Date: 12 noon, Thursday 4 June 2020

Occupational Testing: You will be provided with a link to undertake this should you be shortlisted

Interview: Will be held at Castle House, Newark on Thursday 11 June 2020 (social distancing guidelines will be adhered to)