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Low Carbon Senior Specialist
  • Employer: Folkestone & Hythe District Council
  • Reference: 123/21/151000
  • Published: Tue 11/05/2021, 11:30 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 01/06/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £43,965 - £49,318 (Grade H) plus cash alternative car allowance (£3,900). Additional salary supplement may be agreed depending on skills, experience and qualifications.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY, Kent

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Low Carbon Senior Specialist

Folkestone & Hythe is a vibrant, connected and energetic district situated on Kent’s south coast and under an hour away from London via High Speed rail. We are supportive of home working, have staff who work remotely across the country and therefore welcome applicants from outside the county. We also have a relocation and mortgage assistance scheme, a flexible working culture, corporate memberships and rewards, Employee Assistance Programme, and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

The Council declared a climate emergency in 2019, and committed to reducing its own estate and operations to net zero carbon by 2030. We have taken the initial steps towards this with a base line study, a cross party working group and the Carbon Action Plan was adopted by Members in February 2021.

Our agenda is ambitious both in terms of our net carbon aspirations and our wider corporate plan. Therefore we are now looking to recruit a senior specialist to support this interesting agenda.

The role will be responsible for project managing the Council’s climate change and carbon reduction initiatives to ensure that the objectives of the Council’s Carbon Action Plan are met and the Council meets its target of net zero emissions by 2030. They will be able to provide expert advice to officers, members and stakeholders on climate change and carbon reduction issues and mitigation measures. And critically will have the interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships with key stakeholders to secure funding for climate change projects, deliver district-wide carbon reduction initiatives, raise awareness of climate change issues and secure behavioural changes to reduce emissions.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please contact Adrian Tofts (Strategy, Policy & Performance Lead Specialist) on 01303 853438 or email

The closing date for receipt of all completed application forms is noon on 1st June 2021.