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Sustainability Manager
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/163522
  • Published: Thu 02/09/2021, 18:06 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/09/2021, 18:06 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 30 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Bedfordshire

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Sustainability Manager

Team: Sustainability Team

Job Family: Providing CBG12 scale 35-40

Salary: £38,112 – £42,980 per annum pro rata 
Hours: Part time, 30 hours per week

Base Location:  Priory House, Shefford with occasional working from other parts of the Central Bedfordshire area and home working inclusive

Contract Type: Fixed Term, 2 years

Closing Date: 19th September 2021
Interview Date: Week commencing 27th September 2021



More about the role:

The Council has adopted its first Sustainability Plan and we are now recruiting the team to help deliver this.  The Senior Sustainability Officer (Trees Project) will be a key new member of the team, and will play a central role in delivering the Council's ambitions for a sustainable future with respect to the flagship tree planting project.


This post will work closely with colleagues across the council, as well as in our neighbouring authorities to manage, develop and deliver tree planting schemes.  This will also include engaging with key stakeholders, communities, schools and businesses on tree planting schemes, supporting them to develop their own projects in a way that will ensure a lasting impact as well maximising further potential funding opportunities and improve co-benefits including biodiversity net gain, recreational and educational benefit etc.  


This is a complex and high-profile area of work, so we are looking for an experienced project manager with an ecologist or woodland (or equivalent) background in developing and delivering sustainability initiatives, projects, and strategy.   This role requires excellent communication skills and experience of working closely with councillors and other key stakeholders and presenting to senior management. 


The successful candidate will have considerable practical experience of delivering a range of tree projects, both in terms of contract management, procurement and an understanding of key challenges and opportunities related to delivering projects and initiatives in this area in order to support sustainability and the climate challenge.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.


To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Senior Sustainability Officer (Tree Projects)


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Sara Earl at or call 0300 300 5666.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at  


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.