Sustainability Manager
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/163570
  • Published: Fri 03/09/2021, 10:09 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/09/2021, 10:09 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Across the County of Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Sustainability Manager

Team: Sustainability

Job Family: Advising CBG8, scale 18-23
Salary: £24,491 - £27,186 per annum 
Hours: Full-time, 37 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: Permanent

Closing Date: 26th September 2021
Interview Date: 11th October 2021



More about the role:

The Council has endorsed its first ‘Sustainability Plan’ with the objective to become carbon neutral by 2030 and support the ‘2050 vision’ for Central Bedfordshire.

We are now recruiting the team to help deliver this.  The Sustainability Officer will support the delivery of the broad range of work focused on reducing CO2 emissions from the council’s estate, supporting residents, businesses, and schools to be more environmentally friendly, by working with departments across the council, helping embed sustainability into everything the council does. 


This is a complex and high-profile area of work, so we are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a can-do approach in developing and delivering sustainability initiatives, projects, and strategy.  This role will be responsible for delivering and supporting a number of the council’s flagship sustainability projects, including a new sustainable schools and youth climate leadership programme, as well as supporting carbon reduction and sustainability projects within the new sustainability team. 


This role requires excellent communication skills and experience of working closely with stakeholders and presenting to a range of audiences.  The successful candidate will have practical experience of delivering a range of projects and have knowledge and understanding of 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: Sustainability Officer



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 committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  


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.

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