THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF YOUNG PEOPLE CREATING A GREENER FUTURE
The Climate Emergency team in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories, where passionate and considerate professionals are tasked engaging with local residents and creatively tackling the climate change issues that impact the people of Westminster.
Our team member, Isabella has worked closely with local Primary Schools to create new initiatives that could help make Westminster a more sustainable, eco-friendly had the vision to team up with pupils in local Primary Schools to create new initiatives that could make Westminster a more sustainable, eco-friendly place to live, work, and play. Since joining the team, Isabella has engaged and collaboratively worked with many of the local schools. This has helped spread awareness of the climate emergency and motivated young people to take action in their schools and at home.
In addition to educating young people about the challenges we all face in relation to climate change, the projects and campaigns we’re working on at Westminster City Council are helping us to create a better, brighter future for everyone, even beyond the boundaries of our local authority. Innovation, imagination, and boundless compassion are at the heart of everything this team works on.
The Climate Emergency team has worked closely with St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. Please view their extraordinary story and their ambition for a greener future here.
As a Senior Domestic Energy Officer, you can make your own powerful contribution to the future of Westminster. As a council, we are focused on becoming net zero carbon, holding the same ambitions for our entire borough. We recognise the important role we can play in supporting residents to reduce their energy consumption, and you’ll be vital to driving this forward.
You will support the delivery of policy and legislation in relation to domestic energy efficiency and fuel poverty, providing insight and contributing towards strategic decisions.
You will lead on the design, development and management of new energy efficiency projects and services to help improve the homes of Westminster’s most vulnerable residents while ensuring Westminster’s homes meet the needs of a net zero carbon future.
Securing external funding to support the delivery of energy efficiency and fuel poverty projects will be crucial to sustained success, and you’ll lead the development of bids and business cases to secure these funds.
This role provides a great opportunity to lead on an important part of the Climate Emergency programme, contributing both towards the reduction of Westminster’s emissions and supporting residents during a particularly challenging time.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
In this role, you will provide expertise on domestic energy efficiency issues including fuel poverty and carbon reduction, demonstrating an understanding of the relevant legislations and policies.
You’ll think creatively and develop, implement, and evaluate evidenced-based approaches to tackling energy efficiency.
You’ll need to work with a variety of stakeholders within the council, building effective partnerships and driving towards innovative solutions.
You’ll have the drive and enthusiasm to develop our expertise around domestic energy and fuel poverty, with the opportunity to further enhance your own knowledge and share this experience with other council teams.
You’ll have the skills and proactiveness to independently deliver projects, whilst also possessing the ability to work collaboratively with teams across the council to achieve strategic goals.
This is a new and exciting role which will benefit from a proactive and inquisitive individual, willing to further explore the council’s capability to best support residents on domestic energy efficiency and fuel poverty.
What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.
We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.
At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.ME (Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds), LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff,regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability, can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.
Interview date: Week Commencing 09 January 2023
Contact details for an informal discussion: Harry Hopwood, Climate Emergency Project Manager on 07710 336648 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org