Council: SLCC

County: Mainly home working with occasional visits to the Head Office (Taunton, Somerset)

Salary: £29,174 - £32,798 per annum / pro rata

Closing date: 02/10/2022 22:59

Environmental & Sustainability Advisor

Applications must be returned by 02/10/2022 22:59

Reports to: Head of Member Services

Hours of work: 5


Job Purpose

To provide timely and accurate environmental and sustainability advice to SLCC members on varied enquiries relating to how Councils can tackle the climate crisis and reduce their carbon footprint. Create environmental and sustainability advice notes and model documents, liaising with colleagues and external stakeholders, to ensure content is relevant, up-to-date and in line with legislation. Deliver training and webinars and contribute copy to The Clerk magazine where relevant.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • To provide specialist advice on matters relating to the environment and sustainability, which is professional, up-to-date, and accurate, to parish and town council Clerks by telephone or email.
  • To prepare and submit a monthly advice log to the Senior Advisor and Mentor Co-ordinator in accordance with stated deadlines.
  • To contribute technical articles to The Clerk magazine, the Clerk’s Manual, or any other SLCC publication, including the website where requested.
  • To liaise with principal authorities to establish what steps they are taking to tackle the climate crisis and how they are working with the local parish and town councils in their areas.
  • Build and maintain relations with relevant sector-based stakeholders and organisations.
  • Direct members to relevant advice notes and model documents in the SLCC’s online advice library.
  • To liaise with the SLCC’s External Affairs Officer to provide responses to consultations from government and other relevant organisations on behalf of the SLCC.
  • To attend Branch meetings and make presentations on behalf of SLCC (when needed).
  • To provide training and / or presentations on the Environment / Sustainability / the Climate Crisis (when needed).
  • To maintain up-to-date knowledge of environmental and sustainability developments and best practice through continuous professional development.
  • Take on additional responsibilities commensurate with the role as required as the role develops.

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For more information, or if you’d like to arrange an informal chat about the role, please contact [email protected]

To apply please send a covering letter and your CV to the email address above.