Take climate action into the community
At Kensington and Chelsea, we’re taking climate change seriously. In October 2019, we declared a climate emergency, and since then our Climate Change Team has been responsible for delivering our Climate Emergency Action Plan. Working towards carbon neutrality and taking a stand for nature is a fundamental part of our ambitious plans for the future. But we can’t do it alone. As a Climate Emergency Engagement Officer, you can help us reach our goals, putting the people and environment of Kensington and Chelsea first at every turn. This is a truly unique opportunity to make an impact where it matters, and to deliver real change and support to the socially and economically excluded communities, traditionally underrepresented and residents most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
In this role, you’ll develop a strategic climate engagement strategy that aims to promote greater awareness about tackling the climate crisis across Kensington and Chelsea and involving residents in climate decision making. You’ll build strong partnerships and genuine collaboration with residents, schools, businesses, and a whole host of other organisations across the borough, working in tandem to increase participation and civic engagement on the climate change agenda.
Working closely with the members of the Climate Change Team, you’ll help inform, engage, inspire, and empower residents, communities, partners, and businesses to take climate action in their local areas. This will involve outreach, organising events and trainings, developing and delivering communication campaigns, consultation and codesign work, and delivering projects. This is a varied and multifaceted role, and so you’ll need to show real flexibility in supporting the Climate Change Team reach their goals.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information
You’ll be educated to degree level in an environmental subject or other relevant subject area, with demonstratable knowledge about the current climate change issues affecting local authorities. You’ll also have an excellent understanding of environmental sustainability issues, climate change, energy – including current legislation and national policy in an inner London setting – and the ability to provide appropriate guidance relating to them.
With experience of developing and implementing practical solutions to environmental and sustainability issues, you’ll be capable of managing and delivering in all aspects of programmes - from inception to delivery. A natural communicator, you’ll be capable of communicating and engaging with a wide range of individuals and groups both verbally and in writing. On a personal level, you’ll be a quick learner with great problem solving, project management, and analytical skills. You’ll have the ability to work under pressure, make effective decisions, and deliver against deadlines. Most importantly, you’ll be a person passionate about getting communities involved in reducing the impacts of climate change on people and natural places. This is an exciting opportunity to do your bit for the planet, and progress your career in a dynamic and motivated local authority.
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Interview date: Week commencing 29th August 2022