Assistant Climate Change Officer (Climate Change Team)

Job Information

Salary: £26,167 to £28,324 p.a plus Car Allowance

Contract Type: Permanent/Full Time/Hybrid/Open to Job-share

Hours: 37

Location: Hailsham, East Sussex


Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to be a part of a new team that will make a long-lasting difference to the lives of our communities by reaching net zero?



We are currently seeking a passionate and dedicated Assistant Climate Change Officer to join our dynamic team.


In this role, you will play a pivotal part in supporting the delivery of our climate change program. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can transform their passion for tackling climate change into practical action that engages all council services and leads residents and partners to do the same. If you are committed to making a positive impact on our planet and have a keen interest in climate action, this opportunity is for you!


What will you be doing?

  • Collaborate with internal team and external partners to deliver a range of climate change projects.
  • Assist in the development of and delivery of the council’s climate change strategy and action plan.
  • Analyse data and contribute to evidence-based decision making.
  • Keep up to date with climate change trends, policies, and best practice.
  • Assist in the development of communication materials related to climate change projects.
  • Assist in keeping the council’s climate change web pages, digital platform ‘Let’s Talk Wealden and intranet pages up to date.
  • Support social media campaigns and, webinars and public awareness initiatives.
  • Support the development of climate change project funding bids.


What do you need?

  • Educated to degree level in relevant environmental discipline or equivalent transferable skills and experience.
  • Experience of working on projects.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of partnership working with a broad range of organisations.
  • Interested in tackling climate change and can help drive key projects in the climate change programme.


What do we offer?

  • Working for a great, forward thinking Local Authority.
  • Excellent salary, pension, flexible working, fantastic employee benefits and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing scheme.
  • A friendly, supportive team and a range of opportunities for continuing professional development.
  • Hybrid working with the ability to work from home as well as from our newly refurbished offices in Hailsham.
  • Free parking


For more information

For more information about the opportunity please contact Human Resources (link) by email in the first instance.


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Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.


We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment.  We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities and all applications will be treated on merit.

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Closing Date: 28/04/2024

Interview Date: Either 6th or 13th May 2024

Post Number: J5006