Graduate Climate Trainee (Environmental Projects)

Graduate Climate Trainee (Environmental Projects) – Post Ref: CC128
Salary: Scale 4 - 6, SCP 7-22,  £20,092 - £27,514 per annum, 37 hours per week, two year fixed term contract

Calderdale Council is leading by example in the action against climate change. The Council has declared a Climate Emergency and an Ecological Emergency and committed its own operations and the Borough to becoming carbon neutral by 2038. We are now recruiting an Environmental Graduate Trainee to help deliver our work.

You will work as part of a small, diverse team to help identify, develop and deliver low carbon and environmental projects. Your work is likely to be varied; involving communication and outreach, research, feasibility work, supporting funding bids and project setup. The successful candidate should have a good knowledge of current environmental issues, policies and legislation, be capable of manipulating and interpreting data, have good verbal and written communication skills and good teamworking skills.  

This role will offer the successful candidate experience in moving environmental projects from concept to real-world delivery and in working in partnership with diverse stakeholders.  Significant community and Council ambition for delivering on sustainability make Calderdale an exciting place to work.

Employees of the Council enjoy a comprehensive reward and benefits package, which includes generous terms and conditions of employment and access to a wide range of retail discounts and lifestyle savings to name a few.

If you have any informal queries about this post prior to application, please call Sam Saxby on 07702 656876 or email  

To Apply: 

Closing Date: 11 July 2022
Interview Date: 25 July 2022

We are following social distancing precautions and may utilise digital interview methods.

As part of our Vision ( we aim to be a talented, resilient, and inclusive community. We welcome applications from all and offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities for both full and part time staff.

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