Climate Change Community Programme Advisor

Climate Change Community Programme Advisor

35,946 per annum pro rata 29.6 hours per week

2 year fixed term contract


Are you passionate about combating climate change?  Do you want to make a positive impact on the environment and engage our communities in building a sustainable future?  The Forest of Dean District Council is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join them as a Climate Change Community Programme Advisor.

As Climate Change Community Programme Advisor, you will play a key role in the implementation and delivery of the Council’s Climate Emergency Strategy and Action Plan in the District.  You will promote, facilitate and support action and investment in a low carbon, climate resilient, circular economy and society, advising and linking local communities and organisations to grants, schemes, initiatives and other means of facilitating change.

Providing support to the Forest of Dean Climate Action Partnership (FODCAP), you will promote partnership working and help enable collaborative action, with a focus on supporting engagement at a strategic level. Supporting town and parish councils in addressing climate change through their plans and investments, will be an important part of the role.

Reporting to the Head of Climate Action | Net Zero, you will work closely with the Climate Change Community Delivery Lead, based in the Council’s Community Wellbeing team, to translate strategy into action, identify funding and develop opportunities for projects and initiatives, to cut carbon, as well as to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Having the ability to influence stakeholders, build partnerships, develop relationships, work collaboratively, and communicate effectively will be an important part of this role.

For more information about this role, please check the attached job description on our career website via the apply link. 

You will need

• Experience of working in a climate change and/ or climate or sustainability engagement, communications, project or programme role;
• A solid understanding of climate change evidence, targets, timescales and basis for action, and an appreciation of the issues, challenges and diversity of perspectives;
• A qualification in a relevant area of expertise, equivalent to a degree or relevant experience of five years;
• Ability to communicate effectively, transfer knowledge and precipitate change, working in different contexts and with different audiences;  
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders towards the achievement of common goals and outcomes;

Special Conditions

• There may be a requirement to work at other Publica Group (Support) Ltd and/or client locations to meet the needs of the business 
• You will be expected to work reasonable additional hours in line with the needs of the service
• Ability to travel/ access to a vehicle for work purposes and a Full UK Driving License
• This post designated as politically restricted in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. Politically restricted post holders are restricted from canvassing on behalf of a political party or for a person who is, or seeks to be, a candidate for election to a local authority, the House of Commons, or the European Parliament.
• DBS Check

You will be employed by Publica Group Ltd which was created by four partner Councils (Forest of Dean District Council, West Oxfordshire District Council, Cotswold District Council, and Cheltenham Borough Council)  to deliver more efficient and improved services.

What can we do for you

• Agile working allowing a mix of home and office working
• Flexible working arrangements (depending on the role)
• 27 days paid annual leave (pro rata if you are working part time) plus bank holidays and an extra two volunteering days off a year for you to support a charity of your choice
• Health cash plan giving you cash back on health, dental and eye care
• Pension scheme with a good employer contribution of 5% of your earnings
• Employee Assistance Programme 24/7, providing positive, preventative and supportive advice and counselling to deal with everyday events and issues
• Access to digital financial advice (covering your pension scheme, mortgages and other finances)
• Generous sickness cover above statutory entitlements

To apply for this position please click on "apply now" within this page and submit your CV and supporting statement. Please tell us about your skills, knowledge, qualifications, experience and how they meet the criteria listed above and in the job description/person specification. It’s important that we’re a good fit for each other, so let us know what’s important to you and why you want to work for Publica Group Ltd. Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV

Accredited of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies - Please state this within your covering statement or in a separate email. 

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