We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Carbon Reduction Officer

Closing date: 09/06/2023

Reference: REQ104550

37 hours / Permanent

34,723 - 36,298 *

Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Carbon Reduction Officer to join our Carbon Reduction, Energy and Asset Management Team on a permanent, full time basis.

About the role

The post holder will work closely with the Carbon Reduction, Energy and Asset Manager, to support, develop and deliver carbon reduction schemes across the County, which contribute to the Council’s 2030 Net-Zero ambition.

On a day to day basis you will: 

  • Contribute to the development of Council policies and strategies in relation to energy / carbon reduction.
  • Secure and maximise the use of external funding opportunities for the implementation of energy / carbon reduction schemes
  • Monitor energy consumption within the Council’s buildings
  • Support and develop the improvement in energy efficiency of the Councils assets
  • Work collaboratively with Members and Officers in order to enhance and improve the Authority’s Corporate energy performance
  • Help develop innovative and creative training programs / events to increase staff awareness of the need and benefit of energy efficiency
  • Proactively identify potential opportunities for carbon reduction and renewable energy generation schemes
  • Carry out feasibility studies on large scale energy generation projects
  • Maintain good working relationships with and work in collaboration with other public sector, private sector and 3rd sector partners, to develop solutions to becoming net zero carbon
  • Assist in the development and delivery of Electric Vehicle Charging throughout the County
We are looking to recruit an individual:

  • Educated to degree level or a professional qualification in a relevant field
  • Who is able to demonstrate experience in identifying and delivering carbon reduction projects and initiatives
  • With excellent interpersonal, presentational and negotiating skills
  • An ability to work under pressure and to deadlines without close supervision
  • Who is enthusiastic and self-motivated
In addition to the above, we require an individual with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language. A successful applicant without the required Welsh language skill will be fully supported to reach the desired standard within two years of appointment.

We believe work-life balance is very important. To support you in achieving this, you will have access to the following discretionary benefits:

  • Hybrid Working: Subject to certain conditions being met, you may choose to work from home or in an office location. Due to the nature of the role, it will be necessary for you to travel within Ceredigion on a regular basis.
  • Flexi-time: Hours may be worked within a defined bandwidth, Monday to Friday, subject to service needs.
More information about our wide-range of employee benefits can be found here.

Should you wish require any further information about this role please contact: Bethan Lloyd Davies on Bethan.LloydDavies@ceredigion.gov.uk

Job Description and Person Specification

Note: We reserve the right to extend the closing date.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Economy and Regeneration

We play a fundamental role in the delivery of the Council’s key Corporate Strategy objective that seeks to boost the economy of the County and the Mid Wales region. We are organised into three main sections: Economy, Planning and Property Services.  Our primary functions include:  

  • Growth and Enterprise: Supporting economic growth and regeneration locally and across the region; Growing Mid Wales; the Corporate Estate and Development Opportunities; Project Support; European and local funding; Food Centre Wales and supporting Agri-Food development; Tourism promotion and development; Tourist Information Centres; Coast and Countryside
  • Planning Services: Supporting growth through Planning and Building Control Services; Strategic and Local Land Use Planning Policy; Development Management; Building Control; and Land Searches.
  • Property Services: Supporting the Council’s programme through Project Management; Property and Building Maintenance; Facilities Management; Carbon Management; and the Efficient Use of Council Property.
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