Do you want to be at the forefront of tackling the climate emergency? Are you passionate about a career in climate action? Are you motivated by delivering net zero and sustainable places for half a million Londoners?

In July 2019 Richmond Council and Wandsworth Council declared Climate Emergencies, following this Wandsworth Council published its Environment and Sustainability Strategy in July 2019 and Richmond published its Climate Emergency Strategy in January 2020. Both strategies are underpinned by ambitious action plans that involve services across all the whole organisation. These action plans cover the operations of both councils, the estates of both councils, reducing carbon emissions from the borough as whole, improving the climate resilience of both boroughs as well as engagement and behaviour change programmes which look to involve residents, local groups, local businesses and partners in taking action to improve the environment and reduce carbon emissions.

This role will support the delivery of the two strategies and their supporting action plans. The postholder will support the delivery of individual actions, as well as developing their skills and knowledge to enable them to become a vital part of the workforce needed to tackle climate change.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

To be able to do this role you will need:

  • Sustainability, climate change or environment related degree, minimum 2:2 attainment
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • The ability to think flexibly, innovatively and resourcefully to solve complex problems
  • Experience of working collaboratively
  • Experience of conducting research and using evidence to draw conclusions

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).