• £39,635
  • Hybrid
  • Staff Grade G5
  • Permanent, Full Time

About us

Join us as a Net Zero Carbon Technical Specialist, a key member of the Sustainable Business Team (SBT) and part of the Strategy, Transformation and Assurance (STA) Directorate. We support colleagues across the Environment Agency (EA), Defra and supply chain, to embed eMission, our sustainability strategy. This strategy covers our ambition to be Net Zero Carbon by 2045-50 and promotes resource optimisation, environmental net gain and benefiting people, wildlife and communities.

So, here’s your chance to change the world, create a cleaner, greener place for us, wildlife and habitats, to challenge the status quo and drive systemic change.

Why Choose Us:

Make a Significant Impact: At the EA, your work has the power to create a lasting impact. Our work addresses national level issues and carbon neutrality comes right at the top of our list. The EA plays a lead role in preserving and protecting precious ecosystems and everything else associated with water and land use through effective management of carbon emission regulation. Your contributions directly protect and enhance the environment, ensuring a brighter future for all.

Dynamic and Rewarding: You’ll be part of a team that thrives on tackling national challenges head-on. At the EA, you’ll be part of a dynamic and collaborative environment, working alongside passionate professionals who share your commitment to making a difference.

Focus on Results: Our work goes beyond rhetoric, as we deliver tangible results. From successfully implementing industry regulations to restoring polluted water bodies and landmass as well as coastal areas. The EA has a track record of achieving meaningful sustainable outcomes that positively impact both people and the planet and our own footprint as we strive for neutrality.

Continuous Growth: Your professional development matters to us. We provide a range of opportunities for growth, including tailored training programs, mentorship initiatives, and access to cutting-edge technologies. At the EA, you’ll continuously grow your skills and expertise, staying at the forefront of Net Zero innovation.

Join a Values-Driven Organisation: Ethical and values-driven, the EA upholds integrity, transparency, and environmental stewardship. By joining us, you align yourself with an organisation that holds itself accountable and genuinely cares about creating a sustainable, resilient and Net Zero future.

Collaborative Community: At the EA, collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. You’ll work with diverse teams, bringing together experts from various fields to tackle complex environmental challenges. Together, we foster a supportive and inclusive community that encourages collaboration, creativity, and knowledge exchange.

What will you do?

As a Net Zero Carbon Technical Specialist, you will be paramount in delivering the EA’s sustainability strategy in response to the climate emergency. This role will see you use your technical expertise, deep wider context policy understanding, proactive project delivery approach and unequivocal passion to drive the organisation to ensure reducing carbon is at the heart of all its decision making. Typically, you will be:

  • Leading and delivering strategic projects to drive corporate decarbonisation across our full carbon accounts (Scope 1, 2 and 3).
  • Providing sustainable procurement and supply chain expertise
  • Collaborating with various Governmental and non-Governmental stakeholders to integrate sustainability into our operations and supply chain delivery.
  • Providing Net Zero and decarbonisation policy expertise to put together powerful and influential analysis.
  • Thinking bigger picture – driving systemic change, not an incremental change.

What will you need?

You’ll need working knowledge of the requirements of relevant carbon reporting standards and frameworks, for example Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), Green House Gas (GHG) protocol, Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), PAS 2080 and experience of using these to influence change is essential as is.

  • Experience in inputting into environmental process or policy, or an understanding of relevant environmental regulations, policies, and compliance requirements at local, national, and international levels
  • Experience in driving environmental sustainability or transformational change into a complex organisation; for example, using carbon footprint analysis and /or decarbonisation action planning.

You’ll also possess an unequivocal passion for sustainability – you will need to understand what we are trying to achieve and provide expertise on how we achieve it. It would be desirable for you to have:

  • Experience in tackling scope 3 emissions.
  • Exceptional influencing and stakeholder management – to drive delivery in the midst of competing priorities.
  • The ability to work consistently at pace, to meet corporate delivery deadlines and priorities.
  • Experience of using project management and programme management tools such as Microsoft Project, Primavera P6 or extensive excel skills to support delivery of complex projects.
  • Experience of producing, presenting, and communicating scientifically backed evidence through well-developed engagement.

What’s in it for you.

You will benefit from a culture that embraces difference and is inclusive where you will feel supported and trusted to do the right thing. We will invest in you and allow you to grow and shape your career. What is more, you will have access to our great benefits package including:

  • A competitive salary of £39,635.
  • A generous pension scheme.
  • 27 days holiday + 8 bank holidays.
  • Maternity, paternity, and adoption leave scheme.
  • Great career opportunities.
  • A range of flexible working options plus many more!

As an organisation we strive to reflect the communities we serve, to achieve this we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, sexual orientation, and religion. We also welcome applications for part-time hours.

Apply now and embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career journey with the Environment Agency.

Closing date for applications Friday 19th July 2024.

Interviews w/c 5th August 2024.