Oxford City Council has an opportunity for an Energy and Sustainability Officer to assist with the development and delivery of retrofit projects on our housing, commercial and corporate portfolios. The successful candidate will also provide support with contract administration and preparing funding bids for projects, actively working to eliminate fuel poverty across our portfolio.

You will be working within an innovative and forward thinking team who provides excellent customer service, where you can use your strong interpersonal and communication skills. You will need to be self-motivated, adaptable and flexible in your approach to work and be an effective communicator with a wide range of stakeholders including customers, partners and external agencies both orally and in writing, including the compilation of reports. This role is data focused and data analysis skills are essential.

About us

Our ambitious leadership team and dedicated staff are working hard building a world class city for everyone. Oxford City Council has accelerated plans to build more affordable and council housing in the city. We provide services to help reduce inequality and improve the health and wellbeing of Oxford’s residents and are taking a lead on reducing emissions and increasing biodiversity to become a net carbon neutral city of the future.

We are a supportive and collaborative bunch of people working towards shared goals, where new ideas and initiatives are valued. We strive to deliver service excellence, take accountability for our actions and communicate with honestly and respect. There has never been a more exciting time to join us! Help us to build successful places in which to live and work and build a fairer, greener city in which everyone can thrive.

Many of our roles offer flexible or hybrid working.

We offer generous holiday 28 days a year with an additional 4 days after 5 years’ service

We are committed to supporting career development opportunities and learning and development

An above average pension offering

Plus other great benefits

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document on our website. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system with your CV.

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. If you are making an application using a CV please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

We usually do1st interviews online but please let us know if this is not an option for you. For hybrid roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home. You should ensure that you have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.

Closing Date: 19 June 2024

Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s): 01July 2024

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Juliet Nicholas, Energy and Sustainability Manager via email jnicholas@oxford.gov.uk

We are an equal opportunity employer:

We are striving to become a more inclusive employer and to represent the communities that we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from ethnic and minority communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favorable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.