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  • Ref no: EDN12791
  • Published: 19/3/2020
  • Closes: 16/4/2020
  • Location: Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
  • Salary: £36,499.00 - £43,619.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

Job Description

Strategy and Communications

Senior Change and Delivery Officer (carbon management) - fixed term for 12 months
Waverley Court

Salary: £36,499 - £43,619
Hours: 36 per week

We want to ensure Edinburgh, as Scotland’s capital city, is at the forefront of securing a swift and just transition to a low carbon future for Scotland – now, and for future generations. Recognising the urgent need for radical action to mitigate the effects of climate change, the City of Edinburgh Council has declared a climate emergency and set out a bold ambition for the city to be carbon neutral by 2030.

To help make this vision a reality we are looking for an experienced, self-motivated, and flexible carbon management professional to join the Council’s Corporate Policy and Insight function to support one of Scotland’s leading councils to drive a fast-paced and exciting strategic programme to tackle climate change.

In taking forward a progressive sustainability agenda, we have partnered with the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation at Edinburgh University (ECCI) and EIT Climate-KIC - Europe's largest public-private partnership for action on climate change - to become one of only 15 European cities leading the way on climate change as part of the ‘Healthy, Clean, Cities Deep Demonstration’ programme.  

As part of this programme, we will work with ECCI, Climate-KIC, and wider city partners over the next 5 years to scope and implement the system innovation and investment that is needed at the whole-city scale to meet the challenge of becoming a healthy, clean, carbon neutral city by 2030.  This work will be informed by the newly established independent Climate Commission for Edinburgh, which the Council is co-sponsoring with ECCI and the UK-wide Place-based Climate Action Network, hosted by the London School of Economics.

The Senior Change and Delivery Officer (carbon management) will provide analytical and carbon management expertise in support of the Council’s 2030 carbon neutral target.  This will include the development of carbon scenario and other tools to improve information available on the carbon impact of key strategic and operational proposals.  The post will also have lead responsibility for translating the outputs of the scenario tool into a useable framework to support Council decision-making and inform the development of investment proposals.  

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

• strong leadership and personal responsibility, and be results orientated in relation to the work they lead

• a strong track record in data analytics and carbon management or climate change strategy

• experience in organizational carbon accountancy, including best practice in approaches to management information for carbon reduction projects

• an understanding of a range of business intelligence tools such as, (but not limited to), Business Objects and Cognos

The job description details the responsibilities and transferable skills required across a multi-disciplinary team and is therefore generic, while the person specification details the key skills, knowledge and expertise required for this specific post.

The Carbon Manager position is offered as a fixed term one-year contract initially, with the possibility of extension subject to external funding.

The advertised salary will increase by 3% on 1st April 2020

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

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