Essex County Council

This opportunity is to be offered on a 6-month, fixed term / secondment contract basis
Interviews scheduled to be held Friday 17th April

Essex is committed to enabling inclusive economic growth, helping people get the best start and age well, helping create great places to grow up, live and work and transforming the Council to achieve more with less.
The Senior Sustainability and Resilience Officer will deliver and evaluate predominantly waste reduction schemes and projects, communication campaigns, reuse and recycling initiatives, in order to minimise waste, whilst supporting flood prevention and environment activities as required.
The role contributes to the preparation of reports to internal and external audiences which may include funding bodies, peers, and stakeholders, detailing progress, development and impact of activities. Playing a significant role in gaining the co-operation of internal and external stakeholders and partners, to ensure shared goals are met. The role is on the front line of waste prevention, recycling and environmental communications, delivering direct messages to the public.

• Responsible for project managing the development, implementation, day to day delivery, monitoring and evaluation of Sustainability and Resilience (S&R) campaigns and initiatives.
• Work collaboratively with partners to provide support and maximise the impact of S&R campaigns and develop initiatives.
• Contribute to the development and operation of other S&R Projects as required.
• Responsible for undertaking on-going research to keep abreast of latest advancements, developments and best practice within the S&R sector.
• Delivers responses to enquiries from members of the public and external organisations and businesses.
• Manage communication channels between all partners and stakeholders (including elected members and senior officers) and provide information to the public through a variety of communication mediums, ensuring an effective two-way flow of information.
• Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Knowledge, skills and experience
• Educated to ‘A’ level or equivalent by experience
• Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area
• A broad interest and understanding of waste management, environmental issues and wider sustainability and resilience issues
• Experience of managing and prioritising own work load and working on own initiative.
• Strong communication skills with the ability to engage with a number of different, stakeholders including but not limited to public, private and voluntary sector bodies.

We offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees. It is important to us that you have a healthy work/life balance, which is why we offer flexible working solutions.
The package also includes a great central location, which is easily accessible to all road and rail links, a clear career path which will encourage gifted, committed individuals to grow with the opportunity for progression and promotion, a local government pension scheme, minimum annual leave of 25 days per year, discounted shopping and much more.
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Apply and next steps
Please apply via the Working for Essex website. To support your application, we would encourage you to upload a covering letter or supporting statement as well as an up to date CV when prompted.
Interviews are scheduled to be held Friday 17th April but subject to change.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888