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Monday, 21 June 2021

Environment job opportunity to further Rushcliffe Borough Council’s goal to be carbon neutral

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Rushcliffe Borough Council is taking further steps towards its goal for its operations to be carbon neutral by 2030 with the recruitment of a Team Manager for Environment in its Community Development team.

 

Despite COVID-19, the authority is continuing with its green priorities to recruit to the role and demonstrate its commitment towards recovering from the pandemic in line with its further investment in its Climate Change Action Reserve.

 

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The Council is seeking an ambitious, forward thinking individual to lead a team in delivering its commitments to achieving carbon neutral status including in its Carbon Management Action Plan that is tackling Property Assets, Fleet, Policy and Regulation in the organisation to reduce emissions over the next decade.

 

The position will also play a key role in influencing the Borough’s communities, internal stakeholders, groups and businesses to take similar steps towards reducing their emissions.

 

Last year the Council’s Cabinet approved plans to become ‘Carbon Clever’ and reach the 2030 deadline with an added £1m towards the reserve in conjunction with innovations from an internal working group that is nowimplementing changes.

 

Future Carbon Clever activities could include expanding its current tree planting plan for Council land, enforcing minimum energy standards in the private rented sector and the promotion of carbon reduction policies to developers working in Rushcliffe.

 

The recent Big Business Carbon Club meeting, chaired by the authority, saw a host of local organisations discuss common goals and priorities on where they could make short, medium and long term impacts on carbon levels within their operations and strategies.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change Cllr Abby Brennan said: “Our internal working group has been developing ideas and activities so we can achieve our future targets which is really exciting to see and we wish to recruit an individual to drive this project further.

 

“We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate a real passion for the environment, show experience of working in partnership and stakeholders to achieve real results and in line with governmental regulations and environmental sustainability best practices.

 

“We have a clear commitment to the environment and we will continue to support other organisations in making positive changes to become Carbon Clever themselves.”

 

The Carbon Management Action Plan is set to evolve in line with technological innovations and has been developed to integrate with the overarching D2N2 Energy Strategy in the region.

 

Interested applicants can apply at this website page or contact the Council’s Community Development Manager Derek Hayden on 0115 914 8270 for an informal discussion on the role.

 

The closing date for applications is Sunday June 13.