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Sustainability Officer

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Westminster City Council
Location
Westminster, SW1E 6QP
Salary
£40,005 - £54,135 + benefits
Closing date
29 May 2024
Reference
WCC615897

Job Details

About Us:
THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE POWER OF LISTENING 
  
Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories, where little things can have a huge impact on people’s lives. 
  
Take Mitin, our Head of Estates Services. Mitin’s team is responsible for cleaning, gardening and bulk refuse removal across several housing estates where many of our residents require a greater degree of assistance. It’s not just about keeping our blocks and estates shipshape, it’s about human contact and letting residents know that we care. 
  
Mitin’s team contribute to our Smart City commitment and make full use of new technology to help track and solve problems such as fly tipping and graffiti. But what many residents value most is his ability to listen. For example, when residents were telling him about carrying out gardening improvements and the positive impact that it has on their wellbeing, he and his team engaged with residents, working closely with them to give them garden areas they could be proud of and a vibrant community. 
  
Mitin is immensely proud of the relationships he’s built with residents, not only because it helps them feel proud of where they live in a greener and cleaner city, but because it makes him proud of where he works. 

The Role:
As a Sustainability Officer, you will play a lead role in the greening of our housing portfolio that will improve the resilience and adaptability of Westminster to climate related risks.  

Working with the Environmental Sustainability Programme Manager, you will lead the delivery of projects within the estate greening programme, focusing on enhancing climate resilience, adaptation, and promoting improved health and wellbeing outcomes for residents. You will work to design and develop the programme with key stakeholders from across the Council and externally – from cabinet members to resident groups, local businesses and consultancies. As engagement and co-design will be critical to ensure lasting success and resident buy in, no two days will be the same, and you will be required to regularly get out into the communities we serve to educate and inform.  

Coordinating this work will be a complex undertaking, requiring the input from a range of stakeholders, both internally and externally and it will not be without its challenges, as sustainability officer, it will also be necessary to secure external funding, which will be critical to the success of the programme.  
 
About You:
Are you a recent graduate with a strong background and a genuine and demonstrable interest in environmental sustainability?
 
Do you have a desire to effect real change on the ground? We're looking for someone like you to join our team. 

Your passion and unwavering commitment to environmental issues are what sets you apart. You will possess the resilience and tenacity needed to overcome obstacles and drive progress in the face of complexity. With experience managing multiple projects and interacting effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders, you demonstrate exceptional organisational and communication skills, critical to building and maintaining strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. 

If you are an independent thinker with a proactive spirit, are resilient in the face of challenges and able to devise innovative solutions, then you may have what it takes to join our dedicated team.  

What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to over 250,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster. Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.
 
At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. 
 
As a forward thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our staff benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.
 
The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.

Closing date: 29 May 2024

Contact details for Informal discussion: Inge Lyngborg, Environmental Sustainability Programme Manager.

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Our culture: The Westminster Way

At Westminster we foster a culture of openness, transparency and integrity, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and develop to be the very best.
 

The Westminster Way is the council’s commitment to our staff and is underpinned by three pillars: 

  1. Personal development: Everyone has talent.
    We want everyone to thrive at Westminster and so we take the time to nurture our own talent – coaching and mentoring our people to be the very best.
     
  2. Value our people and diversity: Everyone is valued
    We embrace our differences, to bring new perspectives to the future challenges of our city.
     
  3. The Westminster Way of working: Everyone is a leader
    At Westminster our people are productive, ambitious, collaborative and enterprising to ensure we provide the best service to our residents. We champion modern and agile working and an open and transparent outlook to the way we work.


We are committed to attracting and recruiting the best talent and making the most of those who are already a valued member of our team.

We are passionate about putting the resources available to us to the best use, prioritising the areas of greatest need and continually seeking out new ways of working efficiently to deliver and pioneer exceptional public services.

We work together to adapt to the changing needs of our communities, resulting in a dynamic atmosphere where ambition, diversity and creativity are celebrated.

We are committed to attracting and recruiting the very best talent from the widest diverse market whilst making the most of those who are already a valued member of our team.

At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best: that is the Westminster Way. 

As a forward-thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our staff benefit from a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.

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