Principal Behavioural Change and Engagement Officer – Route to Net Zero Carbon
The Route to Zero (R20) team will be the Council’s key focal point for enabling action in its ambition to reach net zero carbon by 2030 or as soon thereafter as a just transition allows. A brand-new team fully endorsed by Council leaders; this is a unique opportunity to play a key role in ensuring the 2020s is the decade of delivery of emissions reduction at scale. With a wide range of roles to be secured in this critical new team, we’re seeking individuals passionate about climate change and sustainability who bring new skills from other sectors, as well as practitioners with comprehensive technical and professional experience.
Working across all City Council departments, fostering existing external relations and facilitating new public-private sector partnerships to build investment and delivery capacity; collaboration and co-creation will sit at the heart of the R20 approach. The R20 team will inspire, drive and secure exciting new opportunities that will lead to the significant scale of growth in energy efficiency, decarbonisation and behaviour change required to achieve 2030 ambitions.
Our benefits include:
• Annual Leave (29 days, increasing to 32 days after 5 years’ service and 34 days after 10 years’ service)
• Local Government pension scheme. This is a career-average scheme where the employee contributes approximately one-third and the employer contributes approximately two-third
• Flexible working
• Flexi scheme which has the ability to have an additional 2 days off per month
Salary Sacrifice Schemes include:
• Purchase up to 4 weeks additional annual leave
• Childcare vouchers
• Cycle to work scheme
• Car Benefit scheme
• My Birmingham Rewards – thousands of discounts for high street and online retailers
• Health and wellbeing support – free, confidential 24/7 support and advice helpline
Principal Behaviour Change and Engagement Officer - Route to Net Zero Carbon
The Principal Behavioural Change and Engagement Officer will play a lead role in developing, coordinating, and delivering the Route to Zero (R20) communications and engagement plan. Their scope will include internal and external engagement activities using a wide range of print and digital channels and communication techniques. They will plan and prepare eye-catching and engaging content to inform, excite and influence individuals and organisations to change behaviour and take positive action.
Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.
For informal enquires please contact Ellie Horwitch-Smith (Assistant Director, Route To Zero Carbon) via email at Ellie.Horwitch-Smith@birmingham.gov.uk
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.
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