Strategic Environmental Advisor
About Us and the Role
Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is looking to appoint a Strategic Environmental Advisor.
Reporting to Commissioner Energy & Environmental Management, you will provide a high level of expertise in your professional discipline, implementing, designing and shaping solutions to achieve service delivery plans. You will ensure WCC maintains its ISO14001 certified environmental management system, addressing all statutory and compliance obligations and seeking to minimise and mitigate the adverse impacts of the County's activities on the environment. In addition you will help shape how the Council responds to new and emerging environmental challenges and opportunities, aligning environmental initiatives to the Council’s net zero carbon targets.
You will be an active part of the Strategic Asset Management team which delivers a range of activities for the WCC estate from scoping, developing and commissioning programmes and projects that lead to significant capital investment and assuring risk and compliance across the portfolio.
You will have:
- Substantial experience of implementing Environmental Management Systems.
- Comprehensive knowledge of applying relevant environmental legislation and policy.
- Experience of developing and implementing appropriate environmental Strategies and Policies that encourage best practice and which are aligned to our climate change initiatives.
- Experience of establishing effective governance and controls aligned to environmental legislation and work practices.
- Experience monitoring adherence to workable environmental procedures.
- Skills in successful stakeholder management.
- Familiarity of writing papers and reporting to Project / Corporate Boards / Members as required.
- Degree or equivalent in relevant Environmental Science and or professionally registered and be a ISO14001 accredited auditor.
- Be willing to commute around the County.
To be successful in this role you will:
- Maintain a risk register, identify controls to manage and reduce the Authority's significant environmental risks.
- Lead on the provision of environmental training and instruction to all staff developing and improving a culture of environmental awareness, and where applicable to others working on behalf of the organisation.
- Ensure that an up-to-date compliance register of environmental and energy legislation pertinent to the authority's activities and estate is maintained with actions to mitigate risks of non-compliance.
- Ensure that effective internal environmental audits are managed across the Council.
- Liaise with Senior managers and internal staff to raise awareness of environmental issues and ensure objectives are met.
- Collect, analyse and report data in line with internal requirements and requests.
- Be familiar with interpreting complex data and presenting in a comprehensive report format.
- Liaise with external bodies regarding environmental consents and permits relating to the Authority's activities.
- Have a solution-oriented approach to manage risk appropriately.
- Be familiar with advising project teams on environmental issues and legal requirements.
- Develop and maintain good working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including Councillors, Senior Leadership, statutory partners, service providers, voluntary sector and customers.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.
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Closing Date: Monday, 22nd August 2022
Interview Date: 31st August / 1St September 2022
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Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.