Climate Officer

Job title: Climate Officer
Closing date: Friday 20th Aug 2021
Interviews: Tuesday 7th September 2021
Salary:  £13,504 to £14,330 per annum
Pension: Stakeholder only – Local Government Pension Scheme benefits do not apply
Hours: 20 hours per week
Length of contract: Fixed term until 31st May 2023
Probation period:      Three months
Holiday: 30 days per annum Inclusive of Bank Holidays – pro rata based on give day working week
Reporting to: Deputy Town Clerk (TC/RFO Designate)


Are you passionate about the environment and climate change and want to work in a role where you will make a difference?

Todmorden Town Council have declared a Climate Emergency and produced a Climate Emergency Action Plan that now requires a highly motivated individual to implement all aspects of the plan. The role will involve researching and planning how to take forward the different elements of the Action Plan at local level, how to resource them, how to involve the local community and voluntary groups and then start to deliver elements within an agreed timetable.

As Clerk to the Climate Emergency Committee the role will also provide administrative support to the Climate Emergency Committee and help in their wider role of influencing Climate Change. Clerking this committee will involve feature regular agenda production, minute taking and report writing for which training will be provided.

The successful applicant must have been involved in a Climate Change related role.

This is new area of activity and an opportunity for the successful applicant to us their own  initiative and independence to move Councillors ambitions forward.

Whilst some attendance at the office will be required, the role may suit someone who wishes to mix working from home and the office. A laptop, printer and mobile phone will be provided.

Hours of working may be flexible, subject to always attending Climate Emergency Committee Meetings, normally held on four Wednesday evenings per annum and any periodic working groups/informal meetings that require support.

Whilst not essential, holding a degree in a relevant area such as Environmental Management or Climate Science would be welcome in terms of background knowledge and understanding.

This is however not an influencing Policy role but very much a hands-on role that delivers a range of actions requiring an innovative approach, determination to succeed and resilience to source the resources necessary to complete all elements of the Action Plan.

There will be a need to mobilise community support for several of the actions and candidates will need to demonstrate that they can work in partnership with community groups and maintain good working relationships with councillors and key stakeholders.

The post-holder must demonstrate impartiality and objectivity appropriate to working with a Town Council.

You will be required to work some evenings and occasional weekends, as the needs of the service require.

For further details:

For an informal discussion about the role please call Colin Hill Town Clerk/RFO Mon – Thur between 8am to 4pm on 01706 318132 or 07923257879

Completed applications:

Completed applications can be returned by email to [email protected] or posted to Todmorden Town Council, Todmorden Community College, Burnley Road, Todmorden, OL14 7BX, marked for the attention of Colin Hill Town Clerk

Application Forms, Job Descriptions, Climate Emergency Action Plan & Other Supporting Documents:

Climate Officer Advert

Climate Officer Applicant covering letter

Job Description for Climate Officer

Application Form Climate Officer

Action Plan for CEC Final

Interim Staffing Structure until May 2022

Staffing Structure May 2022 TO May 2023

Staffing Structure Post May 2023

Strategic structure

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