Diocesan Environment Officer

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London Bridge
£28,000 - £30,000 pro rata

The Diocese of Southwark is committed to safeguarding the integrity of creation, by tackling climate change, reducing carbon emissions, becoming an Eco Diocese and embedding care for creation in our liturgy and worship. This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate, proactive individual to join the team as Diocesan Environment Officer, representing the Diocese at a national level and working with churches around the Diocese to achieve a greener future.

  • To be an informed and knowledgeable advocate and champion for environmental issues across the Diocese, keeping up to date with the work of national environmental organisations and charities
  • To take on the formal role of Diocesan Environment Officer, representing the Diocese in national groups, attending meetings and conferences and feeding back effectively to the Diocese.
  • To engage parishes and Deaneries effectively on environmental issues, including written communications, website updates, delivering talks and organising events
  • To be a focal point for parishes who need support in working on environmental issues, supporting individual Area Advisers on problems, ideas and best practice; maintaining a comprehensive list of useful resources for parishes, running monthly Eco Church surgeries, speaking at parish and Deanery events
  • To initiate, develop and lead a network of Deanery Environmental Champions across the Diocese
  • To support the Head of JPIC in developing a plan to achieve Net Zero Carbon in the Diocese


You will be passionate about caring for God’s creation and knowledgeable about current thinking in tackling climate change, ready with tips for individuals and churches whether that is reducing plastic, switching to renewable energy, greening the liturgy, or helping churches find information about heat pumps or solar panels. You will be willing and able to communicate your passion on social media and the website and also by running training events and webinars. You will enjoy working collaboratively and will thrive on the challenge of creating a network of Eco Champions across the Diocese, thinking creatively about how to engage schools and young people in this. You are self-motivated and highly organised, able to plan and track your work and manage competing deadlines effectively.

The Diocese of Southwark, founded in 1905, forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England and is part of the wider Church of England, in turn part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Diocese covers primarily the area of Greater London, which is south of the Thames, together with the eastern part of the county of Surrey. It is one of the largest dioceses in terms of population and parishes as well as one of the most diverse.

The Diocese covers fifteen Local Planning Authorities (in part or wholly).

The Diocese seeks to be a Christian presence and to share the Christian faith in each of its parishes through the mission and ministry of its clergy, congregations, schools and chaplaincies and works to promote the common good, with a particular concern for those most in need.

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