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The Church of England is committed to reaching Net Zero Carbon by 2030. To do this requires a decade of action by all parts of the Church. The priority is to reduce the emissions year-on-year from the energy use of our buildings and our work-related transport.
We have recently created a Net Zero Carbon (NZC) sub-committee of the national Environmental Working Group (EWG), who are tasked with leading this work. Some Dioceses have already started to develop detailed plans, others are in need of significant support.
This is a key role and a chance to make a real difference as theNet Zero Carbon Planning Officer.
You will be developing a 10 year net zero carbon plan for the Church of England, including wide-spread engagement across the Church, creating a basis for significant year-on-year reductions in our own greenhouse gas emissions from energy use and transport.
Knowledgeable and passionate about environmental issues with the ability to engage effectively and motivate others, you will bring your project management skills, proactive approach and commitment to delivering successful results to the team.
This post is offered on a fixed-term contract expected to last for 9 months. Your normal hours of work will be 21 hours per week, with your working pattern to be agreed. The salary will be prorated for the hours worked.
You will be home-based, with regular meetings in Church House, Westminster and occasional travel elsewhere.
Interviews will be held remotely on the 21st July 2021, using Zoom.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
The Role-Key Steps
This role will focus on the following areas, working closely with the two existing officers of the Environment Programme.
Collaborating with the Research and Statistics team on their work gathering information on our greenhouse gas emissions. Based on their analysis, create and communicate an easily understood ‘top down’ assessment of how to achieve net zero, showing the main sources of our emissions and – at a macro scale – the actions required to reduce them.
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