Project Administrative Officer - Climate Change

Sandwell, West Midlands
£24,982 - £29,577 per annum
30 Sep 2020
14 Oct 2020
Contract Type

This position is a fixed term contract for 12 months. This position will also be considered as a secondment opportunity for internal candidates. Interested internal candidates must obtain their line managers permission before submitting an application for this role.

Sandwell Council is taking steps to prepare the borough for the likely impacts of climate change and is looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic about achieving this goal and can offer business support to the Climate Change Programme. Sandwell is one of the four authorities which makes up the Black Country and is working closely with all members of the West Midlands Combined Authority to tackle climate change.

The council’s Climate Change Strategy includes an ambitious target for the authority to be carbon neutral by 2030 which is why the Climate Change Programme cuts across all areas of the council. Therefore, you must be comfortable in working with officers at all levels of the organisation and in supporting activities which help them to achieve carbon neutrality in their areas of work.

You should have: an interest in tackling climate change; a broad understanding of its causes; be familiar with the types of activities which are needed to lower emissions and to help Sandwell play its part in limiting the rise of the earth’s temperature.

You will have excellent organisational and communication skills, be experienced in supporting projects and in providing business support. You must be able to work independently and to demonstrate that you have the initiative and the skills to develop and lead on project activities. This is initially for a 12-month fixed term contract.

Full details of the role are contained in the attached Job Description and Personnel Specification.

If you have any queries in relation to the role or wish to have an informal discussion about it, please do not hesitate to contact Jo Miskin, Climate Change Programme Manager:

Our Values; TrustUnity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

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Supporting documents
Personnel Specification
Job Description
Information for Applicants