Senior Strategic Environment Officer job in Leicester City at East Midlands Shared Services

Senior Strategic Environment Officer

Company: East Midlands Shared Services

Location: Leicester UK

Date Posted:May 18, 2018

An opportunity to join a hardworking, committed team seeking to improve the environmental performance of Leicestershire County Council and meet the challenges and opportunities of climate change, during testing financial times for local government and an evolving political, legislative and economic landscape.The role will require someone with a sound understanding of environmental management systems and environmental legislation. They should also have a good understanding of the current policy and strategic context and have experience of developing environmental policies and strategies and of managing and delivering projects.They should have experience of working with and developing strong partnerships with a variety of stakeholders from the public, private and voluntary sectors. Good communication and presentation skills as well as the ability to negotiate, shape and influence to achieve successful outcomes are important.The role will require someone who can work on their own initiative and as part of multi-disciplinary teams. They should also be able to work to tight timescales and to agreed targets. They should have a customer focussed and outcomes based approach to doing their job.  ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Relevant degree or equivalent demonstrable work experience in a relevant environmental area and evidence of continued learning and development.Experience of managing and developing an Environmental Management System (EMS) preferably to ISO14001 standard.Successfully managing and delivering projects.Preparing of strategic and policy documents.Successful negotiation and facilitation with a range of internal and external stakeholders, particularly at a senior level.Developing and maintaining performance management systems, preferably in relation to the environment.Knowledge of environmental legislation and statutory duties as well as environmental management, climate change, ecology, land management or green infrastructure strategic issues.Excellent communication and presentation skills including the ability to negotiate, shape and influence to achieve successful outcomes, particularly at a senior level. Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page for more details. For informal enquires please contact James O’Brien, Tel: 0116 305 7319Email: james.obrien@leics.gov.ukLeicestershire County Council is committed to Smarter Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.We are supportive of flexible working and candidates who wish to discuss this should contact James O’Brien (recruiting manager) to discuss what is possible for this role. Examples may include requests for flexible working patterns, compressed hours, flexible start and finish times, home/remote working etc.Please apply sending us your CV as well as a supporting statement, detailing how you meet all of the requirements of the post. The supporting statement should be no longer than 500 words and be incorporated into your CV, to form a single document.Link to Environment and Transport’s web pages for further information about the department, working for Leicestershire County Council and the job opportunities available.  If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk View full job description
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