Environment Behaviour Change Project Officer

Environment Behaviour Change Project Officer
Fixed Term Contract
Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Salary: £33,555- £38,129 per annum + excellent benefits per annum + exclusive benefits
Closes: 2021-06-20 T11:59:00
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD

The WMCA has an ambitious programme of work to enhance its natural environment and address climate change through its WM2041 plans.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven person to lead the creation and delivery of evidence-based environmental behaviour change initiatives that can transform the habits of our citizens and the ways of working of businesses across the region.

Behaviour change will play a key part in how we engage and influence people and businesses across the region in meeting the region's net-zero targets - and this is a unique opportunity to work with numerous stakeholders at a regional level to co-ordinate the development and delivery of behaviour change projects that will tackle climate change.

As our Environment Behaviour Change Project Officer, you will lead on the delivery of the Environment Behaviour Change Strategy and Delivery Plan covering topics such as natural environment, buildings, lifestyles, and transport (with Transport for West Midlands).

This will involve working with businesses and their representative bodies, and regional and local stakeholders, to ensure a joined-up approach to environment behaviour change campaigns and initiatives, including the promotion of the WM Net Zero Business Pledge.

This is a 2-year fixed-term contract with the potential to be extended.

About you

We're looking for someone who wants to make a real difference to our region and our planet, and who wants to leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.

You'll be curious about, and a real interest in, current challenges related to sustainability, conservation, and climate change.

Degree educated, or with equivalent professional experience, and evidence of continuing professional development in behaviour change, you'll have experience of developing and leading programmes of work that involve clear communications with the public and advocacy with a wide range of stakeholders.

We're looking for someone who has a good understanding and knowledge of the behavioural science literature and experience of working with data.

Knowledge of the environment and climate change policy context at a national, regional, and local level is also needed.

You'll need strong conceptual and analytical skills, able to review information and determine the best approach, and have experience in experimental methods and their real-world application.

You'll have a clear commitment to creating a fairer, greener, healthier West Midlands with examples of how you have put this commitment into action and an understanding of relevant policy agendas and their significance.

About the team

In June 2019, the WMCA declared a climate emergency and set a 2041 zero-carbon. In March 2021, we had published our first Five Year Plan setting out our priorities for decarbonising the region. The West Midlands Combined Authority's Environment Team, which forms part of the Public Service Reform Directorate, is leading the delivery of the directorate's work on environment and climate change with the aim to create a fairer, greener West Midlands.

We are a relatively new, but dynamic and growing team with an increasingly high-profile role at the WMCA and amongst regional stakeholders.

Almost all our programme is delivered in partnership and you will be working in a fast-paced environment alongside other directorates at the WMCA and with external partners.

The Team is also frequently called upon to go and speak at meetings and events; this has become a key route to disseminate our work and build new partnerships for delivery.

About us

Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we've shown we can step forward, speak up for our region, and bring people together.

Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands - that's our reason for being here and it drives every move we make.

We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region - a happier, healthier, better-connected place to live and work.

As an employer, we fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us.

We are committed to providing a positive, healthy, and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected.

We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List, and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.

Our employees feel they can make a difference and are excited by the growth and the potential to shape the future.

As the WMCA is undergoing a period of significant change, our employees are engaging with what is going on and we are encouraging a culture where people feel they can contribute towards improvements.

We're ambitious, forward-thinking, and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do.

We trust and support each other to get the job done and encourage creativity, originality, and curiosity from those who work with us.

We're committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.

If your values align with ours and you're committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.

Please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our online application site.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £33555.00 - £38129.00 per annum + + exclusive benefits
  • Location: Birmingham, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2021-06-02 16:14:52 -

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