Sustainable Development Officer

Aberdeen City Council
£30,784 - £35,228 per year
21 Nov 2016
12 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Location: Marischal College
Duration: Permanent, Hours: 37 hours per week, 1 vacancy

Aberdeen City Council is seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to contribute to its Environmental Policy team. The team has responsibility for sustainable development, natural environment policy and strategies, access and core path planning, tree matters relating to development and Strategic Environmental Assessments. Whilst involved in all matters related to the environment and sustainable development, this post holder will be more specifically focussed on matters related to the Council’s strategic delivery of sustainable development’s duties and responsibilities, including: internal waste, responsible procurement, climate change, carbon reduction, energy planning, urban planning, stakeholder engagement and awareness raising. The post holder will work in partnership across the Council, with statutory and non-statutory groups and organisations and the citizens of Aberdeen. 



The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Undergraduate Degree (or equivalent) in Planning, Environment or a related discipline (e.g. Geography, GIS, Resource Management, etc.).

Membership of an appropriate professional body related to the demands of the post.


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Experience and enthusiasm for sustainable development and environmental policy.

Good analytical and administrative skills.

Ability to communicate and negotiate effectively, including managing conflict.

Ability to work well with colleagues to achieve corporate objectives.

Ability to prepare cogent reports.

A good knowledge of PC systems and programmes.

The post holder will be expected to:

Contribute to the preparation, monitoring and implementation of sustainable development policies, plans, strategies and projects.

Promote awareness of sustainable development and environmental issues.

Work in partnership with other sections of the Service, other Council Services, external bodies, community organisations and the general public.

Advise and attend Council Committees, local and national working groups/fora (including statutory groups) as appropriate.

Contribute to the development and implementation of related plans, strategies and projects of other Council Services and community planning partners.

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details

Interviews will be held either w/c 19th December or early January.

See also:
2. Sustainable Development Officer Job Profile.doc