Post: Sustainability Officer
Grade: FRS C
Starting salary: £29,244 per annum
Salary range for the FRS C grade: £29,244 - £35,107 per annum
Closing date: Monday 28 October 2019 at 16:00 GMT
An opportunity has arisen within the London Fire Brigade in the permanent role of Sustainability Officer.
In this role you will be supporting the Sustainable Development team to deliver on key policies covering sustainability, including Responsible Procurement and the management of environmental compliance. This includes undertaking environmental audits at fire stations and other premises across London, reviewing legislation changes and maintaining compliance registers., producing/collating and analysing information to inform policy and procedure development, performance management and drafting of reports on these areas. Supporting procurers to include Responsible Procurement within contracts to improve the social value gained through our spend and to monitor supplier performance.
You will require experience of collecting and analysing data for inclusion in papers and reports and will need to possess an environmental degree in a relevant environmental subject. Good oral and written communications skills are required to liaise with all levels of a multi- disciplined staff and representatives from outside bodies. You will also require an awareness of responsible procurement application within the public sector and environmental management systems.
Further information about the main duties and responsibilities of the role are detailed in the attached job description.
Please ensure you give yourself enough time to complete and submit your application. Late or un-submitted applications will not be accepted.
Please note any correspondence received from us will be via e-mail and sent to the address you provide on your application form.
We value the diversity of our employees, and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across London. The London Fire Commissioner is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.
As part of the online application form, candidates must provide evidence to address the following criteria:
Selection Criteria 1 - Possess an environmental degree in a relevant environmental subject and gained relevant work experience. Evidence of membership of or studying towards associate level of IEMA is desirable.
Selection Criteria 2 - Good written and oral communication skills for the effective liaison with all levels of multi-disciplined staff and staff representatives and outside bodies.
Selection Criteria 3 - Demonstrate knowledge of environmental legislation and best practice in environmental management.
Selection Criteria 4 - Demonstrate an awareness of the principles of Sustainable Development and its practical application in relation to environmental improvement and responsible procurement.
Assessment for this role is due to place week commencing 11 November 2019. Please be advised that if you are unable to make the scheduled assessment date, we may not be able to make alternative arrangements.
In line with the Basic Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) employment checks will be completed by successful candidates, which will include a basic criminal records check. Successful candidate will be required to declare any convictions for offences which are not spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and any offer of employment is subject to the LFC receiving a criminal records disclosure which it considers satisfactory. Successful candidates should apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to get a copy of their criminal record and share the original disclosure certificate with the LFC. The check will only show convictions that are not ‘spent’. It will cost the successful candidates £23 (current charge) and usually takes up to 14 days.