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Join us in making Bristol a sustainable city

Bristol has long been a leader in sustainability and climate change but despite this track record we know that we need to do more and with greater urgency. This is why Bristol City Council and partners around the city have declared both climate change and ecological emergencies. 
In 2020 Bristol has developed two key strategies to respond to these emergencies:

These set out ambitious goals for the city and Bristol City Council will play a key role in achieving those goals. Bristol City Council has created an ambitious Climate and Ecological Emergency Programme with £4m of new funding. To deliver this comprehensive Programme and fill recent vacancies we are recruiting to eight posts in our Sustainable City and Climate Change Service, Property Service and Strategic Procurement and Supplier Relations Service.  

Leading by example

The City Council has made great progress in addressing sustainability and climate change in its operations. We intend to lead action in the city by being an exemplar for others to follow, becoming carbon neutral, being climate resilient and reducing our wider environmental impacts.

We are recruiting five roles that focus on this part of the Programme, bringing specialist technical knowledge and a robust project management approach to the Council’s:

  • property estate, excluding council housing
  • major capital construction projects
  • procurement 
  • environmental management system
  • wider climate change policies and action

Each post-holder will have specific technical knowledge related to that topic and work on a specific project as well as contributing to the wider Programme. 

Supporting action by partners and citizens

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Bristol City Council actively supports Bristol’s One City Approach, taking collective action on the city’s big challenges, like climate change. We have worked with partners and communities to develop the climate and ecological strategies.  

Now through the Programme we will work with partners and communities to rapidly accelerate progress, over the next three years, to help achieve the strategies’ goals. We are recruiting two roles to add to our existing capacity to do this. 

These are:

  • Climate Strategy Co-ordination Project Manager
  • Community Engagement and Diversity Project Manager

Improving air quality

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Air quality is also a key issue for Bristol and we are developing a new clean air plan to rapidly reduce pollution.

The Sustainable City Team monitor air quality across the city and will play an important role in tracking these improvements.

We have a vacancy for one Environmental Technical Support Officer to monitor air and water quality, analyse environmental data be involved in environmental projects.

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Find out more

Once you have read the information on these pages you would be welcome to have an informal discussion about the roles. 

Contact Alex Minshull, Sustainable City and Climate Change Manager at alex.minshull@bristol.gov.uk and he will arrange a conversation with the appropriate manager for you, after 4 January 2021.

Do not send CVs as we can only consider applications through our formal application process.

Applications close: 1 February 2021.

We plan to hold interviews by video link in the fortnight commencing 22 February 2021.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.