Sustainable City Projects Officer

Oxford, Oxfordshire
G6: £29,142 to £30,849 per annum
17 Nov 2017
15 Dec 2017
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

The role

Do you have excellent project coordination and management skills? Do you have an interest in sustainability and are looking to develop your knowledge and experience? If so, this could be an excellent opportunity for you to join our team.

Oxford City Council’s Sustainable City Team accelerates city-wide sustainability, particularly carbon emissions reductions and air quality improvements. We do this by working with and for our partners across the City.

This role will support the delivery of key partnership programmes, such as provision of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and low carbon economy business support, by helping to deliver communications materials and events, maintain project management documentation and undertake discrete pieces of work that contribute towards these wide ranging programmes. The role will also deliver short projects working in collaboration with other teams in the Council, such as the Priority Axis 4 ERDF project, ‘Growing Oxfordshire’s Low Carbon Economy’.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a great City and be part of an enthusiastic and forward thinking team.

About us

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi award winning Council and in 2015 we secured Champion IiP status along with Overall IiP Employer of the Year 2015, demonstrating our commitment to our employees and their wellbeing. We also scooped the Association of Public Sector Excellence Council of the Year award in 2015 and the Municipal Journal Best Achieving Council prize in 2014.

With over 1,200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities now is a truly exciting time to be working in Local Government. We are all about going above and beyond to improve outcomes for local people, and you might be surprised at the range and quality of services we provide.

We offer a great range of benefits which include generous holiday from 28 days per year plus bank holidays, Local Government defined benefit pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and the ability to work flexibly in many of our roles. We offer well defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also support our staff through the employee wellbeing programme with a range of services including resilience training, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please). For further information and how to apply online, please visit If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848 or 07483 011151 for Direct Services roles. Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact, Mairi Brookes on 01865 252122 or email

We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any vacancies.

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.