Situation Vacant – Climate Emergency Projects Officer (Part-Time)

Henley Town Council is on the hunt for a new Projects Officer to help in its work to tackle the climate emergency.

The Town Council declared a climate emergency earlier this year, and has been working with a dedicated group of volunteers to bring forward a wide range of measures to tackle the climate emergency, as well as a number of related schemes to improve traffic flow and sustainable transport.

The Projects Officer will be the Council’s lead officer for these two closely-related areas of climate emergency and transport strategy, coordinating a range of exciting schemes including electric vehicle charging points on-street and in Town Council-owned car parks; working with a community benefit society to install solar panels on commercial buildings and investigate larger scale renewable energy projects; tree planting; improving sustainable transport links; monitoring town centre air quality; arranging building energy audits; and traffic flow modelling.

The Town Council is looking for someone with experience of project management and a passion for the environmental issues. Interested candidates can find out more information by contacting the Town Council or visiting www.henleytowncouncil.gov.uk. The closing date for applications is 31st July 2020.

Town Clerk, Sheridan Jacklin-Edward, said “Improving our environment, air quality, and tackling the climate emergency is important for the long-term sustainability of Henley and the surrounding area, and the Town Council are committed to leading the way on these important issues. This is a great opportunity for an environmentally-conscious individual with experience of managing projects to join us in making a real difference to the local community.”

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