Low Carbon Lake District Coordinator

£27,116 – £32,331

3 Year Fixed Term Appointment (full time, with flexible working considered)

Are you passionate about delivering actions to reduce carbon and respond to the climate emergency? Do you have demonstrable experience in developing and delivering innovative and practical programmes and projects to reduce carbon? If so, we are looking for a driven and enthusiastic person to join us in our journey to become net-zero carbon.

The Low Carbon Lake District Programme

The Low Carbon Lake District programme is an exciting and innovative package of measures to deliver emission reductions in the Lake District and respond to the climate emergency. It builds on over 10 years of work of our local place based carbon budget and action plan https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/caringfor/policies/lowcarbonlakedistrict

The Low Carbon Lake District Programme is a partnership programme lead by the Lake District National Park, in partnership with the National Trust, Cumbria Tourism, South Lakeland District Council and the Lake District foundation. The programme includes; delivery of new walking and cycling infrastructure, installation of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, a small grants scheme for businesses and communities to invest in carbon reduction and innovative approaches to influencing peoples travel. The coordinator will work across all projects in the programme with a particular focus on the activities on linking low carbon and emission reduction to our visitor interpretation and experience as well as develop initiatives to pilot and trial innovative approaches to delivering low carbon and sustainable  transport solutions (such as driverless pods and e-bikes).

The Low Carbon Lake District II project has applied for funding from the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014- 2020 to support this post. This builds on a Low Carbon Lake District 1 project which started last year. Funding for the Low Carbon Lake District 2 project will be confirmed in September and prior to the post-holder agreeing a contract with employment.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions are the Managing Authorities for European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund funding through the Growth Programme, funds established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. By investing in projects the funds will help to support innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

Please read the full job descriptions and essential criteria, and if you think you have the skills and experience we’d love to hear from you. For an informal conversation about the role, please email liam.mcaleese@lakedistrict.gov.uk after 28 August.

Secondment arrangements will be considered.

Information pack including Application form

Role profile

Application form

Equality of opportunity

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applicants from all sectors of society. If you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the job, we will interview you.

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications is: Monday 16 September 2019 9:00am
  • Interviews will be held at Lake District National Park Authority on Friday 27 September 2019

Next steps

Please fill in the application form and email it to HR.Services@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Alternatively, you can post it to:

Human Resources
Lake District National Park Authority
Murley Moss
Oxenholme Road
Kendal LA9 7RL

We are unable to accept CVs.