Job opportunity: Sustainable Environment Officer (Streetscene and Place)


Grade 7 - £27,344 to £29,439 per annum. 


37 hours per week. 




Based at our depot on Knutton Lane in Newcastle-under-Lyme. 

About the job 

You will be dynamic, enthusiastic, organised and well-motivated, with a sound knowledge of the issues, legislative picture, and aware of forthcoming changes – and you’ll be full of ideas, too.  We deliver excellent services and set high standards for Streetscene, and you’ll be qualified to at least degree standard (or an equivalent) in a relevant subject, and have an eagerness to pursue additional training, skills and challenges.  You’ll need to have a current valid driving license, experience of training, good skills with Microsoft packages, and ideally knowledge of our Borough.  A keen interest in communication and research are a must, and the ability to function and focus in a dynamic working environment.  As a team player you’ll be able to build relationships across the Council, and with partners and the residential and commercial communities. 

Our Net Zero Roadmap will need you to be able to lead on embedding climate change and net zero issues and promote good environmental practice.  Creating reports and collating data against the Roadmap will also be a key element of the role.  You’ll be the primary ‘on-the-ground’ role for sustainability at the Council, and a talent for translating research and knowledge from theory to reality is essential.  You’ll also be working with our Streetscene operational team to create positive visibility for a range of high-profile services including formal parks and planting, meadow creation and management, country parks, playgrounds, heavily used neighbourhood shop and park areas, the presentation of the town centre and a diverse range of other environments and projects.  You’ll see this an exciting challenge, with plenty of opportunities for shouting about our work and successes. 

We know that optimising the use of frontline services, and sustainability best practice, are the future, and the investment of ‘Green Skills’ at the Council is key to achieving our targets.  The culture here is all about getting the best out of our team by providing a range of benefits to everyone.  These benefits include a great pension, staff offers and discounts, support for time out volunteering and a working environment which values everyone. We offer training to progress careers and learn more skills, all in exchange for working in the local community and make a positive impact every day.  We expect good teamwork, and focus on being accountable, respectful of everybody, and achieving our goals. 


Want an informal chat about whether this job is for you?  Contact Jane Finnemore, Development Manager, on ( or call 01782 742588. 

Closing date

5pm on Wednesday 12 April 2023. 

(Should we receive a large number of applications, then this post could close sooner than the date stated). 

Successful candidates will hear from us within two weeks of the closing date.

Supporting documents and information 

Download the job description and person specification

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