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Co-ordination Officer for Surrey Climate Commission

26th July 2022

Job purpose:   To co-ordinate and support the day-to-day activities of the Surrey Climate Commission.


Hours:             Part Time, circa 14 – 18 hours per week (to be agreed)


Term:              1 year contract (including 3 month probation period)         


Location:        Primarily home-based with travel to communities and meetings as needed          

Salary:             £26,000 – £30,000 pa Full Time Equivalent, i.e. circa £13,000 for part time role


Principal Activities


Communication/Signposting Role

  1. To assist in the setting up and delivery of a communications campaign using multiple channels to encourage sustainable consumption and living. e.g., reusing, reducing consumption, buying local, buying sustainably, active travel, car sharing and waste minimization.


2     To deliver the above through our existing network of community groups, climate hubs

and alliances and to continue to develop this network further.


3    To build a support role as part of this campaign by co-ordinating and motivating

Volunteers from the Commission and the wider network to provide education and

guidance to residents and organisations, when required.


4    To provide an on-going signposting role to assist the spread of good practice, useful

guidance and assistance with funding opportunities amongst our networks.


5   To co-ordinate the effective measurement of these campaigns, including input on how

this impacts on Surrey’s Carbon Baseline.


6   To collate feedback from our network so that our members and others can use it in lobbying Government, particularly via the PCAN network.



Coordination and Administration Role


  • Work with our main working groups (currently Transport, Energy and Built Environment,

Community and Engagement) to facilitate effective action and engagement in each of these areas, in order to deliver the Action Plan.


  • Assist in developing the business plan and funding opportunities to ensure the continuation of Surrey Climate Commission.


  • Help with organising events and meetings for Core and Working Groups.


  • Oversee effective coordination of our profile via Website, social media, and press.


  • Other activities appropriate to the role.


  • Note this role will require occasional attendance at evening events and meetings


Key requirements:    


  • Educated to degree level or with equivalent extensive experience, in either science, social science, business or communications
  • Very good understanding of the challenges and potential solutions of climate change
  • Good understanding of the role of the public sector and third sector (charities and voluntary organisations) in driving positive climate action
  • Very well organised and able to work on own initiative, with a proven track record in delivering a busy and varied workload
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience across written and social media, and in giving presentations
  • Proven experience in developing partnerships and engaging a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to set up and run a range of projects and activities



Accountable to:         Surrey Climate Commission Core Group


Principal contacts:     Richard Essex, Chair of Surrey Climate Commission


To apply:

Please send your CV along with a cover letter outlining your interest in (and suitability for) this role, to Cat Reeby, Surrey Climate Commission, at


For more information about the role please contact the Chair of Surrey Climate Commission, Richard Essex, at