Ealing Council


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Job Title

Climate Action Graduate

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Job type

Full Time

Salary package

£32,925.00 - £33,957.00 p.a., inclusive LW (Grade 6)

Job description

2 years – Fixed-term contract for external applicants and/or secondment opportunity for LBE employees

About the role and you

The climate action and sustainability team plays a leading role in creating the stragety and actions to support Ealing Council to achieve its commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030. The Climate Action Graduate will support our team on an exciting work programme to deliver on our targets and shape our future.

The successful candidate will have the ability to build relationships, think and act strategically and prioritise work that will move the council decisively toward carbon neutrality and ecological recovery. The purpose of the role is:

To contribute to the delivery of the council’s climate strategy.

To support delivery of climate action programmes of work and gain an understanding of the social, political and financial mechanisms of local government and climate change.

Develop knowledge, skills and experience to be an effective sustainability practitioner and future leader upon completion of the graduate placement.


To be successful in this role you will need the following skills and experience:

Good understanding of the climate change agenda and policy landscape.

Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships within your organisation and with external partners.

Excellent verbal and written presentation and communication skills with ability to communicate at all levels.

Excellent attention to detail, and ability to analyse and interpret data.

Excellent personal organisation skills, including prioritising own workload.

The ability to work in a proactive way without need for close or continuous supervision.

Ability to follow instructions and work to deadlines.

You will be expected to work 35 hours per week, remotely, in the office and at other sites within the borough as necessary to support the work. The role may also involve occasional evening work and weekends.

Ealing Council employees will be offered a secondment, external candidates will be offered a fixed term contract. Ealing employees please ensure the secondment release form is signed by your line manager prior to applying. Please return your completed form to: hrssc-recruit-mentteam@ealing.gov.uk.


This role is deemed customer facing and as such you must have a command of spoken English which is sufficient to enable you to effectively perform the role. This requirement relates to Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.

This post is subject to Ealing’s enhanced vetting process.

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