In recent years, more than two-thirds of local authorities have declared a climate emergency. Local authorities are at the forefront of tackling the climate crisis and helping the UK achieve its net zero ambitions by 2050.
Councils have a range of powers at their disposal to create cleaner, greener and more sustainable communities. To help bring this into practice, they are looking to increase their in-house sustainability capacity and expertise. Some key examples of how local authorities are driving forward the sustainability agenda are through the retrofitting of housing stock and cutting-edge carbon monitoring of new developments.
Sustainability teams in the public sector include professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines who can perform many different roles. From monitoring the carbon footprint of housing and developing biodiversity guidance for new buildings, to developing innovative infrastructure that creates more sustainable and biodiverse places.
Examples of Sustainability Initiatives led by Local Authorities
Common Job Titles
The list below shows common job titles we recently recruited to, that fall under this grouping:
- Zero Carbon Housing Manager
- Housing Energy & Sustainability Manager
- Senior Planning & Sustainability Policy Officer
- Lead Sustainability Planning Officer
- Programme Manager (low carbon)