Climate Change Intern

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Working Pattern:
As and when required
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
30/07/2021 23:59
Job Category:
HR / Training
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Across Northumberland
Number of posts:
Closing date:
30 Jul
Further Information

Northumberland County Council declared a Climate Emergency in 2019. Since then, we have been busy identifying and delivering projects that attract investment to the county, create new jobs for the green economy and reduce our carbon footprint.

We have set out details of the projects we need to deliver in the next two years and a route to achieving net zero by 2030 in our most recent Climate Change Action Plan (www.northumberland.gov.uk/climateactionplan).

We are recruiting summer interns to work on a number of exciting projects for us, which will contribute to our climate change goals.

If you enjoy solving complex problems and working with people to change perceptions and want to work towards making Northumberland the greenest county in the UK, then we would love to meet you.

We are interested in applications from people from all backgrounds and are especially interested in applications from a diverse range of individuals.

These roles will appeal to current undergraduates, recent graduates, or school leavers. Previous experience of working as part of a climate change project team and / or in the public sector is not a requirement for any of these posts.

In order to apply, please download the attached application form and return via email to temporarystaffing@northumberland.gov.uk

The Staff Bank is managed by the Temporary Staffing Team, who you can contact via temporarystaffing@northumberland.gov.uk. You will be subject to Northumberland County Council's pre-employment checking process which includes a minimum of 2 references covering the past 3 years, health clearance and proof of right to work in the UK and depending on the assignment you may be required to undertake a DBS check.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please email the Temporary Staffing Team

Northumberland County Council is proud to be considered an employer who represents equality and diversity across all service areas. This is highlighted by our ranking of 34th in the nationwide Stonewall Workplace Equity Index (https://www.stonewall.org.uk/creating-inclusive-workplaces/workplace-equality-indices/uk-workplace-equality-index), of which we have been listed in the Top 100 Employers for two years now. The Council also boasts the smallest gender pay gap in local authorities across the North East, at only 0.5%.

If you would like to discuss any of the above roles informally, please contact the team via the climate change inbox: climate@northumberland.gov.uk.