Graduate Project Officer – Environmental Education

Phoenix House

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 24th September 2019

Salary: £18795 - £19171

Total salary package*: £26141

Job Reference: LCC00675


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Your role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Project Officer to support the delivery of environmental education in Leicester. Environmental education is a core offer, delivered to primary, secondary and special schools in Leicester City.

Leicester City Council provides dedicated environmental education support to schools to help them become more sustainable in all that they do. As well as one to one support, schools can engage through termly #EcoTeachmeets, staff training, resource planning & workshops, an annual Eco-Schools conference & celebration event and keep up to date through dedicated social media, monthly eBulletins and termly newsletters. Schools are encouraged to sign up for the Eco-Schools Award.

We are looking for a graduate who is confident, able to work as part of a team as well as independently when required. You need to be able to interact with many types of stakeholders, including students and teachers in schools.

As a Graduate Project Officer you will support the delivery of projects within the sustainability and energy team, specifically around environmental education, whilst carrying out administrative duties and liaising with internal and external customers. You will prepare and deliver formal reports, briefings and updates, whilst assisting with the evaluation of projects.

What you will need

You will need to be able to use own initiative, with the ability to work alone and as part of a team, whilst demonstrating an appreciation of customer care.

An important part of the role is to manage your time effectively and meet work deadlines, whilst using your great communication, professional attitude and interpersonal skills sufficient to deal effectively with customers, work colleagues and senior management.

You will be enthusiastic, have a willingness to learn, be self-motivated, have an analytical approach, whist showing accuracy and an eye for detail in the work that is produced.

Additional information

This post is a fixed term 9-month role with a potential to be extended (dependent on external funding).

For an informal discussion please contact: Lee Jowett, Environmental Education Coordinator 0116 454 2271 or via email

Interview Date: Friday 4 October 2019.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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