Air Quality City Deal Projects Officer

16.84 - 20.97 GBP Hourly + GBP16.84 - GBP20.97/hour
09 Aug 2017
06 Sep 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Air Quality City Deal Projects Officer - Facilities and Environmental Services

Cambridge City Council

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Air Quality City Deal Projects Officer (Fixed Term 1 year)
DEPARTMENT: Environment
SERVICE: Refuse & Environment
GRADE: Band 6

REPORTS TO: Environmental Quality & Growth Manager


To work under the guidance of the Environmental Quality & Growth Manager (Cambridge City Council) and the Team Leader (City Access) Greater Cambridge City Deal Partnership (GCCDP), to deliver and maintain projects to facilitate the assessment and improvement of air quality in relation to the Greater Cambridge City Deal. Projects need to be delivered within time, quality and budget and will include; delivering a 'Clean Air Zone' feasibility and implementation plan for Cambridge, establishing and consolidating baseline air quality data for Cambridge and to establish likely impacts of City Deal funded transport interventions on local air quality.


Primary Goals

1. To proactively collate and consolidate existing air quality modelling, monitoring and traffic data to establish definitive baseline air quality conditions in Cambridge.

2. To use the available budget to commission and interpret air quality modelling works to cover any omissions / gaps in the existing body of data.

3. To scope, and implement the production of a comprehensive feasibility study and implementation plan for the establishment of an appropriate 'Clean Air Zone' for Cambridge following latest Central Government guidance.

4. Using available guidance, to establish a written procedure for the assessment of the impact of proposed City Deal funded transport interventions on Air Quality in the Cambridge Area

5. Where interventions relate to City Access interventions or will not otherwise be assessed - to commission modelling, interpret and report on the likely cumulative impact of interventions.

6. Where interventions form part of wider capital transport schemes, that will be subject to planning processes, the post-holder will ensure that the established procedures for assessment of air quality impacts are followed, interpreted and reported appropriately.

7. To seek out partners within other sectors, especially health and business, and to develop long terms partnership working to deliver co-ordinated projects that offer value for money that deliver the air quality objectives of the City Council and GCCDP.

8. To set up and manage and/or procure relationships with other Council services, Local Authorities, contractors, consultants, central government departments, commercial and voluntary organisations. These can include contractual relationships with the requirement to continuously monitor performance to ensure partnerships continue to deliver benefit to the Council and offer value for money.

9. To ensure the City Council and City Deal Board is kept up to date with continuously evolving local and national air quality policies and regulation, and to make recommendations that would either improve current programmes of work or identify new opportunities.

10. To identify and bid for external funding opportunities to support the City Council's/City Deal's air quality related activity that can meet the service objectives. All opportunities must be delivered within the scope of resources available to the team.

11. To assist in the development of air quality and low emission strategies and policies that can be delivered alongside local and national policies and to ensure they meet the wider Council and City Deal objectives where possible.

12. To draft detailed committee reports and senior management reports for the service as agreed. Reporting requirements may be out of the standard scope of internal City Council reporting; therefore all reports need to be prepared in a detailed way and in accordance with expertise and professional competencies.

13. To attend and present reports to committees, City Deal Board and senior management meetings, as well as attending and representing the service at liaison meetings with other services, agencies or business partners or community groups.

14. To design and implement a programme of promoting energy efficiency across all tenures, including events, promotions and activities and to provide a resource for outside organisations to provide information, presentations and attend meetings.

15. To prepare the Council and City Deal officers for media requests. This can include preparing media releases as part of a planned programme of work, or providing media interviews.

16. To carry out basic budget monitoring and purchasing of goods and services.

17. To assist in the investigation and compilation of reports/replies to freedom of information enquiries and formal complaints about the work of the team from the public, MPs and Elected Members.

18. To ensure all office paper and computer records including any statutory registers and statutory returns are kept and completed in accordance with statutory or adopted Council or service policy.

19. Ensure that accurate service information is maintained on customer and CSC facing material, including the CCC main website and CRM knowledge base including all scripts and FAQs

20. Deliver departmental services to the service level standards agreed with other City Council services and functions to ensure that high quality and joined up services are delivered.

21. At all times to represent the City Council and City Deal and its policies in a positive and professional manner.

22. Carry out any other duties as reasonably required by the City Access Lead Officer/Environmental Quality & Growth Manager/Environmental Health Manager/Head of Service from time to time in accordance with the grading of the post


Hours: 37

The roles reporting to this post: None

Liaison with: Council staff and managers, members, suppliers and servicing companies, businesses, general public and other agencies

Budget: GBP50-100k (Potentially)
Procurement, purchasing cost accounting


Health and Safety
Take due care at work and contribute to the ongoing implementation of policies and procedures to maintain the health, safety and welfare of self, colleagues, customers/clients and community. Ensure that accidents and/or unsafe or hazardous conditions are reported to management in line with policy.

Equality & Diversity
Undertake all aspects of employment and service provision with due regard to Equal Opportunities and diversity and associated organisation policy and practice. Demonstrate a commitment to openness and equality of opportunity and ensure that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

To work and behave in a manner that is consistent with the Council's expected ways of working (Competency Framework; & Code of conduct). To undertake all duties in accordance with the council's policy and practice, to maintain compliance with relevant statutory responsibilities and applicable legislation.

Team Working & Support
Act as an effective team member providing assistance to team members or other teams, as requested, to support the delivery of team and corporate objectives. Maintain links with other teams, groups and customers/clients as necessary to the role, sharing information where necessary. To take responsibility for identifying and agreeing personal learning and development needs with your manager, participating in activities relevant to the job or personal development. Work in line with the corporate policy and procedure.

City Council Vision & Medium Term Objectives
Undertake other duties as appropriate to the post, to support and contribute to the delivery of the organisation's medium term objectives, and vision.

Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take this responsibility seriously and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification

EXPERIENCE Experience of delivering a range of projects to cost, time and quality

Experience of assimilating a range of complex technical information and relating it to non-technical audiences

Relevant experience of partnership working across a range of stakeholders within a changing policy environment

Experience of contract management and procurement requirements.

Ability to manage a budget
Significant experience in a similar post

Experience of developing strategies

Local government experience

KNOWLEDGE Knowledge of project management principles

Good knowledge of the Law and Guidance relating to Air Quality and Transport

Good knowledge of the structure and function of local government


Have the ability and confidence to lead on projects and deliver successful outcomes.

Ability to travel to meetings and sites as needed

Able to communicate well at all levels, able to represent facts and negotiate in a balanced manner.

Have the ability to coordinate and organise workload.

Prepared to accept responsibility and deal with the public in a positive manner.

Able to negotiate and influence others to achieve service
outcomes and to influence investment priorities.

Ability to manage resources and deliver a cost effective service

Good IT skills including working with spreadsheets and databases

Good oral & written communication skills..... click apply for full job details