Join us in our pledge to deliver net zero
Our vision for Cambridgeshire
Our councillors and staff across Cambridgeshire are committed to creating a greener, fairer and more caring Cambridgeshire. To achieve our vision, our strategic framework (opens as a .pdf), sets out five corporate priorities as our key areas of focus. This includes our commitment to tackling climate change and sustainability.
A revised Climate Change Strategy was adopted at Full Council in February 2022. It sets the ambition for the county of Cambridgeshire to mitigate climate change and be net zero by 2045 whilst also adapting and building resilience to the impacts of climate change and improving our natural environment.
The council’s Environment and Green Investment Committee and Strategy and Resources Committee agreed in July to endorse an Enabling Net Zero Plan to support the council in achieving its goals, whilst at the same time transferring funding of £2.1 million to fund additional resources needed to deliver the plan.
As a result we are now looking for people to join our organisation to help us deliver our climate goals.
We're looking for people with:
- An interest or passion in climate change mitigation and adaptation
- Knowledge of climate change science and issues
- Personal interest in and passion for environmental sustainability issues
- An understanding or interest in the UK Governments net zero ambitions and local government’s role in achieving them
We’d really like to hear from ambitious, climate aware individuals who are keen to help us deliver our carbon reduction plans across the authority.
Cllr Lorna Dupre, chair of the council’s Environment and Green Investment Committee talks more about what we are doing locally to achieve our climate change ambitions.
Our ambition is to deliver net zero carbon emissions for Cambridgeshire by 2045, and support communities and our natural environment to adapt and thrive as the climate changes.
Cambridgeshire County Council is a signatory to UK 100, and a founder member of it’s Countryside Climate Network .
Find out more on the UK 100 and the Countryside Climate Network website about the key role that rural councils have to play in the UK achieving its Net Zero goals, with examples including from the Swaffham Prior Heat Network project.
There are many positive actions already underway across the Council. We have a track record of leadership and innovation, delivering first of their kind decarbonisation schemes across our schools, council buildings and communities. But we know that we need to work faster and do more. We must transform our services to be net zero, embedding a low carbon imperative into everything we do for our communities and empowering them to do the same.
We’re investing in our Net Zero Programme to deliver improved skills across the council; improved data and decarbonisation plans which deliver in a cost-effective way, with benefits for health, fuel poverty, supply chain development and realising local benefits.
We are seeking climate aware individuals to deliver our carbon reduction ambitions across the authority. We are offering a number of different roles with the exciting opportunity to be part of a dedicated and focussed programme team across the Council that plays a key role in supporting the Council’s pathway to Net Zero.
If you are looking for an employer that puts climate change and biodiversity at the heart of its work and have the right professional expertise we are looking for please apply.
Employing the best
We value our diverse workforce and the contribution all our employees make to the success of our organisation. We know that having a diverse workforce means we reflect the people in the communities we serve. We are committed to employing the best people and embrace diversity. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing within the workplace.
We are dedicated to staff wellbeing. Read more about it on our wellbeing page.
Recent news releases
- Council leads plans to transform Cambridgeshire’s local energy system - 9 August 2023
- Free home efficiency service launches in Friday Bridge to help residents save energy with heat pumps - 3 August 2023
- Communities invited to take action on flooding at Cambridgeshire Flood Action Conference - 27 July 2023
- Innovative Cambridgeshire farm receives seal of approval with Royal visit - 20 July 2023
- Moves to support UK’s farming future backed by England’s largest landowning Council - 18 July 2023