Programme Manager – Air Quality Job at Hertfordshire County Council – Hertford
Hertfordshire has over one million residents and as well as large rural areas, has over a dozen medium sized towns all in close proximity to London. It also has a heavy reliance on personal motor vehicles and at many locations across the County is faced with risk of road congestion.
Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) has responsibility through the Local Transport Plan, to work with local authorities in producing Air Quality Management Area Action Plans. Furthermore, HCC through its Public Health remit is responsible for working with local authorities to reduce public exposure to elevated concentrations of air pollutants, particularly PM2.5. HCC published its Air Quality Strategy and Implementation Plan in April 2019.
We also have a clear ambition for the County to be a sustainable place to live, with communities resilient to climate change and this role will play a key role in achieving this.
Lead the County Council’s delivery of the Air Quality Strategy and Implementation Plan
Have oversight of all air quality related work across the County Council
Be the first point of contact on air quality matters
Improve population health outcomes
Tackle air pollution across the County
Work collaboratively across HCC departments, District and Borough Partners and wider NHS Stakeholders
Degree or equivalent qualification, ideally a Masters in Air Pollution Management, Public Health or Environmental Science
Demonstrable equivalent working experience of air quality management or environmental public health
Experience of working with a range of partners and a commitment to working collaboratively
Work with a wide variety of stakeholders at all levels and a professional approachable manner
Strong communication skills
Please ensure your application includes a supporting statement which addresses how you meet the requirements of the role. Any applications without a supporting statement will be rejected.
Closing Date: 25 April 2021
Interview Date: w.c. 10 May 2021
Benefits of Working for HCC:
Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
Excellent Career Development
Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
How to Apply: Please follow the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.
Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview.
Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
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About the Company
Company: Hertfordshire County Council –
Company Location: Hertford