Council call for Eco officers in recruitment drive

A brand-new net-zero team has been created at Hyndburn Council and the local authority are calling for eco warriors to apply.

Two new full-time roles are open for application, with pay up to £32,020 available. Successful candidates will have responsibilities including bid writing, securing future funding and delivering schemes to improve energy efficiency across Hyndburn.


Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council, said:

“Not only are we creating more jobs, the successful candidates will play a big part in helping us achieve our net-zero carbon ambitions.  Sustainability of buildings and services is a top priority. This added to the rising energy costs, it is even more important we lead the way on making our borough-future proof. These two new roles are a great opportunity for people who have an environmentally conscious background and want to make an impact.”


The responsibilities target energy efficiency, with one aspect being the decarbonisation of public sector buildings. These roles are great opportunities for people seeking to use their degrees or relevant experience in energy-efficiency related subjects, with an interest in environmental change and new energy technology. Drawing upon their experience within the field, the successful applicants could play a real part in driving the Council forward in energy transformation.

These roles would be working in a new low-carbon energy team, working for a Council who want to help work towards the challenge of net-zero and carbon reduction, as well as accessing investment from wide-ranging sources to maximise delivery of action.


Cllr Caroline Montague, Green Ambassador for Hyndburn, said:

“I am really pleased that Hyndburn are leading the way in making sure the borough is a cleaner and greener place for people to enjoy. These new job roles will be working to make sure eco projects are a success in the borough and I look forward to seeing a greener future for us.”


On the 19th of September 2020, Hyndburn Borough Council declared a Climate Emergency and Climate Pledge. They have committed to reducing their carbon output to net-zero, with an impressive strategy already being implemented via a whole host of actions, like renewable electricity generation onsite within Council buildings and reducing carbon emissions from the Council’s fleet. Hyndburn Council are now establishing a workforce to deliver these necessary changes.


For more information and to apply visit the website here.