Climate Change

Larkswood Park

We have declared a climate emergency.

At Waltham Forest, we know we have a major role to play in protecting our world.

We are recruiting an Assistant Director who will be taking a lead on this work. The person will be incredibly knowledgeable about the climate emergency agenda, and just as good at co-designing solutions and bringing people on board for the delivery of those.

If you are excited about this role, or you know someone else who might be, please do read and share the full advert which can be found here. If you’d like an informal conversation about the role first, please contact Mark Bearn at Hays on or 07872 672290

The successful candidate can expect to be:

  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of an ambitious action plan detailing the measures identified to deliver our net zero carbon target
  • Acting as an advisor to Cabinet and our senior team
  • Keeping up to date with national CE agenda and networks, and building partnerships that enable this
  • Securing external funding
  • Delivering key flagship projects

Climate Change will affect the borough in two main ways: increasing flood risk due to increased rainfall as a result of warmer and wetter winders; and overheating from rising temperatures. It is essential that we manage these risks and make our borough more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Providing and improving our existing green open spaces are integral to this as green infrastructure helps to reduce surface water run-off and reduce the urban heat island effect, as well as provide many other environmental and health and wellbeing benefits.