Climate Action Lead

Location: Woods Mill / Home Working

 Salary: £21,860.89 £29,147.85 pro rata

Contract Type: Fixed term (9 months)

Hours: 35 hours per week

Closing Date: 30th October 5pm

Interview Date: 11th November


Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex.  We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside and coast. By working alongside local people we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places. Together we can make sure that future generations living in Sussex will be able to enjoy the sense of wonder and well-being that nature offers.


Sussex Wildlife Trust has a target to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions by 2030, but needs to understand its overall emission and sequestration figures as soon as possible, ideally reaching net zero emissions significantly sooner than 2030.  Net Zero for Sussex Wildlife Trust is set against a backdrop of a deeper understanding of the current and future role of our own Estate in carbon storage and potential sequestration.  This work sits under a broader organisational Climate Action Plan.

In order to embed the fast evolving national Carbon Agenda in Sussex Wildlife Trust policy and practice we are looking for an experienced and talented individual to work with technical experts within the Trust to take the numerous strands of this work forward over a nine month period.


You will have a degree or significant experience in environmental management or equivalent subject.

You will have extensive working knowledge and experience of project management, with particular experience in environmental and energy management, understanding climate projections, with a sound, demonstrable understanding of Climate Change and associated issues and responses.

Demonstrable experience of the development of environmental strategies and policies with proven ability in effectively managing multiple projects and demonstrate the impacts of the above including baselining performance and the production and presentation of a range of targets and metrics.

You will have significant experience of working collaboratively across and organisation with a range of colleagues and disciplines

You will have excellent communication skills with proven expertise in creating plain English interpretations of complex topics

You will have an excellent understanding of the role and range of Nature Based Solutions that are relevant to the Sussex land and seascape.


This role offers 24 days annual leave (pro rata), access to an Employee Assistance Scheme and the opportunity to help the Sussex Wildlife Trust make a real difference.