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Environmental Consultant

Project PECT 2021
Organisation PECT
Job Description

Environmental Consultant

Would you like to join an organisation taking real action for people and the environment?

PECT is an independent charity creating sustainable places by supporting the reduction of resource use, enhancing the natural environment, educating on the changes needed and improving the health and wellbeing of communities that we work with.

Based at the entrance to a country park on the outskirts of Peterborough, PECT is a fun and dynamic place to work. We deliver real impact and benefits for the environment and our values are based around our team, partners and those we work with:

  • Change – Creating sustainable places that are better for people and the environment

  • Expertise – Use knowledge and experience to design and deliver meaningful impact

  • People – Strong and vibrant team who are committed to sustainability

  • Together – We take collaborative action to create positive change

Location: Peterborough / Cambridgeshire

Employer: PECT

Salary (per annum pro rata): £24,000 - £27,000

Start Date: September / October 2021

Contract: Fixed Term until 31st March 2022

Purpose of role:

Are you a proactive and enthusiastic person with experience supporting businesses to improve their environmental impact, then come join our team!

We are looking for a talented individual to work directly with organisations to support them on their sustainability journeys, helping them to understand their environmental impact and taking steps to reduce their impact on the environment and their carbon emissions.

This is an initial 6-month role, with the potential for a longer contract subject to future funding.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide one-to-one support to eligible SMEs including on-site audits and development of detailed reports and action plans

  • Responsible for engaging SMEs and promoting the project through attending events and undertaking referral.

  • Undertake monitoring and evaluation for all support provided, ensuring eligibility criteria is met and evidence is provided as per funder requirements

  • Maintain accurate written records and provide information as required for monthly reports to funder

  • Build, develop and maintain partnerships with a range of stakeholders from the private, public and voluntary sector

  • Maintain and continually improve knowledge of Environmental Management and Environmental Legislation

  • Develop promotional case studies of businesses supported

  • Undertake a range of day-to-day project administration activities including using Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Any other reasonable tasks requested by line manager

  • Seek opportunities to develop new/extend existing work and income streams for PECT. This could be through project development, fundraising and/or partnership working.

Person specification

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in an environmental, business or science related discipline

  • Experience of practical resource efficiency support delivery and successfully engaging businesses to realise actual savings

  • Experience of working in a busy office environment

  • Experience and confidence to sell business support services

  • Understanding of climate change and sustainability, particularly in relation to SMEs

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, ability to build and maintain relationships with people at all levels

  • Good organisational skills with the ability to work effectively under pressure to meet targets and handle issues that arise

  • IT literate especially in Microsoft Office software

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability and willingness to travel for site visits and meeting to deliver support, where possible using sustainable methods of transport


  • Experience of working with businesses, particularly SMEs and understanding the pressures facing the SME sector.

  • Experience of maintaining and developing administrative systems.

  • Associate level membership with IEMA or other professional sustainability organisation.


CAUK reference: 2410

Hours/Week: 37 (Part time hours will be considered)

Based: This position will be based at PECT’s offices: Ham Lane House, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU with a regular need to undertake site visits. There may be opportunities to work from home on some days.

Work outside normal hours: Occasional evening and weekend work will be required

Reports to: Director of Operations

For some activities, such as working directly with children on a regular basis, a DBS check may be required.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and documentation is required to support this.

Please note: This project will be subject to confirmation of funding.


Application Deadline: Sunday 12th September 2021

Interview Date: w/c 13th September 2021

Anticipated Start Date: October 2021

To apply:

Please submit a covering letter and CV via the Apply Now or send to

You may be contacted for a brief telephone interview before the formal interviews. If shortlisted for interview you will be required to prepare a presentation or complete a brief task, relevant to the role, as part of the interview.

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Variation Clause:

This is a description of the job, as it is constituted at the date shown. It is the practice of the Trust periodically to examine job descriptions, update them and ensure that they relate to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. The appropriate Manager in consultation with the post holder will conduct this procedure.

In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to make changes to your job description following consultation.

The Job Description was compiled by Stuart Dawks on 12th August 2021

Project County Cambridgeshire
Location Peterborough / Cambridgeshire
Salary £24,000 - £27,000 pa
Application Deadline 2021-09-12
Hours Per Week 37.00
Places Available 1

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