|Project||Circular Economy Project Officer|
Opportunity Peterborough was founded in 2005 as an urban regeneration company. Five years later our remit evolved to lead the city’s economic development. We’re a private not-for-profit business, wholly owned by Peterborough City Council.
As an economic development company, Opportunity Peterborough’s core responsibilities include marketing Peterborough to businesses to attract inward investment, engaging with local companies to support growth and development, and leading the city’s skills agenda to ensure our current and future talent pool is trained and work-ready. We also deliver a range of projects to boost the local economy and support Peterborough’s aspiration to create the UK’s environment capital.
In 2012, Peterborough became one of four Future City Demonstrators and was awarded £3million to test, develop and implement new concepts and ideas, harnessing the power of data and technology, in a bid to make our City a better place to live, work and invest. Opportunity Peterborough and Peterborough City Council jointly deliver the resultant Peterborough DNA programme.
We are looking for an inspiring, innovative and practical individual who is able to gain the buy in and investment necessary to bring some of our key Circular Economy projects to life.
Benefits of this opportunity
This is an exciting and varied role that will allow the successful candidate to work with a wide range of people and business across the city of Peterborough.
So far, our work has seen us recognised as the World Smart City 2015, deliver a vision for Peterborough to become the UK’s first Circular City, input into the BSI Smart City Standards, develop a Future City Leadership programme and provide a vision, roadmap and toolkit for other aspiring smart cities across the world.
Future employment potential
This is a fixed term opportunity until the end of September 2017, but further opportunities may arise within the team during this time. The role plays a big part in a high-profile project that allows good networking across the city and wider sector, which may also lead to future employment opportunities.
Benefits of working with Change Agents UK
Change Agents UK is a not-for-profit organisation which enables students and recent graduates to work with businesses, local authorities and community groups to learn about and implement sustainable development, and become more employable. With this service Change Agents UK will provide:
• Access to our selection of educational resources, available to you throughout the Opportunity.
• Management support and networking opportunities.
• A monthly Change Agents UK Newsletter informing you of current sustainability news topics, up and coming events and workshops and a network of other change agents.
• Inclusion in the Change Agents staff and alumni networks: socials, networking opportunities, etc.
• Support in an organisation whose ethos is one of positive personal and professional development.
This recruitment is being managed by Change Agents UK, please direct all correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01572 723419
Outputs and Key Tasks
Employer: Opportunity Peterborough
Salary (per annum pro rata): £22,000
Closing Date Tuesday 11th October 2016
Telephone Interview Please be available w/c 17th October 2016
Interview Date Monday 24th October 2016
Start Date: ASAP
Length of Opportunity: Fixed term until end of September 2017
Work outside normal hours: Able to work outside of normal hours on occasion
Base: Opportunity Peterborough, Future Business Centre, Peterborough.
Department: Growth and Regeneration
|Hours Per Week||37.00|
Closed - no further applications permitted