Environment Development Officer
graduate job

Environment Development Officer

London Borough of Sutton
Time left to apply
20 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

You’ll play a key role, with responsibility for supporting our Heads of Service with the delivery of projects and services within our Environment Commissioning Service. This will involve analysing information and data and preparing management information and budget reports, and supporting with commissioning and contract management.

Our offer

In return, we can offer you a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged here in Sutton and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

In addition we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing flexible working from multiple locations, or whilst on the move from a mobile or laptop, following the recent introduction of Google Mail, Apps and a ‘virtual desktop’.

We also offer a huge variety of staff benefits including:

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out and leisure activities, including Ikea, Morrisons, iTunes, Iceland, Mothercare, Boots, Argos, Marks and Spencer, Alton Towers, Legoland, Nandos, TGI Fridays and many more!
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Subsidised gym membership


Finding the right people is critical to our future success. We are therefore looking for people with the ability to think creatively, drive change and implement new ideas. We’re willing to invest time in growing our own talent for those that show potential and passion to kickstart their career with us.

If you think you have the right skills, capability and attitude to help us on this exciting journey, then we want to hear from you.

Company information

There is much for Sutton to be proud of both as a council and as a borough. This includes high levels of resident satisfaction, the involvement and engagement of residents in key issues facing the borough and enthusiastic and motivated staff that the authority has.

Looking ahead this is an exciting time to join our organisation. There are plans for the delivery of new homes and new schools and the London Cancer Hub is being developed, whilst the council is also seen as a driving force within the South London Partnership focused on strategic growth, regeneration and investment.

We know our borough is attractive so we can court investment confidently. Sutton has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and has adopted a One Planet Living framework to deliver its sustainability goals.

Situated in Zone 5, Sutton is less than 30 minutes by train from central London, and south and south west London are easily accessible by public transport. There are 10 train stations which serve key neighbourhoods within the borough providing direct connections to major London terminals. Sutton also has direct rail connections with Epsom and Guildford, as well as Wimbledon for an interchange with the London Underground and West Croydon for the London Overground. There’s also an extensive road network which provides close and easy access to the M25 and M23.

Person requirements

You’ll need to have excellent communication, analytical and organisation skills, be hard-working, and have the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and contractors. You’ll also need to demonstrate your experience and knowledge of involvement with projects, either from an employment, educational or personal context.

Accepted degree subjects




(£29,517 unconsolidated maximum achievable through good performance, as part of our annual appraisal process)



Contract and working hours


How to apply

Please apply online including details in your application of why you’d be a great fit for this role, and details of of what skills and abilities you can bring. For further information about the role, please contact Scott Funnell

Interview date(s) - week commencing 8 January 2017

Closing date: 03/01/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 03/01/2018

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