Climate Action Manager


Climate Action Manager


£30,000 per annum pro rata


30hrs per week including weekends & evenings where required. Standard terms and conditions apply.


South and North Tyneside.


2 years with potential for permanent

 Job Summary:

Groundwork South and North Tyneside has been Changing Places and Changing Lives for over 30 years through a variety of environmental, learning, health, and skills programmes.  We are a fast paced and diverse charity with an excellent track record in partnership working and high-quality delivery. We want you to be yourself at Groundwork and we value everything that makes you unique. We recognise and celebrate your difference and together we make Groundwork a special and great place to work.

As an environmental charity Groundwork has set an ambitious target to be carbon zero in operations by 2030. The successful candidate will be passionate about the environment, sustainability, and inspiring people to be part of the solution to climate change. The successful post holder will be a motivated, experienced, and dynamic individual with sound business acumen to further develop our work around Climate Action, driving consumerism behaviour change to promote a circular economy.

This role is part funded by The National Lottery through The National Lottery Community Fund. Working as part of the Better Places Team, the post holder will manage a delivery team in South Tyneside with specific responsibility for operations of environmental services. This includes the Groundwork Shop, developing a strategic partnership to remodel bulky waste collections services, engaging local residents and communities in Climate Action and green space improvement projects.

The post holder will also drive forward our Carbon Action plan, delivered jointly in partnership with Groundwork Northeast and Cumbria. Key elements of the role will include identifying and advising on carbon reduction opportunities such as adaptation of operations, carbon offsetting and carbon sequestration, whilst evaluating the success of measures implemented against our carbon baseline.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment, we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service

Groundwork SaNT believes that a child, young person, or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to keep them safe. We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.

Groundwork South and North Tyneside Charity Number: 1007918

Instructions for Applicants:

To apply, please carefully read the role description and person specification, complete the application form, declaration of convictions and equal opportunities forms and email them all to

Climate Action Project Manager Job Description and Person Specification

GW Application Form

GW Declaration of Convictions Form

GW Equal Opps Form

Please note, we cannot accept CVs in place of completed forms. If you have any accessibility requirements that need to be discussed further, then please contact or call 0191 428 1144. Only successful applicants will be contacted to confirm interview dates and times, no feedback will be given on unsuccessful applications.

For further information and to discuss the role please contact Alene Lee at Groundwork South and North Tyneside on 07515922271 or

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 14th January 2022

Interview Date: Wednesday 26th/Thursday 27th January 2022 via Teams or Zoom