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Decision details

Climate Change Officer

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Councillor Andrew Prosser, Executive Member for Climate Change, introduced the report, which set out the business case to make the Council’s Climate Change Officer post permanent.


In debate, the Executive thanked the ongoing work of the current postholder for their continued efforts within the climate change area, and the value of the work undertaken to date. It was also highlighted that the Climate Changer Officer had also provided vital income to the Council, through their hard work on the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.


By invitation of the Leader, a non-Executive Member in attendance questioned who the Climate Change Officer would be employed by. The Chief Executive stated that Publica would be the employer for the permanent Climate Change Officer as the other staff in the Climate Change team were currently employed by Publica. Future employment would be considered on a case-by-case basis, owing to an ongoing review into Publica.


Councillor Andrew Prosser proposed that the Executive agree to the recommendation as listed on the report. This was seconded by Councillor Lidia Arciszewska, was put to a vote, and was unanimously agreed by the Executive.


The Executive Resolved to:

1.    Agree to make the Climate Change Officer post permanent at a total cost of £50,155 per annum.

Report author: Hannah Kenyon

Publication date: 16/02/2024

Date of decision: 14/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 14/02/2024 - Executive

Effective from: 24/02/2024

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