Climate, Waste & Environmental Services


"I believe my role fits into all seven of the councils values and vision, which benefits the whole community to ensure Westmorland and Furness is the best place to live, work and thrive."

Diane, Arboriculture Specialist 


Together we are Ecologically aware

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We are responsible for developing and implementing strategies and initiatives to address climate change, manage waste effectively, and protect natural resources. 

We collaborate with various stakeholders, including government agencies, community groups, and businesses, to develop and implement policies, programmes, and projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting recycling and waste reduction, and preserving ecosystems. With a focus on innovation, collaboration, and community engagement, our teams contribute to building resilient and sustainable communities that thrive in harmony with the environment.

Join us and make a difference

Working in climate, waste, and environmental services within local government offers a fulfilling opportunity to make a tangible difference in protecting the planet, improving public health, and enhancing the overall well-being of communities. 

It provides a platform to champion sustainability, drive positive change, and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

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A focus on...

Our Project Support Officers - Climate Change

We develop and execute a diverse range of internal and external climate initiatives and programs, such as overseeing a council-wide Carbon Literacy Programme. We work collaboratively with colleagues and key partners to formulate and enforce climate change and carbon reduction policies, as well as overseeing the allocation, monitoring, and management of activities to ensure timely project delivery. 

Climate Change and Biodiversity have been identified by Westmorland and Furness Council as key priorities and as such makes this an even more exciting time to join our team and make a difference!

Meet Graham

Principal Arboriculture Officer

"My role helps the council achieve its ambitions to protect and improve the natural environment. Trees in urban areas provide a significant contribution to the amenity of our towns and villages, and my role plays an important part in their sustainable management. 

One of the most fulfilling aspects of my role is working with developers to incorporate and protect existing trees on development sites, and influence new tree planting that will provide a positive contribution to the landscape."

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