Council staff working on climate action

Climate Emergency UK made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Clackmannanshire Council as part of a batch sent to 32 authorities Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

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Climate Emergency UK

Dear Clackmannanshire Council,

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request.

I would like information about your council’s staff positions in relation to climate action for the Council Climate Action Scorecards. This information is most likely to be held by a HR department or similar.

In particular, please supply me with information relating to the following questions:
1a. How many staff does the Council directly employ (excluding contractors or subcontractors, and excluding teachers), that work directly for the Council as opposed to a school, leisure centres or other venture?

1b. How many directly employed staff spend 3 or more days per week (0.6 Full Time Equivalent (FTE)) on implementing the Climate Action Plan or other climate change projects? Please provide a list of all the roles. Please exclude waste management staff unless they are specifically working 3 or more days per week on implementing the Climate Action Plan or other climate change projects.
If you have answered yes to have a biodiversity planning officer and/or a retrofit staff member below, both these staff members can be included in this question even if they are contracted. This is likely to include all staff in your climate/sustainability team, such as Climate Change Officers or similar. This may include full time staff who spend 60% of their time on climate change projects and 40% of their time on other work.
You might include other staff in other departments, such as a procurement officer if they are spending 3 or more days per week (0.6 FTE) on writing and implementing a sustainable procurement policy or a planner that is working primarily on low carbon policies for new buildings.

2. Does the council have one or more staff member who works on home energy efficiency retrofitting, such as retrofit officers or project managers across the council area, for 3 or more days per week (0.6+ FTE)? This can include both directly employed and contracted staff, provided they work 3 or more days per week (0.6 FTE). The work of this officer may include working on any retrofit projects, including council buildings, council homes or private rented or owned households.
Please list any roles that work in this area, including the full time equivalent (FTE) if they work part time.
Please include staff members that are shared with other councils, such as between county and district councils, and note if they are shared across other areas.

3. How many planning ecologists (ecologists within the planning department) or equivalent working for 3 or more days per week (0.6+ FTE) does the council employ to scrutinise planning reports for Biodiversity Net Gain? This can include both directly employed and contracted staff, provided they work 3 or more days per week (0.6 FTE).

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,
Hannah Jewell, Climate Emergency UK

Ann Dickson, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Ms. Hannah Jewell Contact: Ann Dickson
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: PAR04B7AF8
Date: 18/01/2023

Dear Ms. Jewell

Freedom of Information : PAR04B7AF8

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 16/01/2023 about Staffing.   It will be forwarded to the appropriate
Council Service for action and you should receive a response, or a request
for clarification by 13/02/2023. If there is a need to clarify anything
relating to your request, colleagues will contact you.  

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Ann Dickson

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Ann Dickson, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Ms. Hannah Jewell Contact: Ann Dickson
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: PAR04B7AF8
Date: 14/02/2023

Dear Ms. Jewell

Freedom of Information Enquiry: PAR04B7AF8

Thank you for your information request dated 16/01/2023.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

1Job titles currently associated with climate change are Climate Change
and Energy Officer, Energy and Sustainability Strategy Officer and
Countryside Rangers. At present between these positions approximately 1.5
fte is working on projects in connection with climate change.  Other
positions throughout the Council work towards climate change in different
ways although not specifically in their job role.

2. None

3. None
 

Yours sincerely

Ann Dickson

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