At CO2balance we are always on the look out for talented people that can help us to achive our aims. If you have existing experience relvant to our business drop us a line for an informal discussion.


Job Title: Carbon Projects Officer

Job Reference: CPO_1

Reports to: Programme Manager

Job Location: Taunton, England – with overseas travel

Salary: £20,500-£21,500 pa

Job Brief:

CO2balance are carbon offset project developers specializing in delivering high-impact, community-based projects for climate change mitigation. Established in 2003, we work directly with local communities, NGOs and businesses to provide climate change solutions through real sustainable development.

We are looking for a Carbon Projects Officer to assist our Projects Team to develop, implement and coordinate community-based carbon projects, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa. The role is primarily based in Taunton, UK, however occasional travel to the project areas is required.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision; have a background in the environment and/or development sector; have excellent communication skills, a good attention to detail and a strong business mindset.

In return, we offer you internal support, international travel and the opportunity to work as part of a team in a successful, growing environmental company.


  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of carbon offset projects
  • Assist in the development of project documentation including report writing and emission reduction calculations
  • Analyse and interpret quantitative and qualitative data from project monitoring studies
  • Research and conduct feasibility studies for new project activities.
  • Assist in undertaking Greenhouse Gas Audits and other consultancy tasks as appropriate
  • Keep up to date with developments in the carbon management sector



  • Educated to degree level in relevant field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly excel
  • Numerate with excellent research skills
  • Fluent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Good commercial acumen
  • Ability to work as a team player, but also to work alone and manage own work load as required.


  • Post graduate qualification in environmental management, sustainable development or similar
  • Knowledge of carbon project methodologies including Gold Standard, VCS and CDM
  • Experience working in environment/development consultancy
  • Experience of work or travel in developing countries

To apply for this position please email a CV and Covering Letter detailing why you are suitable for the role, quoting reference CPO _01 in the subject line, to

Alternatively, please send applications by post to:

Human Resources
co2balance UK Ltd
1 Discovery House
Cook Way


If you have any queries about your application, please contact us on 01823 332233 or email

Applications due: by 12:00 midday 17th April 2017
Skype/phone interviews: week commencing 24th April 2017
Office interviews: week commencing 8th May
Role envisioned to start 12th June 2017

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK

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