As part of your application, you must provide us with a Supporting Statement which outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy. For more information, check out the How to Apply section of our Career Site.

Without a Supporting Statement, your application will not be progressed. Please upload your Supporting Statement at the section marked ‘upload resumé’. Your Supporting Statement must not be a CV. 

Job details

Would you like to work at the forefront of tackling climate change in Fife? If you are about to graduate, have recently graduated or looking to develop your career in climate change, Fife has a lot to offer.

Fife Council is committed to creating employment and training opportunities for the young people of Fife. This post is part of that commitment. This post is funded through the Workforce Youth Investment programme and therefore is restricted to applicants who live in Fife and are aged between 16 and 24 on or by the specified start date.

We will advertise further opportunities via our recruitment site as they become available. For more information on our youth employment opportunities visit

A Graduate placement is a work-based training opportunity for a current student or recent graduate to build on their qualification with work experience or through an additional post graduate qualification/work experience.

Our systems and technology have been developed making it easy for our staff to work from any location. That means that whilst we are based in Glenrothes, the posts are offered on the basis of a blended working arrangement, which can include a significant element of working from home.

There are 2 Graduate Project Officer posts available and both will provide a great opportunity for a graduate to gain experience of a wide range of activities across the teams within Fife Council and with our partner organisations.

One post will focus on all aspects of Project Management, developing your experience and knowledge of how to successfully develop and deliver a wide range of climate change projects.

One post will focus on all aspects of Engagement, developing your experience and knowledge of how to successfully engage and influence a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to increase climate change progress.

Both successful candidates will work across climate mitigation and climate adaptation, including our zero waste activities. Over the 2 year term, the successful candidates will be supported in the development of their professional competencies, and support of their work to secure Chartered Membership of relevant professional bodies.

The posts offer a great opportunity to expand your range of experience. Opportunities are available for postholders to be involved in areas of work such as place based climate engagement, delivering project management for the council’s role in Fife Partnership projects such as waste re-use. You will also gain experience of specialist areas such as SGN’s H100 Fife domestic hydrogen project, and of developing resilience to climate impacts such as flooding.

Personal development is supported through our extensive CPD programme and our network of professional mentors.

The person

We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals with a positive attitude to customer care;

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a level of competence and knowledge and experience commensurate with the post/grade applied for.
  • Educated to SCQF level 8, which includes a HND, SVQ Level 4 in a relevant subject or equivalent.
  • Applicants must meet the specified criteria on the post applied for and must demonstrate this within their application.

Further information

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  • Employee Benefits - Employees have access to a benefits package that offers discounts on a wide range of products and services.
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We are currently shaping our future workstyles however, in light of current advice, we are introducing blended home/office working that will include office access days each week with homeworking for the remainder of your working time.

We are holding a Fife Council jobs fair on 15th May 10am - 2pm at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes. We will be on hand to talk about the vacancies we have on offer and what it's like to work with the council. There will also be a chance to get support from our job clubs and employability teams and can offer help with the online application process. Please pop along on the day to find out more.