Deputy Director – Sustainable Business

This is a role for a proven leader with a passion for sustainability, people and performance. The Environment Agency is committed to creating a better place for people and wildlife and has pledged to be net zero carbon by 2030. This is in support of the Government target that will require the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

The Deputy Director Sustainable Business will work across the entire organisation and with partners to enable delivery of the EA’s sustainability ambition. Your work will resonate for generations. A passion for sustainability and the environment will be advantageous – this role requires a proven leader and experience of delivering results and cultural change across an organisation.

In this wide-ranging role, you will provide strategic leadership, professional services and assurance to ensure sustainability is fully integrated across the organisation. The role will work with the business and Defra Group helping it find new ways of working in order to deliver the challenges that Government have set, so the level and sphere of influence will need to be high and wide.

Working with your team you will be the conscience of the organisation to ensure the EA delivers its own standard of compliance and environmental protection. Your vision and leadership will develop your teams’ capabilities and empower them to improve the world around them. This is a role for an executive with a flair for fostering an environment where people thrive.

A reputation for excelling in both strategy and delivery is essential. You will need to have a good understanding of sustainability as the role provides technical leadership across the sustainability agenda. It doesn’t matter whether you come from a commercial or government role – it’s your passion for sustainability and your flair for influencing, delivering and embedding innovation that’s key.

Diversity is in our nature. We aspire to be the best employer in the country for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and want all our staff to feel valued and respected. We also offer exceptional benefits, including a generous pension scheme, flexible working and substantial leave, and will give you every opportunity to develop, so you can have a greater impact in the role.

This is an opportunity to create a legacy on a grand scale. You’ll inspire at every turn and leave the environment in a better condition than when you took responsibility for it.

Closing date: 2 February 2020.

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