The Environment Commissioning Group within the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure (ETI) directorate at Surrey County Council (SCC) is seeking to appoint a Climate Change Programme Manager.
The Environment, Transport & Infrastructure (ETI) directorate is responsible for a wide range of services including climate change, renewable energy, highways, transport, planning, countryside and waste management. These services are critical for people living, working and travelling through Surrey, delivered by the county council or in partnership
About the Team
The Environment Commissioning Group plays a crucial role in supporting the commitment of the Council in reducing CO2 emissions in Surrey to net zero by 2050, or sooner (and by 2030 for the Council). The team works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to set in motion the Council's carbon reduction ambitions and to develop Surrey’s green economy.
About the role
As Climate Change Programme Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and driving forward the Council's carbon reduction agenda, as set out in Surrey's Climate Change Strategy (launched in 2020) and Delivery Plan (due to be launched in June 2021).
This is an exciting challenge for a pro-active individual with strong programme management skills in the climate change mitigation/environment sector. To be shortlisted for an interview for this position, your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence the following skills and expertise:
At least five years experience working in the climate change (or related) sector and/or a relevant qualification
Ability to communicate and/or report complex environmental issues to a range of audiences (including young people, residents, politicians etc)
Adept at managing multiple complex projects with competing demands
Good awareness of the politics and business change taking place across the organisation that could impact the climate change agenda
An awareness of key industry/policy changes and impacts on the climate change agenda
Excellent stakeholder skills at all levels and assessment of drivers/needs
Ability and experience of working in a political setting
A strong background in green finance and financial mechanisms (desired)
Interested in finding out more?
For more information on this role please review the Job Description attached to the bottom of this advert before applying. For further discussion prior to applying please contact Katie Sargent by email Katie.Sargent@surreycc.gov.uk.
How to apply?
Please apply via Surrey County Council's recruitment portal by completing a questionnaire, uploading your CV and a supporting statement outlining how you meet the requirement of this role.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21 March 2021.
Interviews will take place between 24 March 2021 and 2 April 2021.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.