Head of Climate Action and Deputy Senior Responsible Officer

City of London Corporation

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    £66,400 - £75,880 per annum
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Climate Action Team

Deputy Town Clerk’s Department
£66,400 - £75,880 per annum inclusive of Inner London Weighting (depending on experience/performance).

Are you an articulate, experienced sustainability professional who is credible on a wide range of key issues within climate action? Would you relish the opportunity of leading a change programme advancing a multi-faceted asset owner as a leader in decarbonisation and climate mitigation?

Are you passionate about combining the highest levels of customer service whilst also delivering on challenging output-based performance targets? Are you skilled at programme and change management?  Would you like to work for a fascinating organisation, combining ancient traditions and historic functions with its role as a modern local authority at the centre of the Capital, serving the ‘Square Mile’ and providing services that have local, regional, and national and international significance?  

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the cross-Corporate Climate Action programme from the Deputy Town Clerk’s Department.

You will lead programme and stakeholder management across 13 different workstreams with shared outcomes towards the City Corporation’s Climate Action Strategy. You will also influence wider organisational culture change and embedding new ideas in organisational processes. You will do this by raising performance standards, brokering solutions to complex problems, driving change, and identifying new ideas.

 You will support the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) on strong governance and budget management tied to the programme’s key performance indicators. You will work directly with colleagues across 6 departments to deliver the annual climate action plan as well as a wider set of colleagues across the Corporation to support its implementation.  You will be able to provide clear professional advice to our Members, senior managers and other relevant stakeholders.

You will have a degree or degree equivalent in sustainability, conservation or a related environmental area. You will have a sound knowledge of the key issues facing decarbonisation and climate mitigation as well as the wider sustainability agenda having 5+ years of relevant experience in public or private setting. You will bring significant experience leading, managing and developing teams to achieve desired outcomes. 

Details on our Strategy can be found here. Potential candidates may also want to consult our recently published TCFD report. 

Application closing date is 12pm Midday, Monday 4 July 2022.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number OOTC1037. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732. 

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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