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Service Manager Climate Emergency

Service Manager Climate Emergency £45,648 £50,739 Shute End, Wokingham

The Role

Are you an innovative and highly motivated individual who is experienced in leading teams and working with multiple stakeholders in the private and public sector? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

Wokingham Borough Council is looking to appoint a Service Manager Climate Emergency with excellent communication and leadership skills to help speed up the delivery of our very ambitious Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) and wider climate change agenda.

With a background in strategy development and project management, you will have a passion for delivering change and improving outcomes for people and places. With a flair for analysis, creative thinking, problem solving, you will be able to demonstrate a record of accomplishment on delivering successful outcomes for the business community.

Key Responsibilities:

The key responsibilities of a Service Manager Climate Emergency include, but are not limited to:

  • Deliver a strategic coordinated response to achieving the councils climate emergency targets with a shared resource centrally based to help deliver projects.
  • Integrate and coordinate the councils approach to the climate emergency agenda, which needs to be embedded in all operations and services delivered by the council (i.e. budget setting).
  • Work in collaboration with operational managers to agree strategy, direction of travel, service outcomes and performance management of the actions agreed in the CEAP.
  • Work in collaboration with officers and services to reduce inefficiency through duplicated costs and gaps in delivery of climate emergency actions.
  • Effectively manages risk through analysis, mitigation and contingency planning; where appropriate the post-holder provides senior stakeholders with clear analysis, options evaluation and recommendations to enable decision-making.
  • Provide specialist advice and input to the development and delivery of policy, strategy and commissioning activity, working with other specialist areas to ensure a corporate and collaborative approach.
  • Provide specialist project management and/or advice and input to the commissioning cycle, procurement, commissioning, and contract management.
  • Ensure effective stakeholder management, developing, managing, and supporting external partnerships/relations, and working with key internal stakeholders to ensure a responsive and proactive delivery of the service that delivers the Councils outcomes and meets customer needs.
  • Responsible for climate emergency budgets
  • Coordinate and manage the climate emergency team functions

The Company

Wokingham Borough Councils Housing and Place team leads on the councils place-making strategies including climate emergency, affordable housing and economic development. Wokingham Borough Council has declared a Climate Emergency with a target of becoming a carbon neutral borough by 2030. The Economic Prosperity and Place team is responsible for the boroughs response to this climate emergency objective and brings together all areas of the council to design and deliver a range of initiatives to help achieve this goal (energy savings, tree planting, solar, waste reduction, community action -to name a few.

The Person

The key skills and qualities of a Service Manager Climate Emergency:

  • A degree or equivalent in a relevant field, such as Environmental Science discipline; Energy, Built Environment and/or Engineering or relevant experience in related field.
  • Have a proven track record of planning and delivering project work using robust project management methodology. The post holder should demonstrate excellent project and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of current climate change and sustainability policy issues affecting local authorities, relevant legislation, and statutory duties
  • Successful experience of working in an environment where influence, negotiation and persuasion are significant levers
  • Experience of measurement, reporting and verification for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate change programmes
  • Experience of supplier management, commissioning projects and programmes of work from a range of providers, including contract negotiation and contract management

If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please click the apply now button to find out more.

Berkshire, England, UK