Environmental Strategy Manager
£44,863 to £48,381 (Grade 10)
Norwich City Council has been at the forefront of action on the environment over many years. It was one of the first to benchmark its carbon footprint in 2007 and has reduced its emissions by 70.1% since then. Ambitious targets have been agreed for the council to reach net zero by 2030 and for the city, by 2045 and we continue to take action across a wide range of other issues, including biodiversity, affordable warmth, food waste and recycling, but there is more to do.
We are looking for someone with the right mix of expertise, vision and negotiating and influencing skills to drive forward our ambitious environmental agenda across the council’s operations and, working in partnership, across our city.
You will lead a small team with responsibility for setting our environmental strategies, delivering projects under those strategies either directly or via support to service leads, identifying new opportunities or risks internally and with our contractors and providing expert advice to senior colleagues and members on our approach. You will support the work of the new Norwich Climate Change Commission to drive change across Norwich, and build partnerships across the city and beyond.
You will have experience of delivering demonstrable environmental improvements elsewhere, an understanding of local government and how to work effectively with members, senior colleagues and partners, an ability to think strategically and identify new opportunities or risks, and experience of attracting the external funding which is so critical to the delivery of our ambitions.
You will be an expert in environmental management with a detailed understanding of the legislative framework around environmental issues, sustainable development and affordable warmth. You’ll have strong project management, research and analysis skills, and an ability to convey complex information to a variety of audiences. With excellent relationship management skills, you’ll be able to bring others with you, and find creative solutions to complex issues. You will empower your team to deliver, and support them to develop
For further information on the role and the application process please contact Greg Slawson at Penna by calling 07873 621123 or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Sunday 5th December