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Sustainability Team Leader- Public Sector

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Industry: Public Sector

Company: Pin Point Recruitment

Location: Greenwich, Greater London

Salary: £20/hour

Sustainability Team Leader- Public SectorDescription: Pin Point Recruitment are acting as an employment business working on behalf of our local authority client based in Woolwich, who are recruiting for a Sustainability Team Leader on a contract basis Purpose of job To manage a team developing policies and projects to promote the Council’s corporate approach to sustainability. To plan and manage the Greener Greenwich delivery programme, including active travel and the Council's Carbon Reduction Commitment. Summary of main duties & responsibilities 1. Lead on the Council’s Greener Greenwich programme including the monitoring and review of the Council’s Climate Change strategy and action plan, ensuring the programme is developed and delivered to meet corporate targets and objectives and refreshed where appropriate. 2. Identify, manage and participate in projects that focus on short, medium and longer term objectives to improve environmental performance and promoting sustainable outcomes, organising and coordinating meetings and project groups, where appropriate, to develop projects or consult stakeholders. 3. Manage a staff team which includes Carbon Reduction Commitment, Active Travel and broader sustainability functions. 4. Ensure that robust information and oversee the development of management procedures to ensure full compliance with any guidelines or regulations is available for Greener Greenwich. 5. Performance manage, supervise and develop the team and any other staff allocated from time to time. Coordinate the work of staff across the Council and / or external partners when working with the team on sustainability issues. 6. Manage and monitor budgets allocated to the Greener Greenwich Programme and for any other financial resources allocated to the team complying with Council policy, legislation and best practice. 7. Manage tendering and contract procedures, advise and agree the appointment of consultants and give clear and detailed instructions to consultants. 8. Write and present specialist sustainability reports to appropriate council bodies, including Cabinet, Leader, scrutiny bodies and GMT. Analyse emerging sustainability policy issues and prepare, or direct the preparation of briefing papers. 9. Liaise with local public and private sector partners, outside agencies, government departments and other national bodies relevant to the work of the sustainability team. 10. Prepare responses on behalf of the Council in respect of consultations on climate change and other sustainability issues. 11. Take a lead role on the communications strategy for the Greener Greenwich Programme, ensuring a corporate approach to internal and external publicity, including through Greenwich Time, trade journals, Talk Greenwich and the Council's website. 12. Identify and maximise funding opportunities and develop and submit bids that relate to sustainability. 13. Oversee and contribute to the development and servicing of internal and external forums raising the profile of sustainability within the council and borough and identifying and implementing good practice on sustainability. 14. Provide or direct specialist advice on sustainability issues to elected members and colleagues across the council’s services and also to partners in the community. 15. Maintain an excellent knowledge of best practice in relation to sustainability including the Carbon Reduction Commitment. General Duties 16. Attend Council committees and internal and external meetings and provide advice and make presentations as required. 17. Carry out all duties with due regard to the provisions of Health and Safety regulations and legislation, the council’s equal opportunities, anti-poverty and customer care policies and data protection legislation. 18. Carry out any other work appropriate to the level and general nature of the post’s duties. Qualifications & Experience Educated to degree level in a relevant subject and 3 years experience of working at a middle management level on sustainability issues Or 5 years experience of working on sustainability issues at a middle management level Pin Point Recruitment contacts Simon Perkin or Darren Lee Tel (Apply online only)

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