Temp £400 P/D
Posted 1 week ago

Marks Consulting Partners are currently looking for a Head of Sustainability to work with one of our Local Authority clients in London.

What the job will be doing

  • Responsible and accountable to the Assistant Director for the corporate climate change agenda including programme coordination and delivery of carbon neutral plan actions.
  • Develop and deliver key projects that support the overall objectives of the carbon neutral plan and other emerging council climate policies
  • To ensure the Council is well positioned in relation to the Climate Change agenda within the national, regional and sub-regional context.
  • Coordinate the delivery of the Council’s commitments to the Carbon Neutral Plan actions.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with all sections of the authority to ensure a joined-up delivery program across the authority of key actions supporting the authorities aims and aspirations in relation to the Carbon Neutral plan and all other authority policies and strategies.
  • Initiate, develop and lead key projects through effective project planning, financial and risk management, including full scheme appraisals and reviews at critical milestones, procuring specialist resources.
  • Where necessary to procure, engage and manage and external providers in key elements of project support or delivery.
  • Support the development of the Council’s response to Climate Change including the development of the Carbon Neutral Plan and any associated strategies and policies.  
  • Oversee and / or provide comments to planning applications as well as input to strategic developments, eg. inputting into Strategic Environmental Assessments as required by statute in relation to key policies of the Council.
  • Provide leadership and oversight of all public engagement exercises and consultations relating to the sustainability agenda.
  • Deputise for the Assistant Director as and when required.
  • Allocate work, agree targets, monitor and implement training programmes and generally develop and motivate staff to perform effectively.
  • To be responsible for the recruitment, employment and retention of staff within the framework of the Council’s employment procedures and policies, and for the development and maintenance of good employer relations. 
  • To manage and oversee all budgetary control and monitoring and reporting in line with the council’ s systems and requirements.
  • Represent the Council at committees and internal and external meetings and provide advice and make presentations as required.
  • 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, the new technology agreement and data protection legislation.
  • To carry out any other work appropriate to the level and general nature of the post’s duties. 

How to Apply

If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Liam at Marks Consulting Partners.

If this job is not quite right for you but you are looking for something new, please contact us for a confidential discussion.

Marks Consulting Partners specialise in contract and permanent recruitment of technical property staff for the public sector including housing associations, local authorities, and related private sector companies. We do not advertise all of our vacancies so please give us a call and register with us to be notified of all suitable roles. 


Asset Management 

Development & Regeneration

Energy & Sustainability

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Asset Management, Development and Regeneration, Energy & Sustainability

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