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Sustainability Team Leader

Salary details: £41847 - £44691

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Salary Details
£41847 - £44691  
Additional Allowances
Location Postcode
SE18 6HQ
Job Term and Hours per Week
Permanent; 35
Closing Date
25 February 2019
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Sustainability Team Leader

Full Time (permanent contract)

Grade:                                                 PO5

Employment Term:                             Permanent

Hours:                                                 35 hours per week

We are looking for a brilliant new Team Leader to manage our Sustainability Team. You will manage an excited new team, developing policies and projects to promote the Council’s corporate approach to sustainability.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to reducing emissions and safeguarding its communities. This includes exploring low carbon energy supplies, making homes more energy efficient and securing high environmental standards in new developments.

The number of households in the Royal Borough is predicted to increase 41% between 2013 and 2041. Successfully combining growth, prosperity, action on climate change and reducing air pollution is a real challenge. We need your skills to meet this challenge.

The Greener Greenwich Strategy is the Royal Borough’s response to climate change and air pollution. It sets out how the Royal Borough intends to respond to these challenges. You will shape and manage the delivery of the sustainability programme, staff and budget that are at the heart of the Greener Greenwich strategy.

You will lead efforts to shape new developments to be more sustainable. You will secure funding, develop solutions and procure the delivery of sustainability projects. You will grow the Royal Borough’s understanding of sustainability issues. It’s an incredible opportunity for the right candidate.

We need someone with:

  • Proven experience in the formulation, development, and delivery of sustainability strategies and programmes.
  • The ability to lead a team and manage complex stakeholder relationships.
  • The excellent communication skills to present complex technical information clearly and convincingly (in writing and in person).
  • Experience of managing performance and budgets to deliver great results.
  • A great track record of securing sustainability funding, and delivering complex innovative energy efficiency projects.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local authority finance, corporate and political structures.

The job description and person specification for the role are attached. To discuss the role or ask any questions please contact Ryan Bunce (0208 921 8023).


NB. We are also looking for a great new Sustainability & Energy Officer. If you are interested in this area of work you may want to look at that role too.

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

This opportunity has recently been advertised as an opportunity for current RBG employees (internal only advertising). Applications received during the internal advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position via an application to this job advertisement during the internal advertising period, any further application will not be shortlisted.

Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application.