Head of Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change
Salary: £69,707 to £74,050
Close: Thursday 6th April
Our borough is the historic capital of the Black Country, the home of hard graft and innovation, with close-knit communities and where we hold a warm welcome for everyone. Our Vision 2030 strategy is clear in our plans for Dudley, at the heart of which is our commitment to deliver sustainability and climate change ambitions, including Net Zero Council by 2030 and Net Zero Borough by 2041. This is no small task, but we are an enterprising borough with a history of success, and we are well placed to forge a positive future for all of our communities.
Delivering Net Zero has never been so exciting, Dudley is the first Local Authority to be awarded funding to develop a Net Zero Neighbourhood, we are also leading the way on Energy from Waste, being the first Local Authority to take ownership of the EFW plant and PPA, this is where you can lead and shape Net Zero strategy, get involved in delivery and be rewarded by knowing that you have had a positive impact on making Dudley a Cleaner, Greener, resilient Borough.
This is a new post, responsible for climate change and sustainability strategies, for implementing our vision for waste disposal and energy recovery, decarbonising our buildings and fleet, securing funding and investment, and working with residents and businesses to support them in becoming more sustainable. Influencing partners and stakeholders locally, regionally and nationally, you will have a strong grasp of the emerging policy and funding landscape, ensuring the Council maximises the opportunities available to it.
Working across the Council, you will be able to demonstrate how you can influence colleagues and partners, supporting sustainability initiatives in all service areas and directorates. You will be tenacious and practical in delivery, recognising the small steps we can make to have a big impact, whilst also being aware of new technologies that will have a significant effect on our climate ambitions. Connecting with our wider vision will be key, supporting the creation of jobs, enabling people to develop new skills and creating an environment that is green and promotes the well-being of our residents. We are seeking an innovator, used to developing and delivering strategies that reduce carbon emissions, you’ll be our leading authority on the topic, taking our strategic vision and making it a reality.
For more information, please click Apply to visit our microsite or contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson to explore these exciting roles, Philip Emms (07590 225 472) or Cory Willmott (0113 205 6092).
Closing date: Thursday 6 April 2023