Net Zero Neighbourhood Delivery Manager (2M-MM14548)

2mesjobs 2M Employment Solutions Ltd

Net Zero Neighbourhood Delivery Manager
Fixed Term Contract
Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Salary: £40,461- £45,536 per annum + excellent benefits per annum + exclusive benefits
Closes: 2021-06-20 T11:59:00
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD

Do you want to be part of a team-leading on the de-carbonisation of the West Midlands? Do you want to create something great, with huge impact right from the start? Do you enjoy having the autonomy to create your own work programme, giving you the freedom to achieve goals and make a real difference to people’s lives?

Our aim is to make the West Midlands fairer, greener, and healthier and this includes delivering the climate change strategy where we are working across a wide range of activities to take the region to net-zero carbon emissions by 2041. To support us on this journey we are looking for a Net Zero Neighbourhood Delivery Manager to establish cross directorate support for the appropriate investment of £2m capital spend on retrofit as the basis of a Net Zero Neighbourhood. The role will form part of the newly formed Sustainable Market for Affordable Retrofit Technologies (SMART) Hub to enable the delivery of domestic retrofit as part of the #WM2041 Climate Change Five Year Plan.

As the Net Zero Neighbourhood Delivery Manager, you will build cross-organisational and local authority support for the Net Zero Neighbourhood (NZN) concept, as part of a programme to deliver carbon savings from domestic retrofit through the #WM2041 Five Year Plan, and work across directorates to ensure that capital funds for a ‘Net Zero Neighbourhood’ are invested in retrofit activities effectively and leverage maximum benefit in terms of carbon savings, social value, and investment.

This role will be based within the West Midlands Combined Authority’s Energy Capital Team – the team tasked with delivering the Regional Energy Strategy and securing the powers and resources necessary to deliver it effectively – and will work across directorates and departments to contribute to the net-zero transition through action on domestic retrofit.

This role is being offered on a two-year fixed-term contract.

About you

We’re looking for someone who really does want to make a difference to climate change and carbon reduction. Someone who is as passionate about the West Midlands as we are. You’ll have experience of managing significant capital projects, public sector procurement, and leveraging additional value together with experience in developing investment cases.

You’ll be working with experts to explore and test models to attract private investment to complement public funding programmes and manage a wide range of stakeholders, both within and outside the WMCA and Energy Capital to ensure maximum impact and collaboration amongst partners – and therefore excellent interpersonal, collaboration and engagement skills, and experience of working across all levels of an organisation, are needed. A ‘carbon reduction trailblazer’, you’ll be someone who wants to leave a lasting legacy in our region and someone who wants to make a difference to the future of our planet.

About the team

Established by the Mayor of the West Midlands to explore new models of regional energy governance and delivery, Energy Capital is the smart energy innovation partnership for the West Midlands. By responding to the needs of our vibrant manufacturing economy and diverse local markets, we aim to make the West Midlands one of the most attractive locations to develop and deliver innovative clean energy systems. Working with local authorities, regulators, energy companies, and national government, the Energy Capital Team is responsible for the delivery of the Regional Energy Strategy and securing the investment and powers necessary to enable this. Our partnership, with its secretariat based within the Combined Authority, combines energy infrastructure providers, ambitious local authorities, world-leading academic expertise, and innovation support, with diverse businesses and leading energy entrepreneurs. Energy Capital provides a single point of contact for government, regulators, funders, investors, and partners across the West Midlands geography.

About us

Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we’ve shown we can step forward, speak up for our region, and bring people together. Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands – that’s our reason for being here and it drives every move we make. We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region – a happier, healthier, better-connected place to live and work.

As an employer, we fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us. We are committed to providing a positive, healthy, and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected. We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List, and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.

Our employees feel they can make a difference and are excited by the growth and the potential to shape the future. As the WMCA is undergoing a period of significant change, our employees are engaging with what is going on and we are encouraging a culture where people feel they can contribute towards improvements.

We’re ambitious, forward-thinking, and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do. We trust and support each other to get the job done and encourage creativity, originality, and curiosity from those who work with us. We’re committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.

If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.

Additional information

Throughout lockdown, most of us have been working remotely and as we begin to look forward to leading a more normal life, we’re planning a new approach to the way we use our office space. We want to develop a flexible approach to the workplace which retains some of the benefits of working from home. This hybrid approach will mean most of us working from home some of the time, blending the best of home and office working.

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian, and ethnic minority groups, and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance.

We’re dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits and constantly benchmark our benefits packages to ensure they are attractive for all our people. As well as a competitive salary, employees also receive 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and access to a great pension scheme.

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