Tackling the climate emergency is a social justice issue at the core of Lewisham Council's priorities. In 2019 we declared a climate emergency and in 2020 published one of the first Climate Emergency Action Plans nationally, putting ourselves in the vanguard of local authorities on this exciting and challenging agenda. Our ambition is to create a net zero future in Lewisham that delivers better housing, cleaner air, a green economy and space for people and nature.
This role will lead the development and delivery of borough-wide retrofit and energy infrastructure programmes in support of the ambition for Lewisham to be net zero carbon by 2030.
Whilst the service is primarily based at Laurence House in Catford, Lewisham we operate a hybrid approach where you will be required to work both in the office and from home on a regular basis. You may also be required to work at or from any other buildings/locations.
What We’re Looking For:
We are seeking someone to lead and expand our programmes for building retrofit and local energy systems. You will be a strategic thinker as well as a technical expert with the ability to accelerate the scale and pace of change locally. If energy is your thing and you have the determination and creativity to inspire lasting change, Lewisham is a place where you could play a leading role in the transition to net zero.
Delivering on our net zero ambition is not easy and not something the Council can do alone. Making it happen will requires a deep understanding of the professional, technical and commercial requirements of retrofit and energy systems combined with the communication, programme management and influencing skills to shape the answers to some of the fundamental questions facing society.
In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.
Extra Salary Details:
£58,995- £63,393 per annum (SMG1)
N.B: All appointments will be offered at the minimum spinal column point (SCP) for the grade of the role. The only exception to this will be when matching current salary (up to the maximum of the scale), which is subject to evidential proof.
For an informal discussion, please contact Martin O’Brien, Head of Climate Resilience - martin.o’firstname.lastname@example.org or 07736 900 214
Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.
To find out more, including a full job description and person specification, please visit www.lewisham.gov.uk/JobsAndCareers
The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.