Business Initiative Manager - Cheltenham Zero

Cheltenham Borough Council

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
£33,024 - £35,745 pa

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Tuesday, 16th July 2024   1 day left

Note: The deadline for this role has been extended.

Come and work for an award-winning organisation!

We are an ambitious and forward-thinking council. We are committed to making Cheltenham a better place to live and work, enabling communities and businesses to thrive whilst protecting what is good about our town.

We aim to be an employer of choice where everyone is treated fairly and feels valued and respected. We aim to provide a stimulating and rewarding working environment that encourages our people to work together, provides opportunities for them to reach their full potential and achieve a healthy work/life balance. Working at Cheltenham Borough Council means working as part of a committed, professional, and friendly team.

About the role

Cheltenham Borough Council has set an ambitious goal to reach net zero by 2030. We are looking for someone who is keen to make a difference, to drive our successful, leading-edge Cheltenham Zero initiative that is already supporting 170 businesses and community groups who have signed up to deliver net zero by 2030.

As a key member of a highly focused Climate and Flooding team, you will be responsible for managing this central initiative:

  • Devising and delivering a segmented engagement and communications strategy for businesses and community groups across Cheltenham to deliver their own climate programme.
  • Devising and delivering a high-profile programme of networking events, training, coaching and conferences to support these groups in developing their own programmes to improve their sustainability, improve energy efficiency and drive down greenhouse gas emissions.

This role would suit someone with a proven track record of successfully delivering a sustainability/net zero programme either in a reasonably sized business in the private sector, as a consultant or for a similar business initiative. Alongside the technical climate change/energy knowledge required to deliver a programme of this nature, the successful candidate will possess excellent networking, business engagement, communication and programme management skills.

What can we do for you...

  • An excellent pension scheme. You will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • A generous holiday entitlement of 26 days rising to 31 days after five years. Part-time employees receive a pro rata entitlement of 26 days.
  • A flexible and agile working environment. We aim to provide opportunities to work from home or elsewhere and offer flexibility in working hours.
  • A comprehensive programme of learning and development.
  • Two days paid time off for volunteering.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity schemes.
  • An employee counselling service.
  • Free eye tests (for some posts) and contribution towards the cost of glasses.
  • A cycle to work scheme.
  • Low-cost town centre parking for some jobs, depending on work location.
  • A commitment to employee wellbeing.

The council is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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