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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£47,654 - £57,042 per year
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36 hours per week
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Job Description

Corporate Services

Climate Change and Sustainability Partnerships and Programme Manager 
Waverley Court

Salary: £47,654 - £57,042 per year
Hours: 36 per week

The City of Edinburgh Council is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to take an active role in supporting Scotland’s Capital City on the journey to Net Zero. In 2019, the City of Edinburgh Council declared a Climate Emergency and in partnership with city stakeholders, developed a Climate Strategy with an ambitious set of actions and targets to support the transition to Net Zero by 2030.

The post holder will lead the direction, strategy, performance, efficiency and achievement of the actions as set out in the 2030 Climate Strategy. Will be responsible to the Climate and Sustainability Strategy Manager for managing, developing and delivering the 2030 Climate Strategy. Will take a leading role within specific areas of work projects, in line with the Council’s, and its partners’, strategic direction, outcomes and priorities relating to climate change and may be on occasion required to undertake the roles and responsibility for other areas. Produce robust evidence and information that can stand up to scrutiny, that makes a significant contribution to the achieving the actions set out in the Climate Strategy. This will include but is not limited to: the development of policy, local and national strategies, and insight.

As a member of Corporate Services, the post holder will work across priorities and themes to ensure the effective delivery of outcomes for the Council. Lead and develop on preparation and presentation of climate reports, documents, briefings for Council meetings, external agencies, senior officers, the Council Leadership Team, relevant committees and partners. Research best practice, processes, methodologies and approaches to sustainability and apply to practice. Identify opportunities for continual improvement and demonstrate effective management of change within a complex internal and external environment.

The post holder is responsible for the effective delivery of excellent public services to our customers, including improving outcomes to those in need of essential quality of life services across localities and directorates. Effectively managing and developing team-working within own area and across the wider environment. Working closely with senior officers, Chief Officers, Elected Members and external agencies to represent the Council’s interests. Contributing to the preparation and content of reports, strategic plans, briefings, presentations, Freedom of Information responses, programme management and other documents for Council meetings, external agencies, senior officers, including the Council Management Team and relevant committees, as well as business and stakeholder groups.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  

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