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Better Futures ERDF Project Officer (Sustainable Development)

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Town/City Central London SE1
Salary Additional Information £44,388 per annum
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 18/04/2022
Company Name Greater London Authority
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Do you want to play major role in supporting London’s green SMEs as well as accelerate delivery of clean, local energy to help achieve a net zero carbon London by 2030.

The post holder will lead on the Project Management of a part funded European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) – Better Futures Programme as part of the wider development of a Cleantech Innovation cluster for London and is looking for an experienced project manager to take up the role of the Better Futures Project Manager.

The post will support GLA staff as the accountable body with the delivery of the Better Futures ERDF project, to ensure successful delivery and compliance. Support will be provided from project delivery to closure. This will include assisting with the continued co-ordination of the necessary support and project management systems for the Better Futures project, in line with the requirements of the ERDF 2014 – 2020 programme, and specifically leading on communications, marketing and evaluation as well as general project management and monitoring. The post will need to work closely with the ERDF compliance officer.

You will have the ability to manage complex projects and motivate and align project partners and stakeholders. You will be a successful project manager with excellent written and oral communication skills, a well-informed and creative approach to problem-solving, strong budgeting skills, the ability to operate in a busy and complex political environment and experience of working collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

To succeed, you will need a knowledge of sustainable development or the cleantech low carbon sector, or business support and experience of implementing sustainability issues in a political environment, including a successful track record of communicating such complex issues. 

You will need strong project management skills and the ability to ensure that the key policy themes are properly integrated. Strong relationship building, presentation and writing skills are essential, and you must be able to operate effectively in a sensitive political environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority groups who are underrepresented in the environment and energy sector.

This role will be based at London Fire Brigade’s Head Office (Union Street SE1 0LL).  At present GLA staff are working largely from home, with office space available.  Over the coming weeks and months, we will be moving to hybrid working as part of this, you will need to split your time between home working and coming into the office.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role, please contact nusrat.yousuf@london.gov.uk; or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glarecruitment@engageats.co.uk quoting reference GLA4351.


Application closing date: Monday 18 April 2022 at 23:59 GMT.

Interviews will take place: Friday 29 April 2022.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

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