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Climate Change Programme & Partnership Manager

Reference Buc06303   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (South East) - UK
Town/City Aylesbury, England
Salary Additional Information £64316 - £67614 per annum + generous pension, flex working + much more
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 11/09/2022
Company Name Buckinghamshire Council
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We are looking for a Climate Change Programme & Partnership Manager who will lead the council’s work on achieving our net-zero goals. This is a critical role working on some of our most high profile activities and with responsibility for delivery of an ambitious capital programme.

About the role

The role leads the energy and climate change teams, which together lead our work to minimise our carbon emissions, reduce energy usage and deliver the range of actions within the Climate Change and Air Quality Strategy. This includes a range of nature-based solutions to climate change such as supporting various tree planting initiatives. Other current work includes:

  • Delivering a programme of measures in our Climate Change &; Air Quality Strategy, including planting over 500,000 trees to allow us to reach net-zero carbon emissions and increasing our renewable generation capacity.
  • Managing electricity and gas contracts worth over £10m / year.
  • Delivering our biomass service to schools and ensure we received the right Feed-in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive payments.
  • Identifying new energy-saving opportunities across our estate and seeking suitable funds for these measures.
  • Working with a mix of internal and external stakeholders to deliver our Strategy and to support reduction in emissions across Buckinghamshire.


As an ‘any-desk’ worker, you’ll need to be connected to our network to access digital folders and resources, but this can either be from home or an office location when required. You will be required to work from the office a couple of times a week, depending on your role and team requirements*.

*subject to current Government Covid-19 Guidance

About you

You’ll have expert knowledge of climate change and energy management issues and able to resolve escalated issues from within the team. You’ll be confident in managing a team working across a range of strategic and complex issues, as well as resolving matters of detail on individual queries and issues. You’ll be experienced in working with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, able to encourage and support action from others. You will also be experienced in managing capital and revenue budgets and have a track record of successful delivery of projects and programme.

Other information

Interviews to be held on the 19th and 20th of September

For an informal chat about this role in more detail, please contact Ed Barlow at edward.barlow@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare:

  • Unspent convictions and/or unspent conditional cautions only

For further information on how long it takes for convictions and conditional cautions to be spent, please refer to Nacro’s guide on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

Our values and culture

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are – Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:

  • a fair and inclusive culture
  • the chance to really make a difference to those around you
  • health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
  • a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
  • ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
  • opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events

At Buckinghamshire Council, we know that our biggest strength comes from the people that work for us, and that’s why we’re working hard to ensure we continue to be an accessible and inclusive organisation.

We believe our workforce should reflect the diverse communities we service in Buckinghamshire, and are looking for like-minded individuals to join us in promoting equality, fairness, and inclusion for everyone.


We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.

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