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Director for Carbon, Capture, Usage and Storage

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Salary Additional Information £100,000
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 16/11/2020
Company Name Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
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London or North England with regional travel expected between locations. The successful candidate would be expected to work at a BEIS base.

About the job


The Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is crucial in securing the UK’s long-term future. Positioned at the forefront in the fight against coronavirus and EU Exit preparation, BEIS is leading the UK’s recovery, tackling climate change, unleashing innovation and backing business. We know there is more to do and further opportunities to be seized as the UK leads a global green industrial revolution. There has never been a more exciting time to join BEIS.

The UK has a proud record in tackling climate change and protecting the environment. We were the first major economy in the world to set a target in law for ‘net zero’ emissions, ending the UK’s contribution to global warming in three decades. To help us achieve this we are investing £800 million in Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) infrastructure.

Deploying CCUS will play an essential role in meeting our net-zero commitment, but it can help us achieve so much more. CCUS will support key industrial sectors such as steel, cement and chemicals, creating thousands of jobs across the country. It will also support the development of flexible low-carbon power projects and the deployment and use of innovative negative emissions technologies. As Director of this programme, you will join the Senior Leadership Team at a critical time as we develop and implement plans to ensure the low-carbon economy plays a pivotal part in our green recovery.

Job description

We are now looking for a strategic and dynamic leader with the ability to lead and manage the delivery of this complex, innovative programme, which links to wider energy and decarbonisation policies.

You will possess the commercial wherewithal to balance the competing needs of a complex multi-party environment (both private and public), protecting the interests of the taxpayer and consumer.

A skilled communicator, you will be confident operating at the most senior levels within government, bringing a compelling track record of influencing a diverse and expert stakeholder landscape, internally and externally.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate success in the
following areas.

• Strategic Thinking: able to manage delivery of a complex programme including the links to wider energy and decarbonisation policy.

• Commercial Approach: ability to appreciate the needs of multiple parties (both private and public sector) and balancing delivery with protecting the interests of the taxpayer and the consumer with astute commercially strategic thinking.

• Communication Skills: with the ability to work closely with Ministers on issues that are a political priority and technically complex. In addition, the ability to provide highly visible and credible representation of the Department at the most senior levels and communicate purpose and direction with clarity and enthusiasm.

• Stakeholder Engagement: Proactively create, maintain and promote a strong network of connections both within Whitehall and externally with key stakeholders and the ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships.

• Leadership: building and leading a high performing team with a range of backgrounds to deliver a common goal, championing talent development, the importance of diversity and creating an inclusive environment.

Whilst not essential, it would be helpful if you have:

• Experience of complex programme delivery.

• Experience or background in energy sector and in particular key sectors with a close interest in the CCUS programme such as Oil & Gas.


BEIS offers a competitive mix of benefits including:

A culture of flexible working, such as job sharing, homeworking and compressed hours.
Automatic enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme.
A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30.
An extensive range of learning & professional development opportunities, which all staff are actively encouraged to pursue.
Access to a range of retail, travel and lifestyle employee discounts.

For the full list and to see our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please see the attached Employee Offer booklet.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Strengths.
GatenbySanderson has been appointed as employment agency adviser to assist with this appointment.

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process accessed via the advertisement listed for this role.

This should be completed no later than 23:55 on Monday 16th November 2020.
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