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Head of Sustainability

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (South East) - UK
Salary Additional Information £63,765 - £68,547 per annum
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 17/11/2020
Company Name Central Bedfordshire Council
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Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Priory House, Shefford
Closing Date: 17th November 2020

Interview Date: week commencing 23rd November



More about the role:

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Sustainability to co-ordinate delivery of the newly adopted Sustainability Plan and provide expert advice, working alongside staff from all departments, to ensure sustainability is at the heart of everything that we do.


Projects include: 

  • Reducing energy use from all our buildings as well as installing solar panels and making best use of other technologies, such as battery storage.
  • Working with schools to support pupils take actions like conserving water, litter picking and hedge, tree and wildflower planting with the aim of achieving Keep Britain Tidy’s Eco-School status.
  • Converting all of our streetlights to more energy efficient LEDs, looking to make lampposts smarter, able to react to different light conditions.
  • Working to expand and enhance the network of electric vehicle charging points across Central Bedfordshire.
  • Designing and delivering a substantial tree planting programme. 
  • Improving and enhancing cycling routes.
  • Embracing innovation, initially at our Highways Depots and eventually through the setting up of an Innovation Hub.

We also have a host of other projects that will not only make our residents’ lives and our local businesses greener, but get everyone thinking about the climate challenge and what steps can be taken by an individual or on a community basis.


We are looking for a talented individual with strong leadership and project management skills to drive projects through development and delivery. You will be a keen environmentalist with a background in developing and delivering successful environmental initiatives. You will have great leadership and people skills to enable you to educate and influence individuals and teams across the council, external organisations and within our communities and to lead your team to effectively deliver the outcomes included in the Sustainability Plan.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.


You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Tracey Harris at tracey.harris2@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk 


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk 



Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employerWe welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversityin the workplaceWe are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx

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