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Policy and Programme Manager (Environment & Energy) x3

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Town/City Central London SE1
Salary Additional Information £70,241
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 25/04/2022
Company Name Greater London Authority
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GLA Environment & Energy Unit is recruiting 3 Policy and Programme Managers, answering to the Assistant Director.  Applicants are asked to indicate which role they are most interested in, but will be considered against all three vacancies.

1) Strategy and Green Recovery

The Strategy and Green Recovery team sits at the heart of the GLA’s Environment and Energy Unit.  As head of this team, you will identify opportunities to influence policies and programmes across the GLA Group, ensuring that the Mayor’s strategic commitments on the environment, energy and climate change are fully reflected in the work of others. 

To succeed in this role you will have a strong understanding of environmental theories and policy issues. You will be able to identify the opportunities presented by the Mayor’s current Environment Strategy and ensure that its principles are widely understood and acted on by colleagues and external partners.  You will oversee delivery of projects that bring together various environmental topics, for example on clean tech business growth and skills.

You will support the Assistant Director and Deputy Mayor for Environment in understanding changing economic and social circumstances and how these affect implementation of the Mayor’s environmental priorities.  You will help to realise the green potential of London’s Recovery, while ensuring that environment policies and programmes promote economic growth, job creation and a more equal London: the ‘Green New Deal’ Mission.  You will lead the wider unit in developing the evidence base to inform future strategy.

2) Green Infrastructure

The Mayor places a high priority on greening London’s spaces and securing its green infrastructure.  A dedicated individual is needed to lead the team responsible for realising the Mayor’s vision of a greener, fairer and more resilient capital.

Your portfolio will include major programmes to help address inequalities in access to green space, improve climate resilience and enhance biodiversity. These include the Grow Back Greener, Green and Resilient Spaces, Green and Healthy Streets, and Rewild London Funds.  You will lead the GLA’s engagement with key partners and stakeholders, including London’s Nature Recovery and the Mayor’s Rewilding Taskforce, and promote London as a National Park City. You will work closely with teams across the GLA, including Planners, to develop policies and guidance that promote urban greening and biodiversity.

To succeed in this role, you will have a strong background in policy and delivery on environmental issues, preferably in the green Infrastructure sector.  You will be able to identify areas of opportunity between the Mayor’s Environment Strategy and his priorities for London’s Recovery, and tackling social and health inequalities.

3) Waste and Circular Economy

The Mayor’s Environment Strategy commits to making London a zero waste city, with no biodegradable or recyclable waste being sent to landfill by 2026 and two thirds of municipal waste being recycled by 2030.  A dedicated individual is needed to lead the team responsible for achieving these goals.

Your responsibilities will include accelerating London’s transition to a circular economy; working with boroughs to deliver Reduction and Recycling Plans that meet the Mayor’s objectives; supporting new waste infrastructure and helping local authorities deliver cost effective recycling; helping food businesses redce waste and save money, and reducing the single use of plastic.  You will align this work with the Mayor’s target for London to reach net zero carbon by 2030.

To succeed in this role, you will have a strong background in policy and delivery on environmental issues, preferably in recycling and circular economy.  You will be able to build positive working relations with key partners, notably ReLondon, London Councils and the boroughs. You will keep the GLA up to date with the latest thinking in this area.

Relevant for all roles:

These roles require a flexible and collaborative approach, and will involve working on several initiatives simultaneously, in a fast paced environment.  Willingness to work with senior staff and politicians, earning their trust and confidence, will be vital.

You will manage a diverse team: experienced environmental professionals and colleagues earlier in their careers.  As head of team you will foster a supportive team culture, helping them develop their skills and prioritise their work to have the maximum impact.  They are all committed to making a difference to the lives of Londoners and future generations – an inspiring context in which to work.

These roles 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 these roles are open to job sharers. 

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 Assistant Director of Environment Catherine Barber at catherine.barber@london.gov.uk or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email glarecruitment@engageats.co.uk quoting reference GLA4867.

To apply, please visit our website.

Application closing date: Monday 25 April 2022 at 23:59 GMT.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects this at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, faith or disability. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority groups who are underrepresented in the environment and energy sector.

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