Head of Climate Strategy
Fixed term for 2 years Up to £75k
Here in Reading we’re looking forward to an exciting and growing future. Already one of Europe’s strongest performing economies, we have an ambitious target to achieve a carbon neutral Reading by 2030, developing and delivering the Council’s strategy on this and other strategic environmental challenges to ensure Reading’s sustainable development. We are absolutely focused upon improving the way we deliver services to our residents and ensuring that everyone who lives, works and visits Reading, can share in the benefits of a successful city of clean air, green spaces, smart technology and sustainable economic growth.
Team Reading is central to this making this happen – assembling a new management team across a range of services, to create consistently high expectations, shared corporate accountability and an unswerving focus on high quality services. We have already delivered £26m of savings, stabilised our revenue budget and have a £0.5bn capital programme to invest in Reading’s future. We’re redefining how the Council delivers, influences and brokers on behalf of our community.
This is an exciting new role with a distinct emphasis on delivery – turning good ideas and intentions into action on the ground. You can expect to play a central role in high profile projects to progress our climate change and sustainable development ambitions, driving forward the Council’s vision and commitment and building Reading’s reputation for climate leadership and environmental excellence.
Your track record should include compelling experience of some, if not all of these areas, and it is essential that you can lead complex projects through influence as well as direct line management to maintain momentum across different delivery mechanisms. Effective relationships and partnerships across the town and beyond will be key in consolidating the Reading offer to deliver our climate change goals and secure the funding to make things happen.
Please contact Frances Martin - Frances.Martin@reading.gov.uk to arrange an informal discussion.
Closing date: 30th September 2019
Interview Date: 10th October 2019