About the post
Creativity, ambition and focus on people is what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award winning Council is on an exciting journey of change. Its all about putting people at the heart of everything, listening to, and working alongside our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have received Investors in People (Gold) status for how we lead, support and develop people. We would like you to be part of our success and help us to take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Lets make a better Barnsley for everyone.
Your role in our journey
As a Strategy Manager in the Sustainability team, you will lead on developing partnerships and programmes across the Council, the borough and the Sheffield City Region to support our low carbon ambitions. You will work in close partnership with colleagues within the Council and a range of public / private organisations, community and voluntary groups and those who work, live and study in Barnsley to deliver our zero40 and zero45 ambitions. You will lend your expertise, knowledge and innovation to a range of sustainability and energy related programmes and the role will also touch housing, health and inclusive economy projects. Crucially, you’ll also help us develop, deliver and evaluate strategies, projects and services to identify need and support our transition to a net zero carbon Borough.
What you’ll need
This is a permanent opportunity, to join us, you’ll need a relevant level 6 qualification and/or evidence in a related field and your commitment to continuous professional development. You will need to evidence that you have a track record of effectively leading on planning and delivery of sustainability or energy related programmes. You will need to demonstrate that you have contributed to the development of strategies and policies to drive successful change. Resilient, able to ‘get things done’ and a natural collaborator, it is your talent for communication that really sets you apart.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. We prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. We’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.