Council seeking head of climate change to achieve a carbon neutral Southend

June 24, 2021

The council is looking for a head of climate change as it continues its drive to become carbon neutral by 2030.

The role will lead a team working with stakeholders, partners and businesses, ensuring that both the Council’s own activities and our relationships across the Borough promote and deliver a net zero future.

The successful candidate will design and deliver climate related projects across a range of areas including housing, biodiversity, open spaces, seafront, waste and recycling and transport, as well as lead important reviews of Council policies to ensure sustainability is embedded.

Cllr Carole Mulroney, cabinet member for environment, planning, culture and tourism, says: “In 2019 we declared a climate emergency, committing to the development and delivery of radical policies to meet carbon neutrality by 2030.

“I am pleased that we are now looking to recruit a Head of Climate Change who will lead on the delivery and strategic development of all aspects of Climate Change across the Council and the Borough to achieve a carbon neutral Southend by 2030 and develop and deliver our low carbon energy and sustainability strategy.

“The role will work with stakeholders, partners and businesses, ensuring that both our own activities as a Council and our relationships across the Borough promote and deliver a net zero future.

“This is an all-encompassing role, requiring a candidate able to lead, influence and inspire climate action and results, from policy and strategy development through to delivery. Southend is a great destination for a climate change and sustainability professional to really make a career defining contribution.”

The job advert and role profile can be viewed on the Hays website. The salary is up to £69,000 per year.


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