Director of Climate Resilience and Green Growth

Recruiter
East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA)
Location
Derbyshire
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
10 Jul 2024
Closes
06 Aug 2024
Job Title
Associate Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Director of Climate Resilience and Green Growth
East Midlands County Combined Authority
Competitive Salary
The East Midlands has a rich history and a diverse present. Ambition and culture put us at the heart of the first industrial revolution and it will put us at the centre of the next as we lead the transformation of our region.
With a newly Elected Mayor dedicated to speaking up for our region, our goal is to attract new investment and help our communities thrive. We'll have access to more than GBP4 billion in funding over the next 30 years. Our shared ambition for our place and the people we serve has united us and will continue to be the driving force behind all we do as we develop and grow.
We are unique – the first combined county authority in the country – and we have brought a fresh approach to the role and purpose of a combined authority. Inclusive growth is at the heart of what we will do – everyone will benefit from our work.
Climate resilience sits at the heart of this agenda, with complementary objectives for decarbonisation, energy adaptation, zero carbon energy creation and nature recovery. Fundamentally, we see the region's economic future located in green growth. As the lead for this agenda, this Director will be pivotal to EMCCA's success.
We have ambitious plans to decarbonise the region, working with partners to retrofit existing infrastructure, as well as developing relationships with organisations involved in innovative carbon capture initiatives. With renewables and nuclear energy due to dominate the growth of global electricity supply over the next three years, we see energy industries as a unique opportunity for the region, both within the UK and globally. The founding story of the EMCCA area is one of power generation. Now, in the race to develop new methods of energy production, we have a firm platform in both nuclear and hydrogen. And in STEP we have the potential to develop world–leading fusion technology. The East Midlands already accounts for more than 6 per cent of the UK's total nuclear workforce.
This is a challenging and high–profile role, requiring a broad and strong skill set. While experience of the development and management of largescale environmental programmes is important, this is a not primarily a delivery role. The Director will provide the strategic leadership for the whole environment and green growth agenda, but more than that, will work across the senior leadership group to ensure that our housing, transport, and skills agendas are completely aligned with and underpin our ambitions for a thriving net zero region. We need to attract low carbon jobs, investment, and innovation to the region. Our substantial transport investment funds should not only improve connectivity but do so in a way that enhances the region's sustainability. Equally, our housing investments should require high environmental standards.
You will drive the strategic agenda on inclusive growth strategy, development and investment across the whole area and create a new team and commissioning approach, and work closely with the Mayor, EMCCA Board and Chief Executive.
Few jobs give you the opportunity to lead and shape a region or the future so clearly. So, if you have a proven track record of success in shaping strategy, convening stakeholders, and mobilising investment in largescale change in the green economy and broader climate resilience and you're up for the most exciting challenge of your career, get in touch.
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