Sustainability Hub Manager

Birmingham, West Midlands
£45,426 - £56,779
15 Nov 2021
28 Nov 2021
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

GBSLEP are looking to take a lead on providing high quality sustainability support services for businesses in the GBSLEP region in order to reduce emissions in line with national, regional and partner carbon reduction targets, whilst reducing business costs, making them more competitive and creating a growth in low carbon jobs.

The Opportunity: The role will be to enable and facilitate Clean Growth in SMEs by developing and pleading the GBSLEP Sustainability Hub. The Sustainability Hub Manager will work closely with the other GBSLEP Hub teams to help the Greater Birmingham and Solihull area deliver its vision of clean and inclusive growth across the region, empowering SMEs to evaluate their low carbon status and identify the skills required to plan and implement clean business practices and behaviours.

This will be achieved initially by delivering on the objectives of the Clean Growth Programme, a process of decarbonising business buildings by building on the progress already made in this area and developing the team and processes to achieve this. The Sustainability Hub Manager will also be responsible for developing other sustainability services for businesses in line with GBSLEP’s mission statement, regional partners goals and the Industrial Strategy.

The Candidate: Will have the ability to support the implementation of the GBSLEP Annual Delivery Plan and work with partner LEPs and the West Midlands Combined Authority to deliver the wider regional economic strategy.

To manage the development and operation of the Sustainability Hub which will deliver on the objectives of the Clean Growth Programme.

Be capable of developing a range of additional business sustainability services, potentially including, but not limited to, Environmental Management Systems, Circular Economy and Negative Emissions services.

Can demonstrate that they are able to motivate, manage and direct the Clean Growth Programme team to have a demonstrable impact on client businesses by addressing their barriers to clean growth.

About us: The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership is a partnership of businesses, public sector, and further and higher education leaders. As a collaborative partnership, we work for the benefit of everyone who lives and works in the GBSLEP area. This collaborative and business focused approach enables us to target interventions for maximum benefit to the local economy Our mission is to drive the economic growth of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull area, creating jobs and increasing the quality of life for all our residents. Our geography spans nine local authority boundaries: Birmingham, Solihull, East Staffordshire, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Tamworth, Redditch, Bromsgrove and Wyre Forest. We have a population of just over 2 million people, an estimated 1,038,000 jobs, and an economy worth £46.8bn.

How to Apply

To apply please submit your CV along with a covering letter covering the following:

  • Why you are interested in the role
  • How does your knowledge, skills and experience match the specification
  • What makes you a standout candidate
  • Your current or most recent salary
  • Notice period or availability date

Send applications to quoting reference Sustainabilityhub21 by 28th November 2021.


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