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Green Infrastructure Programme Manager

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location   England (South West) - UK
Town/City   Keynsham
Salary   Fixed Term until 31 July 2024 / Grade 10 (£40,578-£43,570 pro-rata)
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Deadline   28/07/2022
Company Name   Bath & North East Somerset Council
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We are seeking a proactive and experienced Programme Manager to coordinate delivery of our award winning strategic green infrastructure programmes:

Connecting Landscape Green Infrastructure programme (50385B)

  • Bathscape
  • Somer Valley Rediscovered
  • Chew Valley Reconnected

This is an exciting opportunity to help enhance Bath & North East Somerset through leading on the delivery of key green infrastructure projects.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has a strong background of designing effective natural environment policy and strategy and delivering it through strategic Green Infrastructure programmes and projects. The Strategic Green Infrastructure and Nature Recovery Team is currently being developed to take on new responsibilities whilst continuing to deliver our existing commitments. We aim to be able to respond at pace to our ecological emergency targets and to new duties and requirements in response to the Environment Act and other central government legislation, guidance, and initiatives.

Our new Green Infrastructure Programme Managers role will have an exciting opportunity to oversee and develop our strong commitments to nature’s recovery and to ensure that the Council’s responsibilities in relation to natural environment are more widely understood and delivered across all service areas.

To lead on the development and delivery of the councils Green Infrastructure programme to address nature’s recovery and the ecological emergency.

Lead, develop and promote sound programme management, project management and risk management processes for the successful deployment of investment throughout the projects being delivered within the green infrastructure programme.

Oversee Green Infrastructure project portfolio and develop project concepts, funding bids and business cases (individual projects up to value £5m) working with Senior Council Officers/Managers, Elected Members and as part of external public/private/voluntary sector strategic partnerships

Work with the Nature Recovery Manager and Principal Ecologist to develop nature recovery projects. Support and guide the wider delivery of nature recovery across the council and where appropriate across the wider West of England region working with our existing partnerships and stakeholders, neighbouring councils and WECA.

This post is full time (37 hrs per week) fixed term for two years initially, with the potential to extend dependent upon the success of securing funding.

Interested to find out more?

If you would like to discuss this post contact Mark Minkley Strategic Manager – Green Infrastructure & Nature Recovery mark_minkley@bathnes.gov.uk

Your main place of work will be the award-winning, modern Civic Centre in Keynsham, halfway between Bath and Bristol, easily accessible via car or public transport, with a train station 5 minutes’ walk away.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has one overriding purpose – to improve people’s lives. We have four core values which shape every aspect of our working life and how we look to the future. These values are to be Bold, Empowered, Supportive and Transparent.

Please explain in your application how you could incorporate these values into the role you are applying for.

As an equal opportunities employer, Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and is opposed to discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

Safeguarding Statement:

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment anyone working in a post with children or vulnerable groups will be expected to undertake an Enhanced DBS check with/without barred list checks.

Please note the Council operates a policy of prior consideration for roles for any individual on the Council’s at-risk register.  This means should a redeployee express an interest in this role, providing they meet the essential criteria for the role, they will be interviewed before any shortlisting or interviewing of external candidates.

To apply, please visit our website here

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