Assistant Director for the Environment & Energy - Greater London Authority
Role: Assistant Director for the Environment & Energy
Client: The Greater London Authority
The Greater London Authority is London’s regional government. It supports the Mayor of London in delivering their programmes and priorities and is overseen by the London Assembly.
Since the first Mayor was elected twenty years ago, climate change and the environment have been central to City Hall’s work and London has consistently demonstrated strong national and international leadership – from its establishment of the Ultra Low Emissions Zone to its nomination as the world’s first National Park City. COVID-19 has further emphasised the critical role of the environment in London’s economy and society, with a Green New Deal forming a central part of the capital’s recovery plan.
The GLA’s Environment and Energy Unit has around 70 staff, covering a broad range of policy and delivery areas, working closely with the Deputy Mayor for the Environment, and with close links to the C40 group of major cities and to other national and international networks. The staff of the unit are drawn from backgrounds including central and local government, environmental NGOs, utilities, and the wider private sector.
As Assistant Director you will be responsible for leading a high-performing and expert team, bringing a strong focus on staff development and engagement. You will oversee an ambitious portfolio of environmental programmes and work closely with the Deputy Mayor to translate the Mayor’s priorities into practical and achievable plans. You will maintain and develop strong relationships with senior stakeholders across the sector.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background at a senior level in the environment or energy sectors (although relevant wider experience will also be taken into account) as well as strong skills in policy development and programme delivery. You will be an effective communicator, credible with stakeholders at every level. As an experienced leader, you will have the ability to inspire and motivate multi-disciplinary teams and will have a demonstrable commitment to, and achievement in, promoting diversity, equality and inclusion.
London’s diversity is its biggest asset and the GLA strives to ensure their workforce reflects London’s diversity at all levels. They welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.
If you want to know more about the role or selection process, please visit the microsite https://search.green-park.co.uk/gla-environment/
Closing date Sunday 6th June 2021 before midnight