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Interim Head of Sustainability

Osborne Richardson
England, London
Up to £600.00 per day
Closing date
12 Feb 2022
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Osborne Richardson has an excellent opportunity for an Interim Head of Sustainability to join a local Authority in the South East London and take the lead on the Council's Climate Emergency and delivery of the Carbon Neutral Plan objectives. You will be responsible for coordinating identified Programme work streams, supporting the delivery of short, medium and long term priorities set out within these programmes.

You will manage a portfolio of commissioning activity across the Programme, analysing performance, querying variances from plans or targets, raising performance issues and pursuing actions to recover performance. You will also be required to work with members of the Governance Boards to embed the Council's Carbon Reduction Plan and principles, identifying and addressing strategic issues affecting the delivery of climate change action.

The successful candidate will need a relevant degree level qualification and have detailed knowledge and understanding of environmental sustainability and climate change issues. You must have significant experience in leading a Sustainability agenda, experience of delivering key projects and experience of leading, motivating and managing multidisciplinary teams. It is essential that you have significant experience in local government and proven experience of successful programme/project management within in a political environment

The rate offered will depend on your experience but is expected to be circa £600/day inside IR35, but there could be room to negotiate depending on your experience. This role will initially be offered as a 5 month contract but is could be extended beyond this.

For more information including a copy of the JD please get in touch.


Here at Osborne Richardson our business is people - Our simple philosophy recognises the need to fully understand the objectives and needs of both our Candidates and Clients to provide the highest level of service and the most effective tailored solutions. 

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Our consultants have a thorough knowledge of their specialist sectors and extensive experience of recruiting for Permanent, Interim and Contract positions throughout the UK.

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