Programme and Policy Lead

Greater Manchester Combined Authority
£50,000 - £59,999
15 Sep 2020
22 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Programme and Policy Lead

Salary: £50,682-£55,159 per annum

Hours: 36.25 per week

Job Type: Fixed term (2 years)

Location: Manchester City Centre


Your role: -

This post works within the Environment Directorate and Low Carbon Team, reporting to the Head of Low Carbon Innovation and Programmes, to oversee and facilitate the effective development and delivery of the 5yr Environment Plan. Providing stakeholder management to successfully deliver a complex, high valued programme of strategic projects; across identified priority areas, taking direct local responsibility for the successful delivery of all elements, to agreed levels of time, budget and quality.

The key purpose is to provide programme development and policy management across the energy theme, within the Low Carbon Team.

The role holder will undertake effective stakeholder management with internal GMCA and external strategic directors and senior managers, interpreting strategic visions into a coherent local programme of Whole System Smart Energy projects, which delivers local and collaborative low carbon priorities.

About you: -

An individual with an understanding of public sector who is passionate about delivering innovation to meet the regions low carbon ambition of carbon neutrality by 2038. You will relish the challenge of managing a complex project, demonstrating excellent planning skills and policy knowledge to maintain focus and objectivity under various conditions. An ability to manage and maintain a multi-priority workload, progressing various ideas and plans concurrently, with numerous partners to deliver a variety of innovative services and deliverables.

About us: -

This is you opportunity to help drive Greater Manchester’s (GM) vision to be a carbon neutral city region, with an energy system, which is smart, fit for the future, low carbon, and economically environmentally and socially sustainable. GM’s approach is to play a leading role in the low carbon transition, aiming to empower local, regional and national actors, whilst providing strategic direction towards a local, decentralised smart energy system.

As an employer, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is made up of a number of key Greater Manchester strategic functions and service providers including; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS); Waste and Recourses; Environment; Work and Skills; Research; Public Sector Reform; Police, Crime and Criminal Justice; Homelessness; the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and the Commissioning Hub.

We value the diversity of our employees, and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across Greater Manchester. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

The GMCA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation

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Our offer

In return for your hard work, we offer our employees a competitive package as part of our offer, which includes:
  • Flexible working conditions with the ability to accrue 2 flexi days every 4 weeks (up to grade 11)
  • Family friendly policies including parental leave (maternity, shared parental, adoption, maternity support)
  • Ability to buy additional annual leave
  • Generous Annual leave scheme - 25 days + Bank Holidays per annum upon starting, after 5 years service increase to 30 days + BH and after 10 years service increase to 32 days +BH.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employer investment in training and development, and professional sponsorship including CPD
  • Corporate travel loans
  • Cycle scheme
  • Discount scheme (MiRewards) on local and national high street brands
  • Health and wellbeing offer - Occupational Health and Employee Assistance programme
  • Modern city centre offices (role specific)
  • Sports and welfare club
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusivity with 4 active staff networks for; LGBTA, BAME, Disability and Womens

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