Programme Manager – Net Zero Accelerator

Programme Manager – Net Zero Accelerator

Salary: £51,515 – 55,883

Hours: 36.25

Contract: 2 years FTC

Location: Tootle Building, Oxford Road Manchester

Advert closing date: 3rd June at 23:59

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Your role:

The GMCA’s low carbon team plays a key role in setting the Regions overall direction through the formulation of Greater Manchester’s strategies and by bringing ideas to life. We are supporting the regions residents, businesses, and public bodies to decarbonise, through new technologies, new investment models, and new ways of working.  We are outward facing with networks across business, universities, international city governments and arts and cultural organisations. We think big and turn ideas and innovations into reality – if that sounds like fun, this might be your dream job.

As a Programme Manager, you will be responsible for providing high-quality programme management covering heat, energy, retrofit, commercial models, policy, and partnerships across the scope of the GMCA’s carbon neutral ambition. The low carbon team works on a range of high-profile policy areas that are central to Greater Manchester’s 2038 carbon neutral target, which underpins the wider economic, social and recovery agendas. 

With the wider team you will engage, enable and facilitate the realisation of our objectives through a broad spectrum of partnerships advising the Mayor, the GMCA, Green City Region Partnership Board, the GM Local Enterprise Partnership as well as other local and national partners to develop and deliver strategies and interventions that deliver a fair and just transition to net zero.

About you:

Do you share our passion to decarbonise our society; do you have the empathy to change the hearts and minds of those who need them changing; are you resilient in the face challenge and are you comfortable holding your own when you believe you are right. If so this your opportunity to help drive Greater Manchester’s vision to be a carbon neutral city region, with an energy system, which is smart and fit for the future. 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

About us:

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 Resources; 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, Trans status and Non-binary identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. 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.

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Our offer:

As a good employer, we offer our employees a competitive package as part of our offer that you can find out more about here: GMCA offer - Green book.docx

Mandatory Information:

Employees on the redeployment register will be given priority for any vacancies in the first instance. If employees are identified as a match from the register then the vacancy may be withdrawn or put on hold pending an outcome.

For this opportunity, you must be able to prove you have the right to work in the UK - if in doubt please visit the following link Employers' right to work checklist - GOV.UK ( Please note we are not a licenced sponsor.

Hybrid working

This role is part of GMCA’s hybrid working scheme. As part of our commitment to ‘Build Back Fairer’ in Greater Manchester following the Covid-19 pandemic, we have evolved our management methods by trusting and empowering staff to deliver their work in the best way that suits the business and their individual needs, and supports health and wellbeing. Our hybrid working policy sets out a flexible approach, combining attendance at our Manchester city centre office with remote working, typically from home; the location of work is primarily dictated by the needs of the business: ‘Do what is right for you and the business on that day’. If appointed to the role you will work with your manager to agree and regularly review the best working pattern for you, your team and your work.

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