Assistant Director Route to Zero Carbon

Birmingham City Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £77,046 - £95,230

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    23 June 2021

  • Client

    Birmingham City Council

Ref: GSe74266

In Birmingham, we have a vision to become a ‘Council of the Future’. We’re on an exciting journey of growth and change, and we want every child, citizen and place to take part. Our agenda will see huge innovation across jobs, skills, health, wellbeing, transportation and connectivity. And housing is a vital part of our plans. We’re looking for an inspirational assistant director - route to zero carbon who can lead both the City Council and the city as a whole in the journey to net zero carbon. Join us, share in our ambition, and take your career to new levels.

This is a wide-ranging role with big opportunities to shape a programme of work to achieve net zero carbon both for the City Council as an organisation and across the city as a whole. Reporting to our Director – Inclusive Growth, you’ll take our strategic vision and make it a reality, creating practical plans and seeing them through to completion.

As you coordinate and implement a series of projects and programme to reduce carbon emissions, you’ll embed carbon reduction into everything the Council does and develop effective partnerships across the city to collectively deliver a programme of carbon reduction for the city as a whole. You’ll also be our lead officer on the route to zero programme.

As a key leader for our council you’ll also provide strong leadership and management across the organisation, building an environment where people can flourish. You’ll empower managers and staff to reach ever-higher standards and take part in a culture of accountability and shared responsibility.

We’re looking for proven leaders with considerable experience in a similar environment. You’ll have led successful programmes of transformational change and be able to put a deep knowledge of carbon reduction strategy into practice. You’ll be able to manage large budgets, build and motivate effective teams, form productive partnerships and work with every kind of person to get results.

You should also have a degree in a relevant subject, along with a relevant professional qualification.

This is a truly unique role with scope to bring lasting change to a dynamic and exciting city. If you want real challenges that will maximise your potential, then get in touch.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
9th June 2021

Longlist meeting
15th June 2021

Preliminary interviews
18th and 23rd June 2021

Shortlist meeting
28th June 2021

Final interviews
13th July 2021 - afternoon

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


Philip Emms: 0113 205 6078
Sarah Cripps: 0113 416 6773