Resource Efficiency Manager - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
37 hours per week
Leeds City Centre (Temporarily Remote) with travel around West & North Yorkshire
12 month contract to cover secondment (possibility of extension)
Grade J: £31,799

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority are seeking to appoint a Resource Efficiency Manager to join our Business Support (Clean Growth & Innovation) team. This is a key client-facing role to deliver account management and site-based resource efficiency advice and support for local businesses.

We bring together local councils and businesses, through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) ensure that our work meets the needs of employers so that everyone in our region can benefit from economic prosperity supported by a modern, accessible transport network, housing and digital connections.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement of a £1.8bn devolution deal that has been secured for West Yorkshire. Devolution will enable us to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

The Role

Reporting into the Senior Service Manager (Clean Growth), your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing outstanding face to face support as a trusted advisor to client businesses to encourage and implement resource efficiency improvements, presenting recommendations for investment to clients, inspiring confidence, and optimising the level of support and intervention available.
  • Working with client management to identify and develop opportunities for robust applications for grant and other support.
  • Establishing an ongoing market awareness of the resource efficiency landscape and driving change in client businesses based on current market opportunities.
  • Driving the promotion and take-up of REBiz across the region by speaking at regional events, pro-actively targeting eligible SME clients, providing targeted information to partner Local Authorities, and proactively identifying and developing new opportunities to market the scheme.

Please review the Role Profile provided on Our Website for more information about the responsibilities.

The role will likely be focused on either West or North Yorkshire, depending on the home location of the successful applicant.

For more information about this role please contact Melissa Liburd (Senior Service Manager – Clean Growth) on 0113 348 1825 or Vincent McCabe (Programme Lead – Clean Growth) on 0113 348 1043.

The post is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the Northern Powerhouse Growth Deal.

About You

You will have the following key skills, attributes, education and experience:

  • Degree educated or demonstrably experienced in a sustainability, environmental management, or energy related field.
  • A relevant professional qualification e.g. IEMA or CIBSE or similar is desirable.
  • Expert knowledge and experience of SME business drivers, priorities and issues, particularly in relation to resource and energy efficiency.
  • Knowledge and experience of processes and procedures for assessing commercial viability of capital investment proposals.
  • Experience of client management in a small business environment or similar, to be credible in representing the service to the senior management of potential clients.
  • Excellent planning, interpersonal, analytical and communication skills.
  • You will be expected to travel throughout the region by public transport and/or car.

Our Offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Generous employer contribution pension scheme.
  • Fully funded travel in West Yorkshire on bus and rail with the MCard.
  • Flexible working practises with Health and Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

To Apply

If this sounds like your next role, please upload your CV to our online application form telling us why you would be a great fit for our role. Please visit Our Website more information and details of how to apply. The reference for this role is ES/ES19d. Please apply by 11:55pm on 27 January 2021.

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture and represent the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis. The annual pay award for the financial year 2020/21 is still pending and will be applied to the salary structure as appropriate once confirmed.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

27 January 2021, 11:55 PM