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Director of Sustainability

Hertfordshire County Council
£95k - £105k pa
Closing date
31 Jan 2022
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Implement your boldest ideas in Hertfordshire.

Home to a dynamic population, Hertfordshire’s residents enjoy a great quality of life – something that we at the County Council are committed to enhancing wherever possible. Here, our people work as a collaborative team to maintain a great quality of life for every resident, with forward-thinking services that are value-for-money and of the highest standards. As we consider growth within the County, we are dedicating a position to lead the strategic management of sustainability.

Join us, and you could be at the heart of a number of these high-profile challenges. The context of the scale of the Growth Challenge: cumulative District and Borough Local Plans across the county provide for 91,000 new homes, 92,000 new jobs and forecast a 20% increase in traffic up to 2031.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead on sustainability/climate change emergency by ensuring it is intrinsic to everything we do. You'll be translating the global ambitions of COP26, local ambitions and inspiring the workforce and providers to reach our commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030. In turn, you will balance immediate concerns with long-term planning goals.

The successful candidate will have the chance to make an impact from day one, so you will need to hit the ground running. We are seeking a candidate with experience of strategic leadership, who can work in a large, complex and political organisation. You will need exceptional communication, leadership and stakeholder management skills.

As a member of our ambitious senior leadership team, you will have access to a highly desirable benefits package that includes flexible working options, and the scope to explore your biggest ideas. With ample opportunity to develop your skills in large-scale projects, you will be at the heart of our progressive growth agenda.

Closing Date: 31st January 2022
Interview Date: Week commencing 14th February

For a confidential and informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Maureen Gambrill – 
who will arrange an informal discussion with Patsy Dell (Executive Director of Sustainable Growth) or please click apply below.

Benefits of Working for HCC:

  • Flexible Working Arrangements 
  • Excellent Career Development
  • Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
  • Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes


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