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Project and Engagement Lead (Net Zero Carbon)

Created: 13th May 2024 at 20:07


Full-time, Fixed term until 31 December 2025 with possibility to extend


33,210 - 39,050pa


The Diocese of Guildford is committed to addressing the urgent challenge of climate change and environmental sustainability and meet the Church of England’s goal to become net zero carbon (NZC) by 2030.

As part of this we are seeking a passionate, dynamic and experienced individual to join our team as the Diocesan Net Zero Carbon Project & Engagement Lead.

You will be someone who is able to engage, motivate and work closely with diocesan staff, parish leaders and external partners to build strong relationships, foster a culture of sustainability, and develop a sense of momentum towards our aims of decarbonising our residential property portfolio and church buildings.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Influencing and supporting parishes to prepare and deliver their NZC action plans relating to their buildings.
  • Support the Property Team to develop and implement a comprehensive NZC action plan for clergy housing.
  • Developing relationships with technical specialists and potential funding agencies.
  • Managing relationships and communications with a wide range of other stakeholders.
  • Managing headline project data and tracking progress against the project delivery plan and providing regular, timely reports highlighting achievements and areas for improvement.
  • Ensuring all relevant risks are identified and mitigation actions are in place.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for the full details of the responsibilities of the Project & Engagement Lead (Net Zero Carbon).

Qualifications, Experience and Skills include:

  • Degree or equivalent (with a project management and/or a qualification relevant to NZC).
  • Extensive experience of leading, co-ordinating and delivering complex projects.
  • Experience of managing multiple stakeholder types in a complex programme context.
  • Experience of delivering clear written communication across a range of formats.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of environmental and climate change issues.
  • Strong knowledge of project management techniques and processes, including governance, plan management, budget, risk, and issue management. ·
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills, with the ability to bring order to complex situations and find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems.

Benefits of the role include: 

  • Competitive salary within the Charity Sector 
  • A 15% non-contributory pension/life assurance provision 
  • 25 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays 
  • Employee assistance programme as part of our commitment to employee health and wellbeing.
  • Learning and development opportunities 
  • Flexible hybrid working


How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to send a detailed covering letter, along with your CV, outlining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the person specification as detailed in the job description. Applications without a cover letter cannot be considered.

Applications should be submitted through the following link: Job Openings (peoplehr.net)

We will shortlist and interview on a rolling basis as applications are received and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

For more information, please find the full job description below. If you would like further information, please contact recruitment@cofeguildford.org.uk.

The Diocese of Guildford take our responsibility for the safeguarding of children and adults seriously. Our recruitment processes reflect this commitment.

The Diocese of Guildford encourages UK Minority Ethnic/Global Majority Heritage applicants for all roles to ensure that we reflect the racial diversity of the community we are part of.

Closing date:

30th June, 2024 at 00:00

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