Net Zero Carbon Manager x 2 – Housing & Regeneration

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Net Zero Carbon Manager x 2 - Housing & Regeneration
Catford, London
Interim Position

Lewisham 0005 E090 / 1

Posted: 15th November 2022 13:45
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  • Pay Rate:

    £29.60 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month until further notice

  • Catford, London,

    SE6 4RU

What's involved with this role:

Interim Net Zero Carbon Manager x 2 - Housing & Regeneration

Reference no:  Lewisham 0005 E090 / 1

Pay Rate: £29.60 per hour PAYE

Hybrid working available

The purpose of the role is to lead delivery of borough-wide retrofit programmes in support of the Council’s ambition for Lewisham to be net zero carbon by 2030. Secure and deliver investment to decarbonise social housing, the corporate estate, schools and other buildings.

Also, develop an evidenced-based approach to decarbonisation across Lewisham based on an understanding of the borough’s buildings, available technological solutions and existing and new funding opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and expert knowledge in relation to low and zero carbon technologies and on sustainable design and construction, supporting delivery of strategic planning policy, the Council’s housing delivery and wider regeneration programmes and key local developments.
  • Develop and implement plans for heat networks in the borough working with partners to secure investment and a delivery structures to deliver on the borough’s energy master-plans.
  • Delivers targets from the Council’s Corporate Strategy and Lewisham’s Climate Emergency Action Plan.
  • Takes an evidence-based approach to accelerating the delivering of retrofit across Lewisham’s building stock.
  • Identifies and secures resources to fund retrofit through partner engagement and successful bids for external funding.
  • Lead delivery of a Net Zero Carbon Schools Programme working with schools, Children and Young People’s Directorate and the Capital Programmes Delivery team
  • Reduce energy demand and the performance of buildings on energy efficiency and ventilation;
  • Align a programme of works for schools based on building requirements, available funding and opportunities to maximise the impact of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund for the borough;
  • Work alongside the Capital Programme Delivery team to decarbonise the Council’s corporate estate, developing and agreeing a fully-costed delivery plan for the estate embedded within the Council’s strategic plans for the estate as a whole including in relation to climate change adaptation.
  • Develop opportunities for decentralised energy, including working with central and regional government, developers and other stakeholders to facilitate and maximise the deployment of networks across the borough.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Masters qualification in a relevant environmental or sustainability discipline or substantial relevant experience.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Significant experience of net zero carbon, energy efficiency or building retrofit programmes.
  3. Significant experience of working in a planning context on energy and sustainability issues.
  4. Experience of personally managing large scale projects and successfully delivering a range of benefits.



  1. Substantial knowledge of international, national and regional legislation and policy on climate change, carbon, energy and environmental issues and the implications these have at a local level.
  2. Substantial technical and practical knowledge of energy and carbon reduction technology and the retrofitting of housing (S).
  3. A technical understanding of decentralised energy, low and zero carbon technologies, planning policy and sustainable design and construction.
  4. An appreciation of the commercial opportunities for local authorities on sustainability, energy and carbon.
  5. Maintain an in-depth knowledge of legislative developments and research trends, developments, contractual arrangements and best practice in relation to sustainability, climate change, energy efficiency.


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Excellent analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills.
  2. Highly effective written and oral communication skills across a range of styles, and the ability to present complex information clearly and concisely with the ability to adjust communication styles to meet the needs of different audiences.
  3. Excellent programme management skills and the ability to achieve high quality outcomes across complex programmes of work that involve a variety of stakeholders.
  4. Staff management skills.
  5. Excellent stakeholder and management skills.
  6. Strong negotiating and influencing skills.
  7. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Net Zero Carbon Manager x 2 - Housing & Regeneration
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