NZC Strategic Business Manager

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NZC Strategic Business Manager
Interim Position

Islington RQ736258

Posted: 17th November 2022 11:13
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  • Pay Rate:

    £27.16 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months


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What's involved with this role:

NZC Strategic Business Manager   

Reference no: Islington RQ736258   

Pay rate £27.16 per hour PAYE   

The NZC strategic business manager will be responsible for driving delivery of the council's climate action plans. They will be assigned two or three work streams that are large, complex and high stakes with programme wide significance and senior officer and/or member exposure. The strategic business manager will take personal responsibility to work very closely with work stream senior responsible officers to deliver the commitments and actions that support achievement of Islington’s net zero carbon ambition 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Horizon scan for climate change policy developments, funding, innovation and other shifts in the external landscape which will have an impact on the programme. 
  • Build and maintain constructive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. This includes stakeholders from other priority council programmes, other councils and external organisations involved in leading change, especially in relation to climate change (plus horizon scanning for new ideas and relationships). 
  • Develop the agenda for carbon reduction and be the main point of contact for all internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop collaboration plans and deliver mutually beneficial activities – including other public sector organisation, local borough partnerships and London wide partners (e.g., London Council’s). 
  • Advise the Head of NZC programme, Work stream directors or leads in efforts to support the council’s relationships with London Councils, and central government 

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

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent 
  • Knowledge of concepts, methods, tools and techniques to support the design and delivery of real and lasting change – and the ability to deploy them in practice 
  • Knowledge and awareness of local government finances, commercial issues and business case development 
  • Experience of designing and implementing effective strategies 
  • Experience of leading or managing change projects 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, that are convincing, persuasive and adaptable to a range of audiences 
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a wide variety of people, in ways that develop trust, credibility and personal impact 
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a wide variety of people, in ways that develop trust, credibility and personal impact 
  • Ability to manage the scope, cost and time constrains of projects and programmes 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  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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NZC Strategic Business Manager
Client Category: Local Authority

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