Crawley Borough Council
At Crawley, we are ambitious and have a passion for delivering decarbonisation and a vision for
achieving net zero carbon emissions. “Green transformation” of our economy is at the heart of
Crawley’s economic recovery plan, including the development of an Innovation Centre, which
champions “green” technologies and builds the capacity of the green-tech business cluster
locally. To spearhead delivery of our Climate Change Action Plan and our Sustainability
programmes we are seeking to appoint a Sustainability Manager.
You will manage the Council’s Sustainability Team and drive the development and delivery of a
growing portfolio of decarbonisation, green infrastructure, sustainable energy and sustainable
transport schemes. These include cutting edge and high-quality sustainable travel projects,
which are providing new bus, cycle, pedestrian and electric vehicle infrastructure. A number of
these schemes are part of the £73 million Crawley Growth Programme and the £22.1 million
Crawley Towns Fund.
You will oversee the development of a range of bids for external funding resources to invest in
the delivery of the Council’s Climate Change Action Plan and to further our programmes of
sustainability and decarbonisation. In so doing you will lead and oversee the Council’s
Sustainability Team to drive decarbonisation across the Borough and towards delivery of
Crawley’s net zero ambitions.
You will have extensive experience and a proven track record in leading the delivery of
decarbonisation and sustainability programmes and of unlocking the required resources, an
excellent working knowledge of local and national sustainable development policy, excellent
interpersonal and partnership working skills and you will be a strong people manager.
In return for meeting the challenges of this rewarding role, we offer commitment to staff
training and development, flexible working arrangements and an attractive pension scheme. You
will be expected to work on a “hybrid” basis, working in the Council’s brand new Town Hall in
Crawley Town Centre and from home. The council also offers a bike to work scheme as well as a
discounted rail and bus fare scheme.
Job share applications are welcome.
The post will qualify for the Council’s relocation package which is available for permanent
Attendance of occasional evening meetings is a requirement of this post to provide advice to
Members and senior management on the Council’s sustainability and Climate Change Action Plan
This is a politically restricted post for the purposes of the Local Government and Housing Act
1989. The post holder is therefore unable to take part in political activity as defined in
current regulations published by the Secretary of State.
We offer a generous employee benefits
package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.
Our way of working
Our shared values and
behaviours reflect the special nature of our council. We encourage all colleagues to put
them into practice, whatever job they do. Take a look to see if we are the perfect match.
Crawley Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children,
young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we
serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
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