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Net Zero Funding & Investment Manager - SW Net Zero Hub

Job Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Net Zero Funding & Investment Manager to join us in the South West Net Zero Hub.

Could you lead engagement with finance leaders in local authorities, develop relations with funders and investors and support investment grade proposals? 

We are looking for someone who can apply their experience of developing proposals, securing funding, engaging with the investment sector and finance directors and financial modelling, to persuade finance teams to support Net Zero projects.  The post holder will work with a wider team of project, technical and data colleagues to deliver support. Our current pipeline has more than 85 projects with a combined value exceeding £300m.

This is one of two environmentally focused Funding & Investment Managers the West of England Combined Authority is recruiting.

If you are interested in this opportunity and have some questions, please get in touch with hiring manager Jon Rattenbury on 07436 601947 or Jon.Rattenbury@WestOfEngland-CA.gov.uk 

Secondments from other organisations  and part-time working arrangements will be considered.

Package Description

The West of England Combined Authority is seeking to appoint a Net Zero Funding & Investment Manager to join the South West Net Zero team.

This is an exciting time to join the West of England Combined Authority. In the last year nearly three quarters of a billion pounds of new investment has been secured for the region. New plans are in place to deliver on Mayoral priorities to improve transport, skills and housing for our residents, take decisive action to tackle the climate emergency, and to support communities facing the cost-of-living crisis. There is a relentless focus on delivery to put the West of England on the map for regional, national and global success.

Led by the regional Metro Mayor, the West of England Combined Authority brings together three local councils, the Local Enterprise Partnership and works with communities, other public services, and industry to deliver for the region.

You will be a key player in leading our response to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. We are delivering on the West of England’s Climate and Ecological Strategy and Action Plan and making the West of England the bee and pollinator capital of the U.K. as we push to reach our very ambitious net zero targets by 2030. Come and help shape the future of the West of England, a place so many people are proud to call home. 

If you are interested in this role we also have a similar opportunity - Climate and Natural Environment Funding & Investment Manager 

*A market supplement applies to this post, please contact us for more details. Please note the standard policy is to appoint at the bottom of the grade. A market supplement is 10% on top of the allocated salary for a period of 12 months  

About the Company

The West Of England Combined Authority is an equal opportunities employer, in line with the Equalities Act 2010, and invite applicants to contact us to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process.

The West Of England Combined Authority is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We ensure all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or citizenship status. We are also  proud to have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Flexible and Hybrid working.

The Combined Authority is adopting a Hybrid working approach, which enables employees to split their week between working in the workplace and working remotely.

Hybrid Working forms just part of the flexible working options that the Combined Authority is offering as the new way of working. Flexible working is an arrangement that enables employees to have a way of working that suits and employee’s and employer’s needs whilst maintain a work-life balance.

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