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Net Zero Carbon Project Manager (clergy housing lead)

Gloucester Cathedral
42328.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
11 May 2024

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Charities / Not For Profit
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a regional team across three dioceses (Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford) in a collaborative venture towards achieving Net Zero Carbon in our operations by 2030. This role is a key part of the first phase of our ongoing plans, initially as a fixed-term post to August 2026 funded by the Church of England's Environment Programme, to bring expertise, build capacity, set in place decarbonisation plans and manage an initial set of projects.

The funding will enable each diocese to increase its expertise and capacity across the three main areas of emissions: church buildings, clergy housing and voluntary aided (VA) schools. Further appointments attached to the Diocese of Worcester (team leader and with a church buildings specialism) and the Diocese of Hereford (with an education setting specialism) will be team colleagues and you will work collaboratively with them and the existing teams working on church buildings, housing and schools across each diocese to coordinate expertise and knowledge thus enabling an integrated approach to carbon reduction measures across the region. While not primarily a fundraising role, we expect some involvement in the securing of funding will be needed, from internal and external sources including statutory funding, in order to enable the work to go ahead.

This role brings strategic oversight and direction to the overall programme of decarbonisation for the Diocese of Gloucester, as well as bringing a specialism in the decarbonisation of domestic properties across the partnership. While the decarbonisation of heritage buildings will be held most significantly for the Worcester based team colleague, a few vicarages and schools also bring this challenge, there being some older stone built properties in the portfolio alongside more modern constructions. The role requires a postholder with a good understanding of the challenges of retrofit decarbonisation who is able to take a strategic view to support the development of this work towards our 2030 target.

For a candidate with clearly transferable experience, we would be willing to assist in gaining first-hand knowledge and learning relevant to the specific portfolio covered by this post. If you are passionate and informed about reducing carbon emissions and addressing climate change within the buildings sector, possess strong strategic planning and project management skills, and have deep expertise in carbon reduction strategies we encourage you to apply.

To apply, please send your completed application form by an email or to Recruitment, Church House, College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LY.

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Alice Clark on or email .

The closing date for applications is 9am on Thursday 2 nd May 2024, Interviews will take place on Thursday 16 th May 2024.

Please note that the Diocese follows Safer Recruitment practices. CVs are not accepted, no agencies.

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