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Team Leader – Heat Planning and Delivery

Job summary

Salary
£47504 - £59229
Location
Glasgow and Edinburgh
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
07 January 2020 at midnight
Reference
IRC70915 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Team Leader within the Directorate for Energy and Climate Change based in Edinburgh or Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

In April 2019, the First Minister recognised a 'global climate emergency' and, following the passage of the Climate Change Bill, Scotland will now be required to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, with an interim reduction of 75% required by 2030, and 90% by 2040.

The Programme for Government outlines Minister's ambition to reduce emissions from Scotland's buildings to near zero by 2045. These steps include providing support for energy efficiency and low carbon heat projects across Scotland, low carbon heat standards for new building's, and introducing Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategies to guide local decision making and delivery.

This role is a key policy role leading the development and delivery of Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategies, the development of regulations to ensure that new homes from 2024 use renewable or low carbon heat, and leading work to develop a new Net Zero Carbon Standard for new public building, as committed in the Programme for Government.

The post involves considerable exposure to Ministers and senior officials as well as requiring close working with COLSA, local government partners and the construction sector. The post-holder will need to be able to build relationships quickly, whilst managing competing priorities across different policies areas. This role requires strong engagement and people skills, and the ability to see the 'big picture' as well as requiring strong planning skills.

This post forms part of the Heat Planning & Delivery Team within the Heat Demand & Carbon Markets Unit, which is based across Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The objective of the Heat Planning & Delivery Team is to deliver policies and programmes which reduce demand for heat, and which support the planning and deployment of renewable and low carbon heat supply, taking account of local circumstances. This is to be achieved through the development of regulations and standards for low carbon heat in new buildings, and is supported by the team's wider work on Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategies to guide the delivery of the Energy Efficient Scotland programme and the Scottish Government's wider programmes for heat decarbonisation.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. A track record of leading others and the ability to think strategically to identify connections across complex and cross-cutting policy areas in order to deliver coherent outcomes including strong planning skills to enable delivery and manage competing deadlines in a high profile, fast moving policy area.
2. Proven interpersonal, relationship building and engagement skills with external and internal partners; and an ability to influence and collaborate effectively with senior stakeholders.
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate complex information and ideas clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing at all levels and to both public and private sector interests.
4. Technical expertise and research knowledge of heat planning, heat mapping, heat decarbonisation and energy performance of buildings.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the "Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants" which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Yvonne Brown who can be reached at Yvonne.brown@gov.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0131 244 5739 or via recruitment@gov.scot.

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