Hub Operations Manager

Posted 30 August 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Discipline Professional & Technical
ContactRuksana Begum

Job description

Remote - with travel for team meetings (London - Once per month) and to meet clients/stakeholders. Travel to the Huntingdon Head Office may be required on occasion.

37 Hours per week . Fixed term contract until March 2025 (with extension subject to future funding)

Are you looking to make a career move that matters? Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority are seeking an experienced Operations Manager to join the growing Greater South East Net Zero Hub (GSENZH) and help the government to deliver its net zero ambitions.

In this exciting and varied hands-on role, you will work closely with the Hub's Regional Head, other members of the senior management team and The Net Zero Hub Board to deliver the strategic objectives agreed between Cambridge & Peterborough Combined Authority and the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero to accelerate local net zero projects in the region.

The Operations Manager is a senior role in the Hub responsible for external communications, Board oversight and governance, business planning and performance.

As Operations Manager you will be responsible for developing strategies to increase external awareness of the Hub's unique offer. This will include developing effective communication plans to generate positive and high-profile awareness of the Hub's activities and establishing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, such as Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), government agencies, local authorities, private and third sector organisations, industry bodies, universities, and colleges.

The role is accountable for the functional operation of the Board, ensuring that all business is carried out in a thorough and timely manner. As a member of the GSENZH senior management team, you will be responsible for the day-to-day line management of the Data Analytics and Information Team, Strategic Stakeholder Manager, and the Hub Support Co-ordinator.

This is an exciting time to join the Greater South East Net Zero Hub as they grow to meet the need of their stakeholders and help the UK reach Net Zero.

Funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, the Greater South East Net Zero Hub is one of five local Net Zero Hubs in England working to increase the number, scale and quality of local energy projects being delivered to transform our current energy system and reduce carbon emissions. Since 2018, the Net Zero Hubs have supported 200+ major net zero projects valued at over £4Bn including large scale solar, domestic retrofit and smart grids.

Skills and Experience:

  • Educated to degree level Degree level or relevant industry/sector experience

  • Experience of governance, planning/operating at a strategic level including board/committee experience.

  • Experience of managing a team of direct reports

  • Performance management and monitoring experience/skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience of public sector procurement, public sector functions - finance, HR (desirable)

  • Communications and marketing experience (desirable)

What we can offer you:

  • 26 days annual leave (+bank holidays) increasing with length of service

  • Remote working (Travel will be required for team meeting in London once per month travel and to meet clients/stakeholders. Travel to the Huntingdon Head Office may be required on occasion)

  • Competitive salary and Local Government Pension

  • Comprehensive wellbeing package includes access to 24/7 employee assistance programme, mental health first aiders and monthly Mental Health & Wellbeing Meetings

  • Family friendly policies, including flexible working and parental leave

  • Access to the Cycle2Work scheme

  • Payment of professional subscription fees relevant to your role (one per year, after passing your probation)

  • Learning and Development opportunities to support your career progression

  • Range of benefits through Vivup