Decarbonisation and Environment Manager

  • Location
    Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Salary
    £ 42821 - £ 45960 / Year
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Property and Housing
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Energy - Energy

Adecco's specialist Property Services Division North are delighted to be partnering exclusively with Wakefield Housing District to assist them in recruiting a Decarbonisation & Environmental Manager on a permanent basis to work out of their offices located in Wakefield.


  • Deliver the WDH Sustainability Plan across the organisation to improve the sustainability of its communities, protect the environment and combat climate change.

  • Be the operational lead for the Sustainability Team, to ensure delivery of all aspects of the Sustainability Action Plan and related energy/decarbonisation/climate change programmes, developing, controlling and monitoring the day-to-day progress of all programmes and projects under the influence of the Sustainability Team.

  • Monitor the organisation's progress against key objectives contained within the Business Strategy and Sustainability Plan, including EPC band C by 2030 and net zero carbon operations by 2030, as well as compliance with regulatory/legislative standards/targets

  • Work with Asset Management, Procurement and Technical Services Teams to ensure that all sustainability and energy projects/programmes are being undertaken in a regulatory and financially compliant manner, meeting all grant funding compliance requirements where applicable.


  • Effectively lead and manage all operational aspects of the Sustainability Team, managing a team of subject matter experts to deliver a broad range of activities related to the sustainability, energy and climate change agendas

  • Manage the team to effectively create and deliver large scale programmes of works to support energy capital programme budget and achievement of corporate targets relating to domestic energy efficiency such as EPC band C by 2030

  • Develop and deliver programmes to ensure that the organisation is at the forefront of efforts to combat climate change, through the target to achieve net zero carbon operations by 2030

  • Manage a team of retrofit/energy assessors to ensure that energy performance certificates (EPCs) are undertaken and available where required to establish programmes of work, for void properties to enable properties to be let in a timely manner, and understand/evaluate performance improvements

  • Be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of large scale externally funded projects; * ensure efficient and effective management of the corporate utilities contracts, worth in excess of £1.5m

  • Have responsibility for utilisation and procurement activity associated with the Sustainability service development budget; the drawing down of large sums of external grant funding and have significant input into the expenditure of capital programme budget through development of domestic energy efficiency and renewable energy projects

  • Be responsible for contract management of contractors/suppliers delivering sustainability and climate change related services

  • Ensure that information relating to the Sustainability Plan and Action Plan is collated accurately and reported in accordance with internal and external deadlines and standards

  • Lead delivery of plans to embed sustainability principles and raise awareness of the climate change agenda across the organisation

  • Manage the effective and professional provision of the energy advice service for the organisation

Candidate requirements

  • A qualification at Level 6 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualification

  • Knowledge of sustainability, energy and climate change and measures to tackle these issues

  • Previous responsibility for managing multi million pound sustainability-related programmes and projects

  • Substantial project management experience within the housing sector

  • Experience of successfully delivering large grant funded projects and claiming grants

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to use these skills effectively at all levels in the organisation.

Salary and Benefits

  • Pay: up to £42,821 - £45,960

  • Flexible working - 2 days office , the rest from home

  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 over 5 years' service) and statutory bank holidays and Annual Leave Purchase Scheme.

  • a wide range of personal development opportunities.

  • a fantastic health and wellbeing package;

  • a very attractive pension scheme (15.7% employer contribution)

  • "Cycle to work" scheme and discounted shopping platform

  • Free parking at the office

To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Allan Madden