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Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC is recruiting a Chief Executive & an Independent Chair

Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC is currently seeking an Independent Chair to lead the organisation and a Chief Executive to lead the executive operations of the Partnership.

Founded in 2007 with an initial group of 12 organisations, and formed as a Community Interest Company in 2014, the Partnership has grown in reach and impact to over 800 member organisations, ranging from big businesses and the public sector to charities and community based organisations – all united by a pledge to help make Bristol a ‘low carbon city with a high quality of life for all’.

The Partnership is a key organisation to continue the work achieved as part of Bristol 2015 – European Green Capital.                

The Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC is entering a new phase in its development. From January 2016 the Partnership CIC will be governed by a new Board of Directors on behalf of its pledge member organisations.

The Board includes senior individuals from Bristol City Council, University of Bristol, University of the West of England, Triodos Bank, West of England Initiative, Resource Futures, Centre for Sustainable Energy, Avon Wildlife Trust and Sustrans. In addition, two Directors have been elected from the wider membership of organisations.

Download the Application packs:

How to apply: Independent Chair of the Partnership

The Board includes senior individuals from Bristol City Council, University of Bristol, University of the West of England, Triodos Bank, West of England Initiative, Resource Futures, Centre for Sustainable Energy, Avon Wildlife Trust and Sustrans. In addition, two Directors have been elected from the wider membership of 850 organisations.

The constitution then identifies the requirement for an Independent Chair to lead the organisation. The Independent Chair position will be advertised openly and the decision to appoint will made by the CIC Directors (listed above).

This is an important voluntary non-executive position to lead the largest and most dynamic city Partnership in the world dedicated to a ‘low carbon future with a high quality of life for all’.

We are seeking a Chair that can bring leadership and governance expertise to the Partnership and support its work over the next three years. The ideal person will be a senior leader with strong networks committed to building a dynamic and innovative city partnership in an entrepreneurial manner. You will be able to commit up to two days of your time each month and see the position as a key part of your portfolio of activities.

Read the full person specification and find further details here: BGCP CIC Independent Chair Application Pack February 2016

Please contact Vicki Woolley, Partnership Operations Manager, to express your interest in applying by March 31, 2016 – vicki@bristolgreencapital.org

For an informal discussion about the Partnership or any queries about the Independent Chair role, please contact Professor Jim Longhurst –  James.Longhurst@uwe.ac.uk / 0117 328 3692

How to apply: Chief Executive

The Chief Executive will lead the executive operations of the Partnership reporting to the Board. This is a pivotal role providing strategic leadership at an important time for the Partnership post the European Green Capital in 2015 and with a positive core set of partners and exciting projects in development.

The position requires a dynamic individual capable of leading an organisation through a period of change. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, a strong communicator and able to operate effectively in a complex partnership environment.

Read full job description and person specification here: BGCP CIC Chief Executive Application Pack February 2016

To apply, please submit a CV and Covering Letter detailing relevant experience to the role. Please include the names and contact details for two referees.

Applications will be accepted by email and should be sent to Simone@cse.org.uk with the subject title “Application – Green Capital Partnership”. Applications will be accepted until 17:00 on April 4th, 2016.

Please note the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is providing administrative support to the Partnership and will be receiving applications only.

Please address any queries about the role to Professor Jim Longhurst James.Longhurst@uwe.ac.uk / 0117 328 3692

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