London, but virtual for the foreseeable future

Skills required: Accountancy, Audit and Risk, Major Projects
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £450 per day
Time Requirements: 24 days sitting per annum

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Vacancy Description
Do you want to play a key role in contributing towards the Government’s efforts to stimulate economic growth and reach our commitments on net zero carbon emissions by 2050?

Salix Finance Ltd. (“Salix”) is a BEIS Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) and the delivery body for the Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS). This scheme provides grant funding to public sector organisations for heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from public sector buildings.

In 2020, the PSDS was launched with £1bn funding as part of the Chancellor’s ‘Plan for Jobs 2020’ commitment to support the UK’s economic recovery from COVID-19, supporting up to 30,000 jobs in the low carbon and energy efficiency sectors.

Phase 1 funding has been awarded to 343 public sector organisations for 461 energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation projects. Phase 2 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme launched in April 2021, providing £75million of grant funding for the financial year 2021/22. As of 15 July 2021, 49 public sector organisations have been awarded grants for 54 energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation projects.

Lists of grant recipients and summaries of their projects for both phases of the scheme can be found on the PSDS gov.uk webpage.

We are seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) from 1 January 2022. The Board is collectively responsible for the long-term success of Salix through the provision of entrepreneurial leadership, good financial and risk management, meeting key performance targets and setting the company’s strategic aims, values, culture and standards.

The successful appointees will participate in the Board’s work and will be expected to devote up to 24 days per year on Salix duties.

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