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Programme Manager – Renewables

  • Full time
  • up to £35,000
  • Flexible (must be able to travel to the Edinburgh office as needed)
  • Closing 13th December 2022

  • Advertised from 30th November 2022
  • Up to £35,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • Ref: AK 985


Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation working to address the climate emergency.

Energy Saving Trust is a leading and trusted organisation, dedicated to promoting energy efficiency, low carbon transport and sustainable energy use. We aim to address the climate emergency and deliver the wider benefits of clean energy as we transition to net zero.

At Energy Saving Trust we don’t just offer jobs – we offer careers. For our people, being part of the effort to address the climate emergency makes working for us truly meaningful and rewarding.

As well as investing in our mission, we invest in our people and culture. We’re committed to creating an engaging, supportive and inclusive workplace for all and providing opportunities for development, training and growth. We also provide a range of benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme and a wellbeing allowance. Please see our careers page for more information on why Energy Saving Trust is a great place to work.

The role

We have a brilliant opportunity for an experienced programme manager to join the renewables team on a permanent basis. We’re looking for someone who has significant experience in programme and project management and building-level efficiency and decarbonisation/renewable energy. This role will lead delivery of a suite of domestic renewables and energy efficiency schemes for the Scottish Government as part of the ambition to create a net zero society.

What you’ll do

You’ll lead our Scottish home renewables team to deliver a number of Scottish Government-funded schemes predominantly aimed at helping homeowners in Scotland decarbonise their homes, save energy and save money. These schemes provide specialist advice, delivered via Home Energy Scotland, funding support through loans and cashback, online information including through online tools. There is a particular focus on increasing the number of low and zero emission heating systems in homes to help meet Scottish Government targets and you will be key to making this critical change happen.

You will have an immediate team of three people to manage and much larger task teams comprising internal staff and contractors. You’ll need to plan activity and deliver against targets, manage budgets and stakeholder relationships, report on activity, identify and implement improvements and be creative in finding solutions in changing circumstances.

What you’ll bring

You will be a confident manager of programmes and people who can collaborate effectively with distributed teams and contractors. You will need to have ideas to solve problems and foresight to identify opportunities for us to have even more impact. You will have determination to keep pushing forward to ensure targets are met. You must have excellent communication skills to build positive and productive relationships and be comfortable interacting at various levels.

You will need to be good at analysing data and other information and you must have excellent writing skills, underpinned by fluency with Microsoft Office products. This will allow you to create compelling management information and reports for senior management, programme funders and others working in the sector.

This is a full-time permanent position. Our standard weekly hours are 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday. We are open to flexible working patterns including blended (home and office-based) working. Some travel to the Edinburgh office and occasional travel around Scotland is likely to be required. In the future, depending on the needs of the work we deliver at the time, travel within other parts of the UK may be required.

Application notes

To apply, please visit our website and send your CV and cover letter. In your cover letter please explain how you meet the essential areas in the job description.

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Applications submitted without a covering letter will not be considered.

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 13 December 2022.

Interviews are intended to be held online on 21 or 22 December 2022.

If you think you may need additional support or adjustments made to any part of the application/recruitment process, please get in touch.

The majority of our people are working from home but have access to our office locations – Edinburgh, London, Cardiff and Belfast. We will we be happy to discuss this and our blended working model at the interview stage with you.

Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Our commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace

To address the urgent challenges posed by the climate emergency, we need a diversity of people, experiences and ideas. We strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and with different identities and experiences to apply for roles with Energy Saving Trust. If there is anything we can do to support you in applying, please get in touch with us. Please note that we will always ensure that a fair recruitment process is followed for all candidates and appointments will be made based on merit.