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Programme Assistant, Renewables

  • Full time
  • £20,008
  • Edinburgh. Blended working (home and Edinburgh office)
  • Closing 22nd August 2022

  • Advertised from 9th August 2022
  • Ref: IS 921


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.

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the Renewables team as a Programme Assistant.

The focus on this role will be supporting the administration of the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES), which is delivered by Local Energy Scotland (a consortium of Scottish based charities led by the Energy Saving Trust). This is a highly regarded Scottish Government programme that supports local communities to develop, invest in and benefit from renewable energy projects. For further information on the CARES programme see here

You will also provide support to the wider EST renewables team in Scotland through, supporting the administration of our web tools and helping with team administration. This will be varied and interesting development opportunity with the Renewables team and you will be encouraged to grow your role and responsibilities over time

What you’ll do

  • Assist with the administration of the CARES database of projects and processing of projects grant and loan claims for payment.
  • Drafting of grant and loan offer documentation
  • Organise meetings and provide administration support to wider renewables team including with specific web tools.

What you’ll bring

  • Excellent administration skills
  • Results orientated approach with ability to work to set targets and deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

This is a permanent position We are open to flexible working patterns and blended (home and office-based) working is possible for this role.

Energy Saving Trust offers a range of benefits to all employees such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme and a wellbeing allowance. Please see our careers page for more info

Application notes

For more information, and to apply please visit our website

Applications close 5pm 22 August 2022

To apply, please visit our website to forward your CV and cover letter. In your cover letter please outline how you meet the knowledge, skills and qualifications required section in the job description. Please state the job reference you are applying for in the subject line. Applications submitted without a covering letter will not be considered.

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.

Find out more about our commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace here

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

Due to current restrictions on office capacity the majority of our staff are working from home. Will we be happy to discuss how we are managing this and the transition to a 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.