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Retrofit Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £39,731 – £42,742
  • Edinburgh - Hybrid working between 36 Newhaven Road, Edinburgh and working from home
  • Closing 16th May 2022

  • Advertised from 22nd April 2022
  • 35 hours per week. Salary pending cost of living allowance) + 8% employer pension.


Do you have proven experience of leading on the development of new services, engaging stakeholders and securing funding? Changeworks is establishing a new retrofit agency service to radically accelerate the energy efficiency of homes in Scotland – and we need someone to lead the way.

As our Retrofit Development Lead, you will play an important role in working with stakeholders to develop an innovative new model for supporting homeowners to make their homes warmer and easier to heat.

About the role

This is a new role to develop, launch and scale a retrofit agency for Scotland to support homeowners to decarbonise their homes. This is a model that is tried and tested elsewhere but has not yet flourished in Scotland. There is substantial market need and stakeholder support to develop the model.

You will work closely with colleagues from across the organisation to leverage our experience, expertise and relationships to develop and evolve this model. You will take a lead role in engaging stakeholders, building support, securing income, leveraging our expertise to bring this concept into life.

The role sits with the new Strategic Development and Communications team, a new team to transform the way Changeworks engages with our audiences and leads on developing innovative services in line with our strategy to decarbonise homes in Scotland.

About you

Ideally you will have an entrepreneurial mindset having developed new services and iteratively developed services that you have managed. You will be a self-starter with confidence to engage a wide variety of stakeholders from local government to homeowners. Ideally you will have experience of leading on business development and securing funding to drive growth and evolution.

About Changeworks

Changeworks’ vision is for a world where everyone is able to live, work and enjoy life with a low-carbon impact. We recognise climate change is the most significant threat to the environment and our way of life.

Passion, integrity, innovation, collaboration and empowerment are the values which drive us.

We are Scotland’s leading environmental charity delivering solutions for low carbon living. A trusted expert with over 30 years’ experience. Our strategy has five goals:

• Identify and engage households across Scotland to take action to decarbonise their homes

• Support households to install energy efficiency and low carbon heating systems to decarbonise their homes

• Innovate delivery models and solutions for heat and energy systems for homes

• Accelerate decarbonisation through research, evaluation, dissemination and influencing

• Grow the capacity and capability of Changeworks to rapidly scale impact

At Changeworks, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone.


We offer a wide range of staff benefits including flexible working, cycle to work scheme, an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

This role will be based out of our office at 36 Newhaven Rd, Edinburgh we operate a hybrid model that would see you working an average of two days per week from the office and three days from home.

Application notes

To apply: please visit our website to complete an online application -

Closing date for applications: 10am, Monday 16 May 2022

Interviews: Monday 23 May 2022

For further information about this post please contact George Drennan-Lang on 07467 954119 or

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