Senior Development Manager

Centre for Sustainable Energy

Bristol
£41,802 - £50,071 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.cse.org.uk

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, environmental policy & campaigning, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 3rd June 2024  


About the organisation

We share our knowledge and practical experience to empower people to change the way they think and act about energy.

Job description

We’re looking for a proactive and enthusiastic Senior Development Manager to identify new funding opportunities and develop high quality funding proposals that generate income for CSE’s work in line with CSE’s strategy and objectives. The successful candidate will nurture new and existing partner, client, and funder relationships.

Pay and conditions

  • The role is full-time, 37.5 hours per week (minimum of 30 hours to be considered for the right candidate).
  • The starting salary for the role will be grade H £41,802 - £50,071
  • Flexible, hybrid working permitted for this role with a minimum of two to three working days presence in the office expected.

Why choose CSE?

  • Attractive pension (6% employee contribution, CSE contribute 8%).
  • 25 days annual leave (plus public holidays), increasing to 27 after 10 years continuous service.
  • Critical illness cover & health cash plan.
  • A variety of discounts including vehicle breakdown cover, gym discounts and retail discounts on food and travel etc.
  • Tech scheme, cycle scheme and bike repair surgeries.
  •  Flexible working environment with hybrid working and time owed in lieu (TOIL).
  • Cycle to work scheme and bike repair surgeries.
  • Employee Assistance programme.
  • Free weekly yoga classes.

Specific responsibilities

An applicant appointed to the role will be expected to:

  • Work effectively with others to develop funding proposals for CSE projects.
  • Lead the response to competitive Invitations to Tender, which require a specific and timely response to a client’s brief and the ability to highlight and sell relevant CSE strengths and expertise.
  • Support our development process by giving direction, supervision, and support to all contributing staff.
  • Work with delivery teams and colleagues to set project budgets, costing work accurately using CSE’s development and financial tools.
  • Ensure effective set up of new projects and facilitate the handover when a project bid has a successful outcome.
  • Ensure appropriate quality checks are carried out on all proposals.

To see a detailed list of responsibilities please see the supporting documents attached. These documents are also available to download from our website.

All CSE staff receive training and are given study time to complete the NEA City & Guilds in Energy Awareness.

Essential attributes for this role include:

  • Minimum Maths and English GCSE
  • Extensive experience in a project development or fundraising role with a proven track record of securing funding for projects or services.
  • Familiarity with project management practices and systems.
  • A commitment to CSEs work and charitable mission.
  • The ability to construct clear and effective project proposals and tender documents.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Good administrative skills with a strong attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Self-motivated with a flexible attitude and a proven ability to manage own time and multitask.
  • Empathy towards the challenges people face and communities face on their journey to net-zero.
  • A general understanding of sustainable energy, fuel poverty and climate change.

Please note, the above is an overview of the skills required for this role.

To see the full list of essential and desirable skills please see the attached job description. Your application should demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 midday, Monday 3 June 2024 If you haven't heard from us by Wednesday 5 June 2024, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 June 2024 at our offices in Bristol.

If invited to interview, we will ask you to provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.

Supporting documents: 

Applicant Information

Job Description

Application Form


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