Community Retrofit Project Officer

Centre for Sustainable Energy

Bristol / Hybrid
£29,864 - £35,770 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 21st July 2024   5 days left

The main purpose of this role will be to provide clear, accurate and helpful retrofit and other related technical guidance in areas such as carbon foot-printing, building energy performance and renewable energy options to local and community organisations to help them tackle the climate emergency.

Pay and conditions

  • The role is full-time (37.5 hours per week).
  • The salary for the role will be £29,864 - £35,770 (starting salary will depend on skills and experience).
  • You will be entitled to 25 days paid holiday (plus statutory holidays).

CSE offer a range of benefits including, subsidised bike purchase and Tech Scheme, Life Assurance, Health Cash plan, retail discounts, discounted breakdown cover and much more.

We will pay fees and expenses on relevant training courses.

Specific responsibilities

An applicant appointed to the role will be expected to:

  • Deliver training to local and community stakeholders on topics such as carbon literacy, retrofit, renewables and energy efficiency.
  • Develop and strengthen tools, guidance and other materials for community organisations that help to increase their ability to deliver beneficial local retrofit initiatives.
  • Undertake basic retrofit assessments of domestic and non-domestic buildings and provide useful guidance and recommendations on potential improvements.
  • Provide carbon auditing, and recommendations for decarbonisation plans for community businesses.
  • Support community organisations to design and deliver capital investment projects, develop funding bids, business cases and project delivery plans.
  • Support community organisations to plan and deliver wider community engagement processes that help to foster leadership, consent and action.
  • Facilitate learning, networking, and sharing between local and community organisations, staff and volunteers.
  • Support CSE’s fundraising activities and the development of new models and approaches for the provision of retrofit activities and services at the local and community scale.
  • Provide administrative support for timely delivery of project activities, accurate record keeping and robust reporting.
  • Champion to key stakeholders (such as local authorities and funders) the importance of community engagement and the roles which local and community organisations can play in catalysing and enabling the decarbonisation of local homes and community buildings.
  • Foster collaboration and deepen relationships with partner organisations who are active and interested in supporting similar areas of work.

To see a detailed list of responsibilities please see the supporting documents on our website.

Essential attributes for this role include:

  • O’ Level/GCSE maths, Science and English.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to relay and translate technical information for non-technical audiences.
  • Relevant vocational or degree level qualification or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience of assessing technical options for improving the energy performance of buildings.
  • Experience in the repair, maintenance and home improvement sectors
  • Experience of working on community (non-domestic) buildings.
  • An understanding of the design and construction of both modern and traditional buildings.
  • The ability to write technical reports and provide recommendations and guidance to non-expert stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the broad themes driving the work of CSE.
  • An enthusiasm for learning and problem solving.
  • An understanding of the importance of effective administration and coordination to the successful delivery of projects.
  • Empathy and understanding of different stakeholder situations.

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 job description.

The closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 21 July 2024. If you have not heard from CSE by 25 July, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Interviews are expected to take place Wednesday 31 July and Friday 2 August 2024 at our offices in Bristol.

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

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