Closing date: Thursday, 19th May 2022 2 days left
Note: The deadline for this role has been extended.
About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person with experience of business development, operational delivery, and project management to join Repowering London’s growing team. You will be a core part of our mission to tackle climate change and move towards a more inclusive and sustainable future.
This will be a high-profile role in a growing organisation which is a leader in its sector, with excellent career development prospects including the potential for progression to Director level.
You will be responsible for leading the development of a new commercial offer for low-carbon heat and energy efficiency retrofit services. This would include overseeing the delivery of existing retrofit feasibility studies, reviewing our opportunity analysis, finalising the growth strategy and business case for approval by the executive team, and leading on implementation. We expect to see the initial launch of a commercial offer for property owners within 6 months of starting the role.
Additionally you would support and coordinate with the existing rooftop solar retrofit team, to help identify synergies and build the foundations for the medium-term integration of our rooftop solar offer in a holistic low-carbon retrofit service for both domestic and non-domestic buildings.
You will be supported by our Low Carbon Project Officer, as well as our Low Carbon Asset Manager, who you will also line manage. You will also be supported operationally by the wider team, including our Communications Officer, Finance Officer, and Corporate Support Officer.
About Repowering London
Repowering London achieve our mission of Creating Local Energy by delivering renewable energy
projects that are led and owned by Londoners and provide direct benefits to them, including
cost savings and community investment. Importantly, our projects also generate the social
energy that brings people together and creates opportunities for communities to flourish.
We provide a unique combination of mentoring, training and work experience that helps London’s residents become active, empowered citizens with a voice in local decision making, campaigning and delivering meaningful change in the energy system.
Meanwhile, our collective experience allows us to explore innovative models for providing sustainable and affordable urban energy and to drive London’s transition to a fair and inclusive low-carbon society. As a founding member of Community Energy London we are sharing what we learn with like-minded organisations to spread our impact even further.
As a place to work, Repowering London has a strong culture of personal respect and integrity. We have a talented and diverse team, and we have all made the choice to be part of positive solutions to the collective challenges we face. We aim to create a supportive and empowering working environment, with high levels of collaboration, team support, and personal and professional development.
The right candidate will have a high level of project management and business development experience, with a track record in leading and building teams. You will be comfortable working collaboratively and managing a number of staff and external contractors. Your role will include building relationships with a range of partners, from the Mayor of London’s office to building owners, providing strategic oversight and quality control of the work Repowering London are responsible for.
For this role, we will be looking for and assessing candidates on the following:
The following are not essential for the role but would be good to have:
Your role as our Low Carbon Development Manager
As our Low Carbon Development Manager, you will be the propulsive energy behind the development of a new low carbon retrofit service. To date Repowering London’s retrofit offer has focused on rooftop solar, installed on social housing blocks of flats, as well as community buildings such as schools and leisure centres. The installations are funded by community shares or other sources of ethical finance, and don’t require a financial contribution from landlords.
We have taken a strategic decision to invest in expanding our offer to include energy efficiency technologies and low carbon heat, where these are suitable for the client or community in question. We have secured funding to support our research and development, undertaken opportunity analysis for both domestic and non-domestic retrofit in London, and begun building relationships with potential contractors, site owners and funding partners.
Your role would be to build on this initial work with the completion of the business model and commercial terms, the development of a staged strategy for market entry, and to then launch and grow the new service. You will work closely with Repowering London’s Rooftop Solar, Asset Management, and Innovation teams, to share knowledge and leads, and to support the integration of our operations into a holistic retrofit service.
You will be part of Repowering’s Management Team, and be supported by the Chief Executive and line manged by our Technical Director. Working with our Communications Officer, you will also agree messaging and develop materials to communicate Repowering London’s offer to different types of property owner.
Repowering London’s Employee Value Proposition
At Repowering London we want everyone to feel valued and have the opportunity to develop your
skills and experience. We offer support and work-based training to support you in your role.
Skills development is not just limited to your role at Repowering London and as an
organisation, we want to support employees to pursue opportunities outside of work which will
broaden skills and networks.
Our team is diverse, and we recognise that everyone has responsibilities and interests outside
of work; therefore, whether it is caring for family; studying, volunteering or taking time out.
Repowering London want to support employees and give them the time to spend time on the things
that are important to them. Our Flexi Time Policy and Volunteering Policy provide scope for
adhoc, short term arrangements, and our Unpaid Leave Policy provides an option for those who
need to take time away from work for an extended period.
How to apply
Please send your CV and a cover letter via email to [email protected] by midnight on the 19/05/2022.
We will hold interviews for shortlisted candidates during the week of 30/05/2022.
We will reply to all applicants to the role. Repowering London is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of their background. We value diversity whilst recognising that accessing employment has different challenges for different people. We encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people who identify as having a disability; people from the LGBT+ community; and people who identify as working class (or have done in the past). If you would like to have an informal chat before applying, please get in touch – we would be very happy to talk to you.
This role has been made possible by funding from the National Lottery Climate Action Fund.