Closing date: Monday, 29th August 2022
Net Zero Development Coordinator
£28,072 - £31,081 + 8% employer pension contribution
Full time (35 hours per week)
Edinburgh or Inverness office (hybrid of home and office working)
Are you passionate about tackling the climate emergency? The biggest threat to life as we know it, we urgently need to scale up the action we’re taking to avert disaster. This is where you come in.
We are Scotland’s leading environmental charity delivering solutions for low carbon living and a trusted expert with over 35 years’ experience. We’re looking for an experienced Development Coordinator to join our new Net Zero Programme Development team and make a real difference. You will have a demonstrable track record of effective coordination, administration and communication with a range of stakeholders.
You will join the newly created Net Zero Programme Development (NZPD) team, in Changeworks’ Technical Directorate. This team powers the delivery of our mission to decarbonise Scottish homes by building and maintaining a pipeline of new projects to meet customer needs. NZPD will play a key role in business development to secure income and growth, as well as contributing to the improvement of Changeworks’ customer journeys.
The NZPD team aims to maximise Changeworks’ impact and influence through building effective collaborations and long-lasting partnerships. Working with colleagues across the organisation, the team has an overview of all external business development activities to support future opportunities, growth and impact. This work is underpinned by efficient maintenance and targeted development.
Changeworks’ strategic aim to accelerate the decarbonisation of Scotland’s homes includes delivering a diverse range of low carbon and fuel poverty services. NZPD will support identifying opportunities to sustain and expand our existing programmes and potential for new projects and areas of work in line with our strategy.
The team provides valued expertise across the business on:
Changeworks works across the sustainability agenda, specialising in energy efficiency, heat decarbonisation and renewables in the built environment, fuel poverty and behaviour change. You will be working across a range of Changeworks projects and with clients from multiple sectors as we strive to tackle the climate emergency.
You will work closely with the Head of Net Zero Programme Development to support the management and coordination of business and partner development. This includes coordinating tender and bid production and assisting in identifying new funding and partnership opportunities. You will use your excellent communication skills, working with colleagues as well as external partners to build partner relationships. You will be adept at maintaining databases, championing our CRM system across the organisation, and will deliver engaging reports.
Scotland has ambitious national targets to reduce carbon emissions and reduce rates of fuel poverty. As a result, there has been a significant increase in pilot and large-scale interventions delivered by Changeworks and similar organisations, including area-based domestic energy efficiency retrofit and decarbonisation projects and programmes. By joining Changeworks, you will be part of an organisation that sees success as delivering interventions that have real, positive outcomes. Your work will directly contribute to positive change for the environment as well as people, their wellbeing, and the homes they live in.
Changeworks is a great place to work. We hold Investors in People Platinum accreditation (something only a few organisations in Scotland have), and we were nominated for employer of the year by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce this year. Our staff overwhelmingly would recommend us as an employer too.
The Climate Emergency has resulted in ambitious national targets to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment and reduce rates of fuel poverty. This has driven a significant increase in the number of pilot and large-scale interventions delivered by Changeworks and external organisations in this area. These include area-based domestic energy efficiency retrofit and decarbonisation projects and programmes.
We are a growing organisation, and this role is crucial to the delivery of our ambitious objectives. We want to decarbonise homes in Scotland on a massive scale, and that needs talented individuals like you to help us deliver on our objectives.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits including flexible working, bike to work scheme, an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.
At Changeworks, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone.
To apply: please visit our website to complete an online application - Working at Changeworks | Changeworks
Closing date for applications: 11am, Monday 29 August 2022
Interviews: Week commencing 29 August 2022 – Online via Microsoft Teams
For further information about this post please contact Roddy Hamilton at [email protected] or 07818557551.
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