Project Coordinator & Marketing Officer


Peterborough, with hybrid working
£25,000 - £27,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 25th February 2024   2 days left

Are you passionate about the environment and want to make a difference? Do you want to work with communities to reduce their environmental impact and achieve net zero?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic candidate to join PECT, working on our innovative new project, Peterborough Accelerating Net Zero (PANZ).

Local low-carbon solutions are essential to achieve net zero, and cities can lead the way for that change. Many have plans to achieve Net Zero, but need the skills, resources, and funding mechanisms to implement them.

PANZ aims to develop practical tools and approaches to enable cities to identify, coordinate and facilitate the delivery of a range of low carbon measures at speed and to scale, starting with Peterborough.

The project is being delivered in partnership with Peterborough City Council, Energy Systems Catapult, Nordic Energy, EdenSeven, Cambridgeshire County Council and PECT.

About PECT:

For 30 years PECT has been developing and delivering projects which help to protect and enhance the environment. Our vision is for sustainable places where the natural environment is healthy, communities are involved in their area, health and well-being is improved for all and resource use is responsible and does not compromise the needs of others, now and into the future.

PECT is committed to high staff satisfaction and offers a range of benefits including hybrid and flexible working hours, competitive pay, 25 days annual leave and opportunities for career development.

100% of the team would recommend PECT as a great place to work

Purpose of role:

As a Project Coordinator and Marketing Officer, you will support the project team in delivering the Peterborough Accelerating Net Zero initiative, a community-led energy project that aims to reduce carbon emissions and promote renewable energy sources.

You will work closely with the Project Manager, contractors, stakeholders and community groups to ensure the project is delivered on time, on budget and to a high quality.

With oversight from the PECT Marketing and Communications Manager, you will also be responsible for supporting and implementing the marketing strategy for the project, including managing the website, PR, social media, newsletters, events and other promotional activities.

You will have excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills, as well as a passion for sustainability and innovation.

Employer: PECT

Based: This position will be based at PECT’s offices: Ham Lane House, Ham Lane Peterborough PE2 5UU. Hybrid working is currently in place with two days per week in the office.

Salary: £25,000 – £27,000 depending on experience

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 25th February 2024

Interview Date: Week commencing 26th February 2024

Start Date: ASAP

Contract Term: This is a fixed-term contract that will expire on 31st October 2025

Hours/Week: 37 hours per week (although part-time hours will be considered)

Work outside normal hours: Occasional evening and weekend work may be required, typically for events

Reports to: Project Manager (PANZ)

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for the project
  • Plan, organise and deliver events, workshops and webinars to raise awareness and engagement among stakeholders and the public
  • Manage and maintain the project’s social media channels, website and newsletter, ensuring consistent and effective communication of the project’s vision, goals and achievements
  • Work closely with the marketing contractor to ensure brand compliance, quality and alignment of all marketing materials and outputs
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of the marketing activities on the project’s outcomes, such as behaviour change, energy savings and carbon reduction
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners, such as community groups, businesses and media
  • Undertake a range of day-to-day project administration activities
  • Support and get involved in other PECT activities and initiatives where applicable
  • Ensure that all processes are completed in a timely, accurate and compliant manner at the prescribed quality in accordance with quality procedures and in line with Interreg funding requirements
  • To maintain and continually improve knowledge of net zero and community engagement.
  • Any other reasonable tasks requested by line manager.

Person specification

We value diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences. You don’t have to meet all the criteria listed below to apply. If you have the skills and passion for this role, we would love to hear from you.

Essential criteria:

  • Experience of community projects, engaging and empowering members of the community
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, ability to manage projects and organise work effectively to a tight schedule and to completion
  • Passionate about sustainability and about providing a professional quality service
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, ability to build and maintain relationships with people at all levels
  • Demonstrable experience of managing multiple tasks & activities at one time.
  • Ability to transport equipment to events and undertake manual handling
  • IT literate, especially in Microsoft Office Software
  • Willingness to learn and undertake training where appropriate


  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in an environmental, business or science related discipline
  • Experience in marketing and communications
  • Experience working in partnership with a range of stakeholders and groups
  • Knowledge of net zero, community engagement or community energy
  • Be committed to continuous professional development.
  • Enthusiasm for and understanding of environmental and sustainability issues

Variation Clause:

This is a description of the job, as it is constituted at the date shown. It is the practice of the Trust periodically to examine job descriptions, update them and ensure that they relate to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. The appropriate Manager in consultation with the post holder will conduct this procedure.

In these circumstances, it will be the aim to reach an agreement on reasonable changes, but if an agreement is not possible, management reserves the right to make changes to your job description following consultation.

This Job Description was compiled by Stuart Dawks on 25/1/2024.


To apply: 

Please send a cover letter and CV to [email protected]. We prefer to receive applications electronically; however, we understand not everyone has access to the internet, therefore you can also post your application to the address below.

You may be contacted for a brief telephone interview before the formal interviews. If shortlisted for an interview you will be required to prepare a presentation or complete a brief task, relevant to the role, as part of the interview.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Stuart Dawks, [email protected]

Right to work in the UK

PECT is not a home office-sponsored organisation and is not able to offer employment unless the applicant already has the right to work in the UK via a passport or a visa that they have already obtained. We are not able to sponsor individuals.

Please indicate in your CV or cover letter that you have the right to work in the UK as without this we are unable to consider you for shortlisting for an interview.

Postal address: PECT, Ham Lane House, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

For some activities, such as working directly with children on a regular basis, a DBS check may be required.

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