Business Development Manager

Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-operative Ltd

£40,000 - £45,000 (+ performance bonus based on the achievement of annual revenue targets)

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Monday, 18th March 2024  

Note: The deadline for this role has been extended.

Are you an outstanding individual with a passion for practical projects that address climate change? Come, join the community energy revolution!

Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-operative Ltd (BHESCo) is a leading community energy organisation, an ambitious and growing social enterprise that prioritises social and environmental impact. Our mission is to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency interventions in the built environment by designing, financing and developing low-carbon energy systems on behalf of our customers.

BHESCo is committed to achieving a just energy transition - a decarbonisation journey in which all societal groups can participate and nobody is left behind. This commitment is embedded in BHESCo’s innovative approach, which involves collaboration with leading industry and technology partners, along with academics focused on fuel poverty alleviation and energy justice.

We provide independent expertise to clients who wish to reduce their carbon footprint and cut their energy costs with thermally efficient buildings and clean, affordable, community-owned energy generation. In 8 years BHESCo has completed 59 projects that will collectively reduce CO2 emissions by over 7,500 tonnes during their lifetime and provide clients with financial savings of £1.7m. Our client base is broad: individuals, landlords, managing agents, small and medium sized enterprises, schools and local authorities.

The Role

The Business Development manager is responsible for delivering the business targets established in BHESCo’s strategic Growth Plan. This individual is a generalist, with an aptitude for the science behind the work BHESCo does, as well as a robust background in finance and economics. Along with the CEO, the business development manager has the important role of achieving the annual targets for each of the pillars of growth outlined in our business strategy.

The Business Development manager, along with the CEO, is the outward face of BHESCo, communicating clearly and informatively about our goal to safeguard the planet for the benefit of society while demonstrating the positive impact of our work. The Business Development manager protects the integrity of the BHESCo brand and our reputation with customers, suppliers and the general public, while consistently working to increase our customer base.

An important part of this role is preparing tenders and writing bids for projects. These will be through government procurement channels or enquiries received.

Our Workforce

We are a co-operative with strong social values and the new appointment will join an enthusiastic and committed, Brighton-based team of ten. We are dedicated to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion within our organisation, and are committed to providing an inclusive workplace for all.


These include:

  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the full period between Christmas and New Year.
  • Flexible working to reasonably accommodate any caring responsibilities.
  • Hybrid working, with at least 2 days in the office/on-site.
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Employer pension contribution of 3% to an auto-enrolment scheme
  • Discount on Patagonia goods
  • Access to a Cycle to Work Scheme.

Further information

Please see our website. If you have any questions about the role prior to application, please contact:

Diane Smith, Operations Director via email: [email protected] 

To Apply

Please review the full job description and show how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification in your Letter of Application. In addition to your Letter of Application, please supply a CV covering your employment, history, professional qualifications and record of training and education.

Before applying, please check you can demonstrate or obtain a suitable right to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, please note any offer of employment will be conditional upon you obtaining it.

Email your application to: [email protected] marking it FAO: Diane Smith, Operations Director.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 18 March 2024

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