Contract Type: Part-Time
Location: Remote Working
Closing Date: 23/02/24
Staffordshire Community Energy (SCE) is looking for an exceptional individual to lead its ambition to become a major player in the drive to achieve net zero carbon in the County, working with the SCE Board, County Council, Keele University, Globe Foundation, health sector and local communities and business organisations across the area.
This is a time of major change in the energy sector and of great opportunity for community energy to play a central role in Staffordshire as SCE look to expand both their PV portfolio and promote other technologies such as wind, heat and retrofit.
Your major roles will be:
- Leading the development of SCE’s strategy in conjunction with Board members.
- Building and maintaining partnerships with key local organisations and groups.
- Finding new renewable projects and taking them through to installation in collaboration with Energy4All.
- Identifying and accessing funding (incl grants) to secure the ongoing stability of the Society.
You will also play key roles in managing the organisation, engaging with local communities seeking to achieve decarbonisation and building partnerships with other organisations engaged in net zero work.
You will need:
- A very good understanding of renewable energy technologies and community energy.
- Experience in project administration and management.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- An understanding of enterprises and project finance.
- A good knowledge of local government.
- First class communication and negotiation skills.
Location: SCE currently do not have an office in Staffordshire so remote working is integral – videoconferencing used extensively, but site visits and meetings with local organisations will be a regular feature of the role.
Hours: Nominally normal office hours on nominated days but flexible. It may occasionally be necessary to attend meetings in the evenings and occasionally on weekends. Applicants need to be flexible and willing to work around the needs of the projects.
Employment: This a part-time role and the precise hours and working conditions are negotiable but a minimum of 3 days per week and a maximum of 4 are expected (7.5 hours per day). SCE are seeking a self-employed contractor but in the longer-term there is potential for this to become a full-time employed position.
Remuneration: Negotiable but likely to be in the range £300-£450 per day depending on experience, ability and qualifications.
Funding: There is currently funding in place for this post for a minimum of 15 months and it is expected that the postholder will work with the Board to secure funding to enable the post to become permanent.
CVs should be provided but applicants are also required to send a statement outlining:
- skills and experience you bring to the role and relevant achievements.
- your approach to the role and what results you would expect to achieve.
- the time commitment (in days per week/month) you could supply.
- your day rate expectations.
The closing date for applications is 17:00 on 23 February 2024.
Phone or zoom interviews will take place shortly afterwards with the successful applicant to start as soon as possible.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (SSCE Director).