We have a brilliant opportunity for a dynamic and experienced Head of Programme Delivery to join our team. As the Head of Programme Delivery, you will play a pivotal role in leading and overseeing the successful execution and development of a suite of our organisation’s programmes and projects.

Who we are

Energy Saving Trust is a leading and trusted organisation, dedicated to promoting energy efficiency, low carbon transport and sustainable energy use. We aim to address the climate emergency and deliver the wider benefits of clean energy as we transition to net zero.
At Energy Saving Trust we don’t just offer jobs – we offer careers. For our people, being part of the effort to address the climate emergency makes working for us truly meaningful and rewarding.
Here are some of the benefits we offer:
  • We offer an outstanding pension scheme including employer contributions of up to 9%, 11% or 13% (age-linked).
  • Enhanced parental leave.
  • Private BUPA insurance.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with service-linked increases as well as three goodwill days over the Christmas period.
  • Staff wellbeing allowance of up to £25 per month / £300 per year.
Please see our careers page for the full list of benefits we have to offer and why Energy Saving Trust is a great place to work.
The team
This role will lead our renewables team. Situated in the energy department, the renewables team delivers a range of programmes. These currently include:
  • Local Energy Scotland which delivers the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES). CARES supports the development of community-led local energy projects across Scotland. Local Energy Scotland has a network of regional development officers and technical specialists who offer free impartial advice and support to stakeholders on delivering energy projects which benefit and involve local communities. There is a range of loan and grant support available under CARES as well as a local energy toolkit.
  • The Welsh Government Energy Service, which supports the community energy sector in Wales to reduce energy use and carbon emissions and to generate local economic benefits.
  • The Ofgem Redress scheme which distributes payments from companies who may have breached Ofgem rules. Registered Charities, Community Interest Companies, Co-operative Societies and Community Benefit Societies can apply for funds to deliver energy related projects that meet the scheme priorities and benefit people in GB.
  • The SP Energy Network Net Zero Fund which helps vulnerable communities develop their net zero plans to ensure that no one is left behind on the Scotland’s journey to Net Zero.
The role
We are looking for a strategic leader who can drive excellence in programme management, ensuring the timely delivery of high-quality outcomes.
This role will lead the delivery of a suite of programmes including those with a focus on community and renewable energy as part of the ambition to create a net zero society.

What you’ll do  

You will provide strategic and operational leadership, and manage and develop the work of the department to effectively contribute to Energy Saving Trust’s mission of addressing the climate emergency, including:
  • Leading, overseeing and managing the successful delivery of multiple programmes, providing strategic direction, leadership and highly effective operational oversight to ensure the department executes programmes efficiently, on time and within budget to meet user and funder needs.
  • Leading and managing the teams and individuals in the department, providing motivation, effective coaching and support to ensure efficient and effective successful programme and project delivery.
  • Collaborating at a senior level with stakeholders and external partners as well as cross-functional teams, to identify and pursue new business development opportunities as well as to drive successful programme delivery and development.
What you’ll bring  
  • You will be a strong leader and people manager, with the ability to inspire and support dispersed teams to achieve objectives. You will have a track record of successfully delivering a variety of complex programmes concurrently, which is underpinned by your proven strategic planning, budget and contract management skills and your strong customer and client orientation. You will have excellent communication, negotiation and stakeholder relationship management skills, and an ability to work effectively with and present to senior stakeholders.
  • You will need to have ideas to solve problems and foresight to identify opportunities for us to have even more impact. You will be excellent at prioritising tasks and delivering effectively within a demanding environment, with the determination to ensure targets are met and high-quality services delivered.
  • The successful candidate will be good at analysing data and other information to mitigate risk and make informed decisions and must have excellent writing skills and fluency with Microsoft Office products.  You will have an excellent understanding of community and renewable energy policy and landscape across the UK or may have worked on other areas of important work across different Government grants or contracts and have the ability to acquire this knowledge rapidly.
To apply 
Please click the apply button to visit our website and apply via our recruitment portal. We will ask for your personal details, work history and a supporting statement. Applications submitted without a supporting statement will not be considered.
Applications submitted via email will not be considered. In your supporting statement please explain how you meet the essential areas in the job description.
Applications close midday, 2 April 2024. Interviews are intended to be held 15 April 2024.
Reasonable adjustments: We are a Disability Confident Committed employer. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive of and accessible for, everyone.
If you think you may need additional support or reasonable adjustments made to any part of the recruitment process, please get in touch. We will do our very best to support you.
Please note, that we are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this post. To apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.
Diversity and inclusion
  • Energy Saving Trust is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace where everyone can be themselves, with support to be their best.
  • We strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and with different identities and experiences to apply for roles with Energy Saving Trust.
  • We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and offer guaranteed interviews for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a role.