Community Energy England are recruiting a Heat & Retrofit Coordinator to join the Community Energy England team. The role will be varied and will suit someone with a passion for securing progress towards a people-centred, zero carbon energy system and a talent for communicating, convening and creating collaborations and synergies. More details of roles and responsibilities can be found here.

About the role

Decarbonising communities, especially the way we heat and retrofit our homes, is a huge and urgent challenge. Community energy heat projects are pioneering whole system solutions, including innovative community engagement, financial models, local markets, retrofit and heat technologies connected to local renewable generation. Community energy creates community-owned projects, which give investors and users a stake. All surplus profits are dedicated to benefiting the community. Projects are often focussed on communities that are ‘left behind’ by government schemes and are ‘unable to pay’ to transition away from fossil fuels. Community energy is intent on developing replicable models that embody energy justice and rolling them out fast and wide. Your role would be at the heart of disseminating this pioneering work.

As well as supporting our members to share knowledge and build their capacity, you will be helping to develop two partnership projects, Net Zero Terrace Streets and a Community Heat Development Unit, and ensuring linkages with a new UK Energy Learning Network we are involved in.

As a member of the CEE team, you will be given the opportunity to continue developing your skills and contribution to the organisation and the sector. Community energy has broad and exciting impacts and this role will provide varied experience and national reach.

About you

You will thrive in this role if you:

  • Are a good communicator and convenor
  • Have an understanding of renewable energy and heat network systems and technologies e.g. Net Zero Terrace Streets project, and the challenges around low carbon heat and building retrofit delivery.
  • Are strategic, to help develop joined up, whole system working across the sector on heat, retrofit and energy efficiency.
  • Are interested in community social enterprise and have experience of community engagement
  • Are proactive and able to devise your own work plan in consultation with partners, project manage, work to deadlines, prioritise effectively and adapt, with the ability to work independently and communicate well when you need help or issues arise with limited supervision
  • Can devise and deliver marketing and engagement strategies, materials and tools, including events
  • Are able to use Microsoft Word/Excel and/or Google Docs and be comfortable getting the hang of new apps/software easily.