Project Coordinator – CommuniPower

 

Lewes, East Sussex

£35,000 – £40,000 pro rata

Paid – Full or Part Time – Fixed Term Contract

Closing date: Thursday, 14th March 2024

We have an opportunity for a Project Coordinator to play a key role in empowering local communities to achieve Net Zero throughout England. We are looking for an experienced team player who can coordinate a wide range of outputs and deliverables within the CommuniPower Business Unit.

About Community Energy South

Community Energy South was set up in 2013 to support the network of community energy groups in the Southeast of England. Our mission is to enable, motivate and inspire local communities to play a key role in the net zero transition through renewable energy, energy efficiency and retrofit projects.

We act as a catalyst and capacity building hub for community energy groups to become empowered to work effectively, reducing carbon emissions and boosting local economies.

Community Energy South is recognised by Community Energy England as a ‘beacon of excellence and a model for others to emulate’. We were awarded the ‘Leading Sector Support’ Award by Community Energy England in 2023.

About CommuniPower

The CommuniPower Project aims to take a new approach to domestic decarbonisation, with local communities at its heart. The project is directing funding and support to the delivery of community led services from the ‘bottom up’, creating local green jobs, improving skills and generating local marketplaces for the provision of retrofit services.

We are working in partnership with Local Authorities, the Department of Net Zero and Climate Change and the local Distribution Network Operators, to increase domestic uptake of a range of measures including heat pumps, insulation upgrades, and solar PV. We are also delivering innovative regional decarbonisation plans, working alongside our project partners.

Over the next year, we aim to reach 24,000 homes with ongoing plans to significantly upscale in the following year. CommuniPower has the potential to influence the future of how Low and Zero Carbon Technologies are adopted by communities.

Job Description

As a Project Coordinator for CommuniPower, you will be responsible for coordinating key outputs and deliverables of the CommuniPower Project. This will include:

  • Supporting the development of community led businesses and services that offer local retrofit advice.
  • Coordinating retrofit training and skills development for the Community Energy groups.
  • Supporting the delivery of regional events and outreach for retrofit advice.
  • Coordinating the set-up of local climate hubs to act as a centre point for local retrofit services and support.
  • Supporting community groups and local champions to effectively use online energy advice platforms and reporting systems.
  • Collaborating with Local Authority staff that have been allocated to supporting the project to secure outcomes for the project.
  • Providing input into local decarbonisation plans that will outline steps for communities to become Net Zero.
  • Collating project data, reports and outcomes and leading on specified elements.
  • To undertake wider related tasks relating to the delivery of the CommuniPower project.

Reporting to: Head of Programme – CommuniPower

Working with: CommuniPower Team, Technical Team, Community Energy Pathways Team, Communications Team.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • A proactive people person with a keen interest in community led action on climate change.
  • Experience in mobilising and coordinating community programmes and outreach campaigns.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in domestic retrofit and energy advice programmes.

Desirable:

  • Experience in delivering training and skills development programme.
  • Experience within the Community Energy Sector

Application:

By CV and Covering Letter by 14th March to Esmé Donghi, Executive Director esme.donghi@communityenergysouth.org