SALARY RANGE:  £21,336 to £25,400 per annum full-time equivalent, (£17,068, to £20,320 for a 30-hour week) depending on skills and experience. 

HOURS:  22.5 to 30 hours a week, with flexibility to work across 3, 4 or 5 days. The working times are flexible but must include core office hours of 10am-3pm unless agreed otherwise. There may also be occasional need to work evenings/weekends for event or meeting support. 

START/END DATE: Start as soon as possible. Fixed-term contract to 30 April 2023 (with potential for extension subject to funding) 

LOCATION:  Contractually based at our office in Penrith. However, we are open to flexible working patterns and blended home, site and office working. 

Could you help us run our range of home energy projects and services?

If you have experience of working on projects or helping to run a service, then we’d love to hear from you. Demand has never been higher for our home energy services, as people around Cumbria struggle more and more with rising energy bills. We have some fantastic services to help households save on their home energy bills, but we need a new colleague to help us deliver them and expand them.

You’ll be supporting our award-winning Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria service. We offer energy-saving advice and free draughtproofing, through in-home visits, by phone and at events around the county. CAfS also offers a range of commercial services to householders wanting to retrofit their homes to save energy, such as home audits and advice services.  You’ll be a core part of our friendly team making it all happen.

You’ll have the independence to get on and deliver aspects of the service, supporting the service manager. You’ll deliver energy advice, give great customer service, build relationships with partners to help us expand the service and support our team of professional energy advisers.

You’ll also use your experience and creativity to develop new ways to support our clients to save energy and afford to heat their homes. 

As an employee of Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS), you’ll be working for an organisation that is flexible, supportive and values your wellbeing. We can offer you a healthy work/life balance, including some flexibility in when and where you work your hours, along with an employer pension contribution of 6% from day one of employment and holiday entitlement of 22 days pro rata plus bank and public holidays. 

CAfS is Cumbria’s climate change organisation. Our vision is a zero carbon Cumbria and we strive to bring about a better way of life in balance with our environment. Our mission is to empower and enable people, communities, and businesses to live and work more sustainably by sharing our knowledge, practice, skills, networks and practical experience. We manage and deliver events, advice, training and practical projects across the county as well as providing specialist consultancy services to enable individuals, communities, businesses and local authorities to drive a shift towards a Zero Carbon Cumbria.  

We hope you will consider joining us and being part of Cumbria-wide efforts to tackle climate change while making lives better.  

Below you’ll find full details about the role and the skills you’d ideally have. You’ll find these in the job description and person specification. If you can’t tick all the boxes, please do apply as we can offer support and on-the-job training to the right candidate. If you have any questions about the job or the application process, please do get in touch for an informal chat with the Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria manager, Gareth: [email protected]

Job description & person specification

The job description and person specification below will give you full details about the role and experience you’d ideally have:

Project Officer – Job Description

How to apply

To apply, please download and fill in the application form below and email it to [email protected]

CAfS Application Form

There is no closing date for return of applications. We’ll close recruitment when we’ve found the right candidate, so please do apply sooner rather than later.

If your application is successful, we’ll invite you for an interview and arrange a time to suit you. Interviews will be held via Zoom.

Not sure you’ve got the right skills or experience? You’re welcome to send us your CV and have a chat with the service manager. Email [email protected]

Some great benefits of working at CAfS

Deciding whether to apply? Working at CAfS comes with some great benefits. You’ll be joining a friendly and supportive organisation, and your wellbeing and work/life balance are hugely important to us. As well as flexibility around your working hours and location, as mentioned above, you’ll have 22 days of paid annual leave pro rata, plus bank/public holidays. We pay an employer pension contribution of 6% from day one of employment.  

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