Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 10 August 2022.

SALARY RANGE: £24,000-£32,000, per annum full-time equivalent, depending on skills and experience.

LOCATION: Contractually based at our office in Penrith. However, homeworking can be agreed.  Occasional meetings required at venues across Cumbria.  

HOURS: 30 hrs– 37.5 hrs a week, with flexibility to be worked across 4 or 5 days with option for compressed hours. Core office hours are 10am-3pm but these can be negotiated. Annualised hours can be considered.

START/END DATE: Start as soon as possible. Fixedterm contract to 30 September 2023 (with potential for extension subject to funding).

Are you an experienced leader with a proven record of delivering projects and managing a team of colleagues? You could use your skillset to make a crucial difference to people in Cumbria.

We need a brilliant new colleague to join and run our friendly Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria team. You’ll be helping Cumbrians to make their homes warmer, save energy and save money. Our service helps people who are struggling with their energy bills, including some of the most vulnerable folk in the county.  

You’ll be the person heading up the team, managing 8 employees and 10 contractors. You’ll oversee customer service processes to ensure a high quality experience for our clients. Alongside this, you’ll also help to raise the profile of the service generally, interacting frequently with the public, community groups and partners at events, webinars and training.

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 our energy team leader Andrew: [email protected]

Job description & person specification

Download the job description and person specification to see full details about the role and the skills and experience you’d ideally have:

Project Manager – Cold to Cosy Homes – Job Description

How to apply

To apply, please download and fill in the application form below. Please do not send a CV. In the form, you’ll see some guidance on how to complete it.

CAfS Application Form

Closing date for return of applications is 9am on 10 August 2022.

Interviews will be held via Zoom between 16 – 19 August 2022.  Can’t make these dates? Please do still apply, as we can make other arrangements with you. The interview process will involve one or more tasks relating to the role.


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.  

Find out more about the benefits of working at CAfS >