Over the last five years, CAfS has had an increasing role in supporting Cumbrian businesses to decarbonise. Recently, we have united multiple support organisations who are all working to help businesses decarbonise, so that we can collectively offer a wide range of expertise. With CAfS as the lead partner, this consortium has secured funding to build upon our network and deliver a range of support services from a Net Zero Business Hub, which has created an opportunity to join CAfS as a Project Manager and Adviser to manage the consortium, deliver the project outputs and directly support businesses through advice and training.

About you

You’ll be an excellent project manager with the ability to manage multiple partners, keeping track of budget, programme, quality and risk management, and then monitoring , evaluating and reporting.

With a strong interest in CAfS objectives, and an excellent understanding of climate change, you’ll put your communication skills to task, putting across complex information concisely and simply to a wide range of audiences, communicating the actions that organisations can undertake to reduce their carbon impact, sharing motivations and addressing implentation factors, challenges and opportunities.

To apply, please email your completed application form to us by 9am on Wednesday 15 November.

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 21st November.

The interview process will also involve one or more tasks relating to the role.

The important stuff

  • SALARY SCALE: £26,000 – £34,000 (FTE)

  • LOCATION: Flexible working patterns with blended home, site and office (Penrith) work.

  • HOURS: 37.5 hours (5 days) per week. We are open to this being a job share.

  • START DATE AND DURATION: Start as soon as possible. Fixed-term contract until 31 January 2025.

You’ll love working at CAfS

Working at CAfS comes with 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, 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.

What a job at CAfS offers you…

  • The opportunity to be on the frontline driving action on climate change as part of a respected organisation that is making a difference.

  • Collaboration with dedicated colleagues, communities, local authorities and other organisations who are striving towards the same goal.

  • A dynamic working environment in which we continually innovate to achieve the best outcomes for employees, communities and planet.

  • A consultative working culture where staff are encouraged to contribute to new developments.

Our work culture and benefits…

  • We are a friendly and supportive team of colleagues and board of trustees

  • We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in all that we do.

  • We will provide the equipment you need to do your job.

  • Employee wellbeing is very important to us. We do what we can to help colleagues achieve a great work/life balance.

  • We have a flexible working policy and we use it. Most staff work part time so we are accustomed to managing different work patterns. Staff can also work at home where possible.

  • We invest in learning and development and encourage people to develop their skills and commit time and resources to development.