Our mission is to achieve net zero by 2037 or sooner by promoting and facilitating low carbon living and its benefits – inspiring and supporting individuals, communities, and organisations across Cumbria and beyond to decarbonise lives and businesses. We provide practical support for the development of low carbon plans and policies for places, communities, businesses, local authorities, other organisations, and individuals. We inspire behaviour change and seek to deliver sustained shifts from high to low carbon emissions through new social norms and influencing key policies, strategies, and funding streams. 

 We’re looking for an Office and People Support Manager to oversee the provision of professional, friendly and comprehensive administration support to CAfS employees, volunteers and contractors.  The role also includes overseeing the ongoing implementation, review and improvement of CAfS people management and support systems and procedures to help maximise staff wellbeing, efficiency and effectiveness. 

About you

You’ll have experience of leading a team and managing staff performance. Managing a diverse workload, and prioritising tasks and time will be strengths. You’ll have practical experience of using an accounting system, and excellent IT skills.

You’ll also have excellent verbal and written communication skills and an understanding of charity administration.

To apply, please email your completed application form to us by 9am on Tuesday 16 January

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24 January in person at our offices.

The important stuff

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

  • LOCATION: Blended home and office (Penrith) work.

  • HOURS: 30 hours per week, can be worked flexibly over 5 days

  • START DATE AND DURATION: Start February | Permanent contract

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.