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Job: Office and People Support Manager

By |2024-02-27T14:51:45+00:00February 22nd, 2024|Homepage, Vacancies - Jobs|

We're looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm to work with colleagues throughout CAfS to ensure the provision of high quality support services. About you You'll have experience in organisational or financial administration, or office or operational management. You'll use that experience to lead a team and manage staff performance, and provide HR support across all of our teams. You'll be able to manage a diverse workload, and prioritise tasks and time management. You'll have practical experience of using an accounting system, and excellent IT skills. You'll be an IT whizz and have experience using an accounting system. You'll [...]

Job: Retrofit Customer Service Administrator

By |2024-02-21T14:01:23+00:00February 21st, 2024|News, Vacancies - Jobs|

Join our passionate and friendly team as a Retrofit Customer Services Administrator CAfS mission is to achieve net zero by 2037 or sooner by promoting and facilitating low carbon living and its benefits. We provide practical support for the development of low carbon plans and policies for places, communities, businesses, local authorities, other organisations, and individuals. CAfS' Home Retrofit Advice Services We are continuing to develop and expand our Home Retrofit Advice Service to deliver a range of services to support Cumbrian homeowners to retrofit their homes. The service supports able to pay clients who wish to make significant building [...]

Free Home Retrofit Planner for Farmers Extended

By |2024-02-13T16:22:49+00:00February 13th, 2024|Homepage, News|

Due to a successful first phase, we can support four more farming families in Cumbria to benefit from a fully funded Home Retrofit Planner for your farmhouse – a comprehensive energy audit for your home. In this call out we are looking for farmhouses on “working farms” located anywhere in Cumbria. Farmhouses are often older properties that can be draughty, hard to heat, suffering from damp or water ingress, losing heat though walls, doors, windows and roofs. These beautiful traditional properties need an understanding of heritage skills, appropriate materials to fix and maintain. We know that for farmers, your farmhouse, [...]

A Greener Valentine’s

By |2024-02-13T14:59:39+00:00February 12th, 2024|Homepage, News|

Valentine’s Day may traditionally be the day we show love and appreciation for our partners, but how we choose to do that can have an enormous impact on our planet.   Did you know that out of season cut flowers have one of the largest carbon footprints per pound spent at the till? Red roses definitely aren’t a seasonal bloom in February in Cumbria and as a result many of the roses in the shops this week will have been imported from as far away as Kenya and Latin America, picking up the hefty carbon price tag of 2.4kg carbon per [...]

Contractor Opportunity: Climate Trainers

By |2024-02-12T10:08:46+00:00February 8th, 2024|News, Vacancies - Contracts, Vacancies - Jobs|

A great opportunity for those passionate about combatting climate change... If you are passionate about combatting climate change, knowledgeable about climate science and solutions, or have experience of delivering or developing training, this Climate and Carbon Literacy Trainer opportunity is for you. We are looking for up to three friendly, articulate and highly motivated trainers to join our existing team to help meet the growing demand for our very popular Climate and Carbon Literacy and related training programmes. This role will be a freelance contract (employment status will be determined via the HMRC checker), to help us train [...]

Vermiculture Cumbria! Worms and the field to fork journey.

By |2024-02-02T08:57:54+00:00February 2nd, 2024|Homepage, News, Uncategorised|

With funded support from the Zero Carbon Cumbria Low Carbon Food Programme CAfS have teamed up with partners to tackle food waste in Cumbria using the unbridled power of the worm! We are working with Anna de la Vega, who set up The Urban Worm CIC, Anna is a vermiculture expert with years of international experience delivering training and consultancy on vermiculture food waste solutions to tackle this huge global issue. Windrow Growing Well Low Sizergh Dec 23 To date we  have installed two systems at Growing Well at their Low Sizergh site, a windrow demonstration site and [...]

Looking for a climate-conscious challenge? Join us for the Keswick to Barrow Walk!

By |2024-02-05T11:11:10+00:00February 2nd, 2024|Homepage, News|

This month we are looking for climate-conscious, challenge-loving individuals to join us on the Keswick / Coniston to Barrow Walk. On 11th May, several of the CAfS team will be taking part – walking 40 miles or 21 miles respectively – to raise money for local climate action and we would love it if you could join us.  The walk is highly scenic running from Legburthwaite (Keswick) down the length of Thirlmere through the villages of Grasmere and Elterwater before passing through the Langdales and Coniston and onto Kirkby Moor, Dalton-in-Furness and Barrow itself. The Coniston to Barrow alternative starts [...]

Free home energy advice to offset price hikes and cold weather

By |2024-01-09T13:35:47+00:00January 9th, 2024|Home energy efficiency, Homepage, Insulation|

With colder weather forecast and a 5% hike in the energy price cap this month, we're urging residents across the county to take advantage of our free home energy advice service. Our award winning service, Cold to Cosy Homes, provides free advice and energy saving equipment to help Cumbrian householders make their homes warmer, drier, healthier and cheaper to heat. The Cold to Cosy Homes team offers a free telephone advice call from a qualified adviser to all Cumbrian residents, with a home visit offered to a wide range of eligible households. In addition to advice on how to save [...]

Job: Events and Training Coordinator

By |2024-01-23T12:55:30+00:00December 20th, 2023|Vacancies - expired|

CAfS is co-chair of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership (ZCCP), which involves more than 80 organisations spanning the public, private and third sectors with the aim of delivering a coordinated emission reduction programme to bring about a zero-carbon Cumbria by 2037. CAfS has been awarded £2.5 million from the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund, on behalf of the ZCCP, for a five-year Zero Carbon Cumbria project. Eleven of the organisations in the ZCCP, as well as CAfS, will be involved in delivering elements of the project, to support the goals of the wider partnership. The Lottery-funded project will tackle [...]

Job: Office and People Support Manager

By |2024-01-16T11:01:02+00:00December 19th, 2023|Vacancies - expired|

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 [...]

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