Job: Administrator x 2

By |2022-04-12T13:47:49+01:00March 4th, 2022|Homepage, News, Vacancies - expired|

Closing Date: 28 March 2022 We’re looking for two experienced administrators to help keep our organisation running smoothly and efficiently. You’ll be the first point of contact for public enquiries, and you’ll support our financial management – ranging from invoicing and expenses to payroll. You’ll help deliver our HR services, ensuring our staff have the equipment and working environments they need. You’ll also support our broad range of projects – from helping with events to administering meetings. It’s a role that will call on all your administrative expertise, and your skills in juggling a busy and diverse workload. [...]

Job: Project Manager – Community Energy

By |2022-03-22T14:23:43+00:00February 17th, 2022|Homepage, News, Vacancies - expired|

Closing date: 9am on Thursday 10 March 2022. We’re looking for a specialist in renewable energy systems to take the reins on our projects supporting communities to generate their own clean power.  The post will draw on all your project management and delivery skills, from budgets to reporting, and you'll also help us to develop new projects and secure funding to make them a reality.  Among the projects you'll manage is ‘Solar Made Easy in the Lakes’, which supports people to install solar PV, also working with community groups to find sites in their areas for solar [...]

Job: Project Manager – Carbon Reduction

By |2022-03-22T14:23:17+00:00February 16th, 2022|Homepage, News, Vacancies - expired|

Closing date: 9am on Thursday 10 March 2022. We're looking for an experienced and knowledgeable practitioner to lead carbon reduction projects in Cumbria. It's a role that will draw on all your project management skills - from coordination through to budgeting and reporting. You'll also help us to develop new projects and secure funding to make them a reality. You'll have proven expertise in environmental management and sustainability, particularly carbon reduction within small businesses, including carbon auditing. The ideal candidate will also have specialist knowledge of at least one topic relevant to decarbonisation e.g. renewable energy, energy [...]

Help design green support services in the South Lakes

By |2022-02-16T12:50:41+00:00February 8th, 2022|Homepage, News|

A large group of organisations has developed a survey to find out what support businesses need to be able to prosper, while also having a positive impact on people and planet. Transitioning to a greener and safer future will bring enormous benefits to us all as well as improving business resilience. The group includes South Lakeland District Council, Cumbria Action for Sustainability, Green Small Business, Future Fixers, Lancaster and Lancaster, CBEN, Lake District Foundation, University of Cumbria, Cumbria LEP, Cumbria Tourism and Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership. They are working together with a shared vision [...]

Series of free online courses on home renovations launched

By |2022-02-09T12:07:15+00:00February 2nd, 2022|Draughtproofing, Home energy efficiency, Homepage, Insulation, News, Training|

If you're thinking about renovating your home to make it warmer and reduce your energy bills, snap up a free place on our new series of online courses.   We'll take you through all the main things to consider - from planning your retrofit through to insulation, airtightness and ventilation. There are even sessions all about windows and doors.   You can book onto one course or the whole series - whatever you need. We're able to offer the courses free of charge thanks to funding from the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme.   Introduction We kick off with [...]

New sustainability opportunities for young people created

By |2022-01-27T12:06:17+00:00January 27th, 2022|Homepage, News, Youth|

As we emerge into a new year, emerging alongside us are many opportunities for engagement with young people on sustainability. Through the brilliant work of our Youth projects Coordinator Ceri, CAfS is looking to place the needs of this generation at the heart of the transition to net zero. We thought we'd give a little update on what sort of things young people can expect in 2022 from us. Work with schools and youth groups The new Greener Schools project has appointed environmental auditors who will shortly begin working with students in 16 primary and secondary schools on Cumbria’s [...]

Zero Carbon Cumbria celebrates first birthday

By |2022-02-10T11:01:50+00:00January 27th, 2022|Homepage, News, Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership|

It's been one whole year since the Zero Carbon Cumbria project first set sail, and we thought it would be worth taking a quick look back at what's been achieved over the past 12 months. Firstly, for those new to the project, the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership (ZCCP to their friends) is a partnership of 80 organisations from across Cumbria and different sectors of society. Their aim is to drive Cumbria to becoming the first county with net-zero carbon emissions in the UK by 2037. On behalf of ZCCP, CAfS helped to secure a generous grant of £2.5 million from [...]

Big Energy Saving Week celebrates our partnership

By |2022-01-18T09:31:31+00:00January 17th, 2022|Home energy efficiency, Homepage, News|

This week (17 – 23 Jan) is Big Energy Saving Week and  one of our key partnerships is being celebrated for all it does to help residents keep hold of their cash during Winter. Cold to Cosy Homes is our large scale project that offers free independent energy advice and energy saving measures to vulnerable households. It has now offered advice and measures like draughtproofing to hundreds of households throughout the region, saving locals huge amounts of energy and money. Working in partnership with local authorities, this year the project has extended its reach to the entire county. Homelife Carlisle [...]

Great uptake of carbon literacy courses

By |2021-12-21T15:18:08+00:00December 21st, 2021|Homepage, News, Training|

This year CAfS launched a new programme of climate training which has been very successful. CAfS’ climate and carbon literacy training courses have huge levels of take up and very positive feedback in terms of improved knowledge and also attendees feeling more motivated and empowered to take action. As take up was so high, we had to recruit extra trainers and now have a team of 8 specialist climate trainers.  “The course sets out why action on climate change is needed now and what we can do as individuals and businesses to make a difference. In the past, when I have attended climate change training, [...]

An update on Fellfoot Forward

By |2021-12-23T10:41:49+00:00December 21st, 2021|Fellfoot Forward, Homepage, News|

Fellfoot Forward Future fair – North Pennines AONB  The Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme is working with CAfS to deliver the Future Fair part of the scheme. We want to assist farmers, landowners and communities in the scheme area to implement long-term sustainability and carbon reduction and leave a legacy that is fair and sustainable for the next generation. Climate change and how we respond locally and globally will affect the security and impact of everything we invest in through the Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme.  Fellfoot Forward Community buildings – North Pennines AONB The Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme can support [...]

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