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Home Energy Project Manager

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£31,339 - £35,754 per annum
Closing date
31 Oct 2021

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Regeneration and Local Economies, Housing, Management and Maintenance
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Full time
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This vacancy is available as a secondment opportunity. Candidates must seek permission of their current line manager before applying for a secondment opportunity.

Do you want to help people out of fuel poverty?

Passionate about tackling climate change?

If the answer is yes, you could be part of our expanding dedicated and supportive team of like-minded professionals who help residents in York, Harrogate, Selby and Craven insulate their homes and fit renewable technologies to heat their home.

This role will help to deliver an energy efficiency programme which has already attracted £2.5m for the residents in the 4 areas.

We are seeking an enthusiastic person with specialist knowledge in domestic energy efficiency retrofit who can demonstrate a proven track record of programme and project management.

The successful  candidate will be:

  • educated to degree level
  • have a broad knowledge of current issues and legislation relating to energy efficiency and carbon reduction,
  • have demonstrable experience of working in the field related to retrofitting of energy efficiency measures,
  • have experience of managing contracts and working in partnership,
  • have experience in making funding bids

If you do not have a degree / energy assessor qualification, but have the required skills and experience from a relevant professional background (e.g. construction) we would still welcome your application.

If you are looking for a new challenge or the opportunity to enhance your career portfolio we would love to hear from you.

Relocation expenses are available for the successful candidate to support a move to York.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C2: Can express him/herself spontaneously at length with a natural conversational flow, avoiding or backtracking around any difficulty so smoothly that the person with whom they are conversing is hardly aware of it.

This is a fixed term post until 30 June 2023.

The Council is committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information, or an informal discussion, please contact Jed Smawfield (Housing Retrofit Manager) on 01904 5523000 or Ruth Abbott (Housing Standards & Adaptations Manager) at  or on 01904 552300.

Closing date: Sunday 31st October 2021 at midnight

Interview date: W/C Monday 8th November 2021

Job description:


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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