Assistant Programme Manager

Energy Saving Trust

Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation working to address the climate

Energy Saving Trust is a leading and trusted organisation, dedicated to promoting energy
efficiency, low carbon transport and sustainable energy use. We aim to address the climate
emergency and deliver the wider benefits of clean energy as we transition to net zero.

At Energy Saving Trust we don’t just offer jobs – we offer careers. For our people, being part
of the effort to address the climate emergency makes working for us truly meaningful and

As well as investing in our mission, we invest in our people and culture. We’re committed to
creating an engaging, supportive, and inclusive workplace for all and providing opportunities
for development, training, and growth. We also provide a range of benefits such as flexible
working, an employee assistance programme, and a wellbeing allowance. Please see our careers page for more information
on why Energy Saving Trust is a great place to work.

The team

Energy Saving Trust has a fantastic opportunity to join the Transport team in Edinburgh,
working on a combination of our business transport support, dealership engagement and taxi
decarbonisation programmes.

Reporting to the Programme Manager, this role will be responsible for the successful delivery
of grant funding to businesses and local authorities for a new pilot project in the sustainable
transport sector.

The role 

  • Manage relationship with key Transport Scotland contacts and partner organisations.
  • Ensure coordination between internal Energy Saving Trust teams including the Technical Team,
    Marketing and Finance.
  • Complete regular reporting to Transport Scotland on key metrics and provide ad hoc reporting
    in a timely fashion when required.
  • Assist in tracking and forecasting demand to provide accurate budget management.
  • Maintaining good relationships with industry, stakeholders and delivery partners and ensuring
    any problems are identified and dealt with quickly and professionally.
  • Quality control over processes and documentation.

What you’ll do 

You will assist with all elements of programme management, this will include engaging with a
variety of external stakeholders, quality checking advice and business reports. Your ability to
plan and prioritise multiple competing activities, be able to drive and negotiate and influence
results through people is essential in this fast-paced environment.

Your work will be vital in supporting Energy Saving Trust’s role in reducing the country’s
transport emissions by helping to transition Scotland’s public and private fleets to electric.

What you’ll bring 

You will be a highly motivated self-starter, with a keen eye for detail and striving for
excellence in all the work that you do. You will have a willingness to learn about low carbon
transport technologies and the environmental impact of transport.

We are looking for someone with outstanding communication skills to effectively manage client
relationships. You will also have excellent report writing, work prioritisation and
presentation skills. Confidence in Excel and other IT programmes is essential.

This is a fixed term position until 31 March 2024. Our standard weekly hours
are 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday.

This will need to be a full-time role.

We are open to flexible working locations (within Scotland) and as standard we offer all
contracts on blended (home and office-based) working.

For more information, please see the job description on our website.

Applications close 5pm, 7 June 2023. Interviews are intended to be held week
commencing 12 June 2023.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. In your cover letter
please explain how you meet the essential areas in the job description. Please state the job
reference you are applying for in the subject line. Applications submitted without a covering
letter will not be considered.

If you think you may need additional support or adjustments made to any part of
the application/recruitment process, please get in touch with
[email protected].

The majority of our people are working from home but have access to our office locations –
Edinburgh, London, Cardiff and Belfast. We will we be happy to discuss this and our blended
working model at the interview stage with you.

Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this
post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Our commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.

To address the urgent challenges posed by the climate emergency, we need a diversity of people,
experiences, and ideas. We strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and
with different identities and experiences to apply for roles with Energy Saving Trust. If there
is anything we can do to support you in applying, please get in touch with us at [email protected]. Please note that we will always
ensure that a fair recruitment process is followed for all candidates and appointments will be
made based on merit.

Find out more about our
commitment to diversity and inclusion here.

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