Programme Manager – NI

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

The Northern Ireland team sit within the Energy Directorate of Energy Saving Trust.

Our main focus is to deliver the Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme (NISEP), but we
also are involved in other areas of work and deliver campaigns helping NI householders save
energy and money.

The Programme Manager for NI heads up our Northern Ireland team. Our Project Manager manages
the day-to-day NISEP programme administration and oversees a team of currently four Programme
Support Officers. The team also includes an Assistant Programme Manager who supports the
Programme Manager to lead Energy Saving Trust’s work in Northern Ireland. The team collaborate
with external stakeholders regularly and other Energy Saving Trust teams.

The role 

We have an exciting opportunity to lead our Northern Ireland team, overseeing the management of
NISEP and identifying new opportunities for Energy Saving Trust to support decarbonisation and
the alleviation of fuel poverty in Northern Ireland.

NISEP is an £8 million grant programme that provides funding for energy efficiency measures for
domestic and commercial properties. Energy Saving Trust is the Programme Administrator of NISEP
on behalf of the Utility Regulator.

You will lead the team including overall management of NISEP and NISEP stakeholder
relationships and providing expertise, guidance, support, and financial oversight for both
NISEP and other projects within the team. You will maintain and enhance Energy Saving Trust’s
influence and impact in Northern Ireland acting as an ambassador for the organisation.

What you’ll do 

You will be a confident and experienced Programme Manager with proven experience of managing
grant programmes. The role will oversee and deliver all elements of contract management
including project management and monitoring reporting, financial planning and analysis,
procurement, creating and implementing processes and procedures for schemes, subcontractors,
and project team members. You will represent Energy Saving Trust, speaking at events and acting
as media spokesperson.

You will liaise with stakeholders and committees including NI Assembly Members, Assembly
Committees and Government Departments of the NI Executive and lead on client engagement and

Your ability to plan and prioritise multiple competing activities, to drive and negotiate to
influence results through people is essential in this fast-paced environment. Solid programme
management skills and expert knowledge of NI domestic energy markets, policy and stakeholders
and advanced communication skills will underpin the successful delivery of the project.

What you’ll bring 

  • Strong project/programme management skills with proven track record of successfully
    delivering contracts and of strong financial control of large-scale programmes.
  • Excellent customer-focussed orientation and understanding of critical factors affecting
    customer satisfaction in a service industry.
  • A can-do attitude and a passion for continuous improvement of people and processes.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills, proven ability
    to develop and maintain strong, productive relationships with stakeholders, working closely
    with them on a day-to-day basis.
  • Strong administrative and numeric skills as well as excellent attention to detail.
  • Resilient, able to work under pressure and to motivate the team to meet challenging

This is a permanent position. Our standard weekly hours are 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday.

This is a full-time role.

We are open to flexible working locations (within Northern Ireland) and as standard we offer
all contracts on blended (home and office-based) working. We cannot accept applications
from outside Northern Ireland.

For more information, please see job description below. If you require any further information
about the role, please email [email protected]
and we will arrange a call back.

Applications close 12pm, 12 June 2023. Interviews are intended to be held 21
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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