Project Coordinator & Marketing Officer


Are you passionate about the environment and want to make a difference? Do you want to
work with communities to reduce their environmental impact and achieve net zero?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic candidate to join PECT, working on our
innovative new project, Peterborough Accelerating Net Zero (PANZ).

Local low-carbon solutions are essential to achieve net zero, and cities can lead the way for
that change. Many have plans to achieve Net Zero, but need the skills, resources, and funding
mechanisms to implement them.

PANZ aims to develop practical tools and approaches to enable cities to identify, coordinate
and facilitate the delivery of a range of low carbon measures at speed and to scale, starting
with Peterborough.

The project is being delivered in partnership with Peterborough City Council, Energy Systems
Catapult, Nordic Energy, EdenSeven, Cambridgeshire County Council and PECT.

About PECT:

For 30 years PECT has been developing and delivering projects which help to protect and enhance
the environment. Our vision is for sustainable places where the natural environment is healthy,
communities are involved in their area, health and well-being is improved for all and resource
use is responsible and does not compromise the needs of others, now and into the future.

PECT is committed to high staff satisfaction and offers a range of benefits including hybrid
and flexible working hours, competitive pay, 25 days annual leave and opportunities for career

100% of the team would recommend PECT as a great place to

Purpose of role:

As a Project Coordinator and Marketing Officer, you will support the project team in delivering
the Peterborough Accelerating Net Zero initiative, a community-led energy project that aims to
reduce carbon emissions and promote renewable energy sources.

You will work closely with the Project Manager, contractors, stakeholders and community groups
to ensure the project is delivered on time, on budget and to a high quality.

With oversight from the PECT Marketing and Communications Manager, you will also be responsible
for supporting and implementing the marketing strategy for the project, including managing the
website, PR, social media, newsletters, events and other promotional activities.

You will have excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills, as well as a
passion for sustainability and innovation.

Employer: PECT

Based: This position will be based at PECT’s offices: Ham Lane House, Ham Lane
Peterborough PE2 5UU. Hybrid working is currently in place with two days per week in the

Salary: £25,000 – £27,000 depending on experience

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 25th February 2024

Interview Date: Week commencing 26th February 2024

Start Date: ASAP

Contract Term: This is a fixed-term contract that will expire on 31st October

Hours/Week: 37 hours per week (although part-time hours will be considered)

Work outside normal hours: Occasional evening and weekend work may be
required, typically for events

Reports to: Project Manager (PANZ)

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for the project
  • Plan, organise and deliver events, workshops and webinars to raise awareness and engagement
    among stakeholders and the public
  • Manage and maintain the project’s social media channels, website and newsletter, ensuring
    consistent and effective communication of the project’s vision, goals and achievements
  • Work closely with the marketing contractor to ensure brand compliance, quality and
    alignment of all marketing materials and outputs
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of the marketing activities on the project’s outcomes, such
    as behaviour change, energy savings and carbon reduction
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners, such as
    community groups, businesses and media
  • Undertake a range of day-to-day project administration activities
  • Support and get involved in other PECT activities and initiatives where applicable
  • Ensure that all processes are completed in a timely, accurate and compliant manner at the
    prescribed quality in accordance with quality procedures and in line with Interreg funding
  • To maintain and continually improve knowledge of net zero and community engagement.
  • Any other reasonable tasks requested by line manager.

Person specification

We value diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and
experiences. You don’t have to meet all the criteria listed below to apply. If you have the
skills and passion for this role, we would love to hear from you.

Essential criteria:

  • Experience of community projects, engaging and empowering members of the community
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, ability to manage projects and
    organise work effectively to a tight schedule and to completion
  • Passionate about sustainability and about providing a professional quality service
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, ability to build and
    maintain relationships with people at all levels
  • Demonstrable experience of managing multiple tasks & activities at one time.
  • Ability to transport equipment to events and undertake manual handling
  • IT literate, especially in Microsoft Office Software
  • Willingness to learn and undertake training where appropriate


  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in an environmental, business or science related
  • Experience in marketing and communications
  • Experience working in partnership with a range of stakeholders and groups
  • Knowledge of net zero, community engagement or community energy
  • Be committed to continuous professional development.
  • Enthusiasm for and understanding of environmental and sustainability issues

Variation Clause:

This is a description of the job, as it is constituted at the date shown. It is the practice of
the Trust periodically to examine job descriptions, update them and ensure that they relate to
the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. The appropriate Manager in
consultation with the post holder will conduct this procedure.

In these circumstances, it will be the aim to reach an agreement on reasonable changes, but if an agreement is not possible, management reserves the right to make changes to your job
description following consultation.

This Job Description was compiled by Stuart Dawks on 25/1/2024.


To apply: 

Please send a cover letter and CV to [email protected].
We prefer to receive applications electronically; however, we understand not everyone has
access to the internet, therefore you can also post your application to the address below.

You may be contacted for a brief telephone interview before the formal interviews. If
shortlisted for an interview you will be required to prepare a presentation or complete a brief
task, relevant to the role, as part of the interview.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Stuart Dawks, [email protected]

Right to work in the UK

PECT is not a home office-sponsored organisation and is not able to offer employment unless
the applicant already has the right to work in the UK via a passport or a visa that they have
already obtained. We are not able to sponsor individuals.

Please indicate in your CV or cover letter that you have the right to work in the
 as without this we are unable to consider you for shortlisting for an interview.

Postal address: PECT, Ham Lane House, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

For some activities, such as working directly with children on a regular basis, a DBS check may
be required.

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