Programme Manager - Energy

Posted 23 Jun 2020

Nottingham City Homes

Nottingham (Renewable Energy)

Job Type:contractDuration:24 months
Category:Renewable EnergyRecruiter Reference:MP-9520-26107
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This post is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 -2020, part funded by Interreg N.W.E and part funded by BEIS.


Programme Manager - Energy

£40,760 - £43,662 per annum , plus generous employee benefits package

37 hours per week

Based at Harvey Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 3BB


Nottingham City Homes was awarded Landlord of the Year at the 2018 UK Housing Awards and manages more than 27,000 homes across the city on behalf of Nottingham City Council. Our vision is to ‘create homes and places where people want to live’. All of our homes have reached the decent homes standard and, as part of our ‘Building a better Nottingham’ programme, we are building hundreds of new council homes – the biggest programme of its kind for a generation. At Nottingham City Homes, we offer an excellent benefits package with a minimum of 25 days’ holiday, flexible working, training and personal development, an additional holiday purchase scheme, lifestyle benefits, childcare vouchers and Nottingham City Homes is a participating employer in the Defined Benefit Local Government Pension Scheme.


Our Greener Housing programme has seen more than 6000 homes receive solid wall insulation and 4000 have solar PV installed. In 2018 we also won the Innovation of the Year award at the UK Housing Awards, for our Energiesprong pilot. This is part of the REMOURBAN EU funded project, which has received recognition across Europe for its innovation in technical solutions and business models. We have recently been awarded an ERDF grant to roll out the Energiesprong model to 155 more homes and more recently Interreg NWE funding to develop the Energiesprong model for low rise apartments and BEIS funding to ensure we are further reducing the cost of deep whole house retrofit.   This is all intended to help us realise the Nottingham City Council commitment to be carbon neutral by 2028.


Fixed-term contract/secondment opportunity for 24 months.


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Programme Manager to join our Energy team, based at our Bilborough office. Reporting in to the Head of Energy, we are looking for someone who can take full oversight of the programme of energy projects, ensuring compliance with funder requirements, and internal objectives.


This is a critical role and we will look to you to lead on developing a thorough methodology for reporting and supporting projects to successful completion and grant draw down. Much of Nottingham’s deep retrofit is partly funded by grant and it is essential that the full amount of grant income is realised, so we require you to liaise between the funders and the project teams and Senior Management, flag any risks, and with the delivery team, put in place mitigation strategies to ensure that the projects are successfully delivered.

You will be able to develop work plans and programmes, and then manage and monitor against these to ensure that the programmes are being achieved and to flag where there are delays. You will be able to understand sufficiently the technical innovations in the projects, in order that you can have conversations with funders and the delivery team about challenges and solutions.


This role is responsible for reporting in to the Council Housing Energy Efficiency Programme Board and you will be expected to communicate with a range of stakeholders across NCH, the City Council and more widely.  


We are looking for someone with a solid background in programme management, in particular experience of working on grant funded projects, and EU funding ideally. We need a great communicator, who is delivers accurate and clear reports. We would particularly welcome applications from people who are passionate about innovation and helping Nottingham to achieve our commitment to be carbon neutral by 2028.


In exchange you can expect a rewarding professional career where personal development is actively encouraged and supported. We offer exceptional company benefits within a very people focused business environment as well as a modern working environment with a strong emphasis on work life balance.

So join us and help make a real difference to people’s lives please visit our website,


Closing date:  07 July 2020 – please note we may alter this date due to volume of applications.


We welcome applications from all sections of our diverse community.


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