Local Energy North West – Head of Regional Programme

  • Salary: £50,000 – £56,000
  • Contract: Two Year Fixed
  • Deadline: Wednesday 1 August 2018 @ 4.00pm

Primary purpose: To manage a programme across the North West of England so as to drive investment in energy projects, working with businesses, community and public sector agencies and private sector funders and service providers.

  • Date Posted: Tuesday 10th July 2018
  • Closing Date: Wednesday 1 August 2018 @ 4.00pm
  • Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours
  • Salary: £50,000 – £56,000
  • Location: North West
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Two Year Fixed

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The Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership in partnership with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority are seeking to recruit talented and experienced individuals to join a new team. Local Energy North West is a new programme that will support organisations across the North West of England to identify, develop and implement energy projects.

This is an exciting opportunity for passionate individuals to contribute to the scaling up of clean energy investment in the North West.

Organisations across the region have articulated an interest in implementing energy saving and energy generation projects, but often lack the expertise to move projects from the drawing board to an investment decision. Local Energy North West will work in collaboration with businesses, public-sector institutions and communities to develop the case for their projects, sharing knowledge of good practice to duplicate success. The team will have a commercial focus, working flexibly with organisations to help them attract private, public and community finance to enable the delivery of schemes.

As the lead for the Local Energy North West Team, the Head of Regional Programme will engage with LEPs in the North West of England, central and local Government agencies and senior business leaders from the energy sector.

The Head of Regional Programme will coordinate work to identify large and medium scale energy projects and then direct the work of the team so as to define an offer of support to selected projects in order to bring forward sound business cases for investment. The post holder will oversee the development of a pipeline of energy projects in the north west of England, encouraging partnership and collaborations between institutions so that investment in energy can realise scale across the region.

The ideal candidate will have worked in senior roles and will have experience working in the energy sector. They will understand government policy frameworks related to clean growth as part of industrial strategy, the energy industry and climate change. The candidate will have experience of providing advice of a technical and financial nature across a range of complex projects, making recommendations clearly and persuasively. Experience of decision making by public sector organisations and with public sectorprocurement procedures is highly desirable.

Applicants should send a CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages to: vacancies@liverpoollep.org

The email subject line should quote the title of the role that is being applied for.

Interviews will take place from 8th August 2018. Applicants invited to interview may be asked to give a presentation, the topic to be notified in advance.

This information can be provided in alternative formats on request.