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Energy Business Development Manager

Job Reference Ref/13996/2260

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Contract Details:
3 year fixed term
Salary Range :
£41045 - £44062
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Sackville House, Cambourne
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Cambridgeshire County Council

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About the role

We are looking for a Energy Business Development Manager to work on community renewable energy projects initially for a 3 year contract but with possibility to extend.

The role is full time, 37 hours a week,  Salary £41,045-£44,062 (plus 2023 pay award)

Cambridgeshire County Council declared a Climate Emergency in 2019 and has since set itself ambitious carbon reduction targets as part of its Climate Change and Environment Strategy. It is delivering a wide range of energy investment and community energy projects including a first of its kind Community Heat Network into the village of Swaffham Prior in East Cambridgeshire. This project is a retrofit at a village scale, decarbonising the heating and hot water for homes connected to the network. We are looking to recruit an ambitious, energetic and committed Energy Business Development Manager with commercial sales and marketing experience to work with us on the community heat project and other energy projects as needed.

You will be responsible for identifying opportunities for the commercialisation of energy projects. This role will require someone who has knowledge and experience in stakeholder engagement, business development, customer services and communications, along with business acumen to make the most of council assets.  


What will you be doing?

Initially, the focus will be on the Swaffham Prior Community Heat Network scheme to oversee the income generation of the heat project. This is income from renewable heat incentive, customer billing for the provision of heat services, accessing grants to support homes to connect to the heat scheme and building up other income streams where the market provides the opportunity.  The role will work closely with the community, signing up additional customers and sharing news on the heat network, building up positive, accessible communications for the heating scheme. The role will grow to cover a variety of other community energy projects as they come online. 

You will work with a wide range of stakeholders, both internal to the Council and external which will help expand and grow your knowledge and skills around community energy 

For further information, please contact  Maggie Pratt on 01223 715462 or

The closing date for job applications is Sunday 1st October 2023 and interviews are planned for Monday 16th October 2023.

About you

You must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, thrive on making things happen, and be highly organised. You will be solutions focused, have a 'can do' approach, enjoy a challenge  and have strong communication skills.

Collaboration and team working are important and you must enjoy problem solving with all stakeholders.

You will be keen to build new skills, keep learning and share knowledge and best practice to help tackle climate change. 

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.


We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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