Energy Saving Trust

Assistant Manager

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 rewarding.

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 rewarding.

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 Scottish Home Renewables team is helping to make Scotland’s homes greener and more energy efficient. The team delivers programmes that help owner occupiers and private landlords to install renewable energy systems in their homes.
  • Our programme of work includes schemes that provide specialist advice on home renewables and energy efficiency, funding support for customers to install recommended improvements, and web tools to help make that journey smoother and better informed.
  • We are a small, collaborative team of programme managers. Each member of the group takes ownership of specific schemes, but we also support one another to deliver excellent service for our customers, and share ideas to drive innovation and growth.

The role  

  • This is a challenging role at the heart of the Scottish home renewables programme, operating at the nexus of specialist advice, funding and web tools. It is a great opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to help address one of the most important net zero challenges: energy in Scotland’s homes.

What you’ll do  

  • Your primary focus will be the renewable energy aspects of funding administered by Energy Saving Trust, including the Home Energy Scotland Loan scheme, and the strategic development of webtools, while providing support to the other areas where required.
  • Your regular programme management tasks include monthly KPI reporting, presenting updates to stakeholders, budget reporting, responding to technical queries and updates to webtools.
  • In addition you will take on strategic projects within your key programmes, including annual programme evaluation, work planning for future years and the development of new and improved web tools.

What you’ll bring  

  • A committed interest in domestic renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency, and the ability to pick up programme knowledge quickly.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisational skills and demonstratable numerical skills.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized work style: able to prioritise and meet deadlines.

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

We are open to flexible working locations (within Scotland) and as standard we offer all contracts on blended (home and office-based) working.

For more information, please see job description: JD – Assistant Manager, Scottish Renewables – SB 954

Applications close 5pm, 26 September. Interviews are intended to be held 27 to 29 September.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to 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

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 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.