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Net Zero Comms Lead

Full time, permanent

Flexible location (can work from home) with ability to get to St Neots, Cambs

Here at Energise it’s not just a job, it’s a commitment to a more sustainable way of living. We are flexible, hardworking and not afraid to push boundaries. Our employees are encouraged to become the best they can be.

We are looking to expand our team and are seeking to employ someone who can not only do ‘The Job’ but questions it and then seeks to improve it.

Are you:

  • a fantastic communicator and wordsmith, in both the written and spoken form?

  • able to build great relationships on a foundation of trust, respect and vulnerability?

  • a natural problem solver and solution finder?

  • a self-starter and able to use your own initiative?

  • passionate about sustainability, and excited about what we do and how you could contribute to that?

  • efficient in your use of time?

  • friendly and approachable?

  • committed to personal growth and professional development?

  • ready to cause good trouble?


If you answered yes to all the above, then read on…

The Role

We're excited to open up a brand new role within our Team, Net Zero Comms Lead.  We deliver a wide range of services to commercial, SME, public/third sector and domestic client bases, with the mission of being the catalyst for 1% of the UK to go net zero by 2025. We act as a partner to our clients, putting people ahead of contracts to build relationships on a solid foundation of trust, respect, vulnerability and mutual benefit.

The purpose of this role is to be a strong voice for Energise, to help promote our mission out into the world, to build our brand and to communicate the benefits of not only working with us specifically, but of taking any action towards becoming net zero. You will be a firecracker in the business, catalysing positive change for our team, our clients and our brand.  You will be expected to engage organisations and networks in embarking on, or developing their approach to, going Net Zero. As part of this you will be an advocate for Energise’s offers to support Net Zero (Pathway to Net Zero for Industrial/Commercial, The Net Zero Club for SMEs, Zero Hero for Personal/Domestic).

As part of this role, you will be expected to:

  • Devise creative ways to clearly convey messages in order to keep our customers/contacts up to date with important news and to share information/insight on Net Zero

  • Gauge reactions to internal/external communications, using feedback to recommend and implement new initiatives & solutions for our customer/contact network

  • Support the delivery of our “open-source” toolkits and the development of our “free to access” resources on the Net Zero Hub

  • Work with colleagues to contribute to specific projects, especially sustainability/net zero engagement work

  • Compile and distribute internal and external newsletters, writing and editing content & contributing to social media

  • Write meeting briefing notes to cascade information from senior staff to the team and our associates

  • Encourage two-way and multi-way communication through, for example, engagement tools, suggestion schemes, workshops and social/community networking

  • Provide advice to employees regarding the Energise/Net Zero Club/Zero Hero branding and identity

  • Organise and manage webinars, seminars, events and presentations, which could involve booking facilities and equipment, working with agencies and preparing presentations

  • Act as a catalyst for change and support our ambition to support 1% of the UK to go Net Zero by 2025, by being curious, focused and innovative

The Candidate

  • You are a bright, self-motivated, dedicated and hardworking person.

  • You agree, without hesitation, with the scientific conclusions of the UN IPCC.

  • You are capable of being passionate, enthusiastic and sharing a vision with someone about how to resolve a complex problem. 

  • You have exceptional written and verbal communication skills (both in person and over the phone) and are able to demonstrate your ability to repeatedly go above and beyond expectations.

  • You enjoy being organised and proactive and possess a temperament that allows you to remain calm while handling a high volume of consecutive tasks.

  • You enjoy being challenged, challenging others, and reflecting on your own performance with the aim of continually improving both your personal and professional competencies.

  • You're excited about working in an industry which experiences rapid change and development, and are energised about creating new ways of communicating the benefits to clients/prospects of taking action to mitigate their impact on climate change.

Experience & Qualifications required

Whilst we give weighting to relevant degree subjects, we are much more interested in the skills, characteristics and experience of candidates. You must be able to demonstrate experience or understanding in the following capacities:

  • Standing up and taking action to address causes which you're passionate about

  • Inspiring others to take action

  • Creative and innovative problem solving

  • Effective communication (written and verbal) with people across different demographics to inspire change

  • At least a basic understanding of building physics and/or energy use in the built environment

  • Use of Internet Explorer and/or Google Chrome

  • Use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Knowledge of issues surrounding climate change, energy and greenhouse gas emissions

  • An understanding of the barriers to change, particularly relating to energy use and climate change



  • Annual salary of £26,445 – £31,365 (dependent on experience)

  • Pension Scheme

  • 30 days holiday (inc Public holidays), rising to 32 after 3 years' continuous service

  • Bonus scheme (employee and company-performance related)

  • Additional benefits information is available on our Good To Know page.

How to Apply

If you feel this role is for you and you have the relevant experience, passion and enthusiasm, please email your CV and covering letter stating why you should be considered for this position to both Carol Metherell at and Tamsin Alsbury at Please write "I'm the Net Zero Comms Lead you're looking for" in the email subject field. Deadline is Monday, 22nd June 2020.


Energise is committed to a policy of diversity, equity and inclusion in its recruitment process. We actively and consciously seek to recruit without bias on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, disability, beliefs (religious or other), age or sexual orientation of that employee.

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