Oxfordshire County Council
Shape the energy system and investment Oxfordshire needs for a greener, fairer and
Oxfordshire County Council has put Climate Action at the heart of its corporate agenda. In a
County where our partners and communities are passionate about addressing the climate
emergency, home to world leading climate research, and a thriving innovation economy, we
believe Oxfordshire can and will be at the forefront of the zero-carbon transition.
About the role
We’re creating new teams in our growing climate action service. Our new Energy Systems and
Investment team will play a pivotal role in supporting the investability of renewable energy,
zero carbon heat, energy storage and demand reduction programmes to meet net zero and
contribute to a fairer energy system for Oxfordshire.
The Energy Systems and Investment Manager will develop a high performing team focussed on the
systems, policy and business models we need to realise a local energy transition. The post will
be responsible for growing programme of work scaling up quality homes retrofit and managing a
growing portfolio of innovation projects addressing the barriers to net zero energy system,
following the nationally leading partnership work on Project Local Energy Oxfordshire.
You will work widely across the organisation including with our innovation hub and placemaking
and infrastructure delivery services, as well as building strong strategic relationships with
our key external partners such as the district and city councils, University of Oxford and
Oxford Brookes, Low Carbon Hub, Local Enterprise Partnership and the Distribution Network
We’re looking for an excellent communicator and experienced partnership worker. Your expert
knowledge of the barriers to decarbonisation of the energy system and strategic thinking will
shape a programme and strategy to deliver the energy system and investment Oxfordshire needs
for a greener, fairer and resilient future.
Rewards and benefits
It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the
people in our county – we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong
flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the
use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the best learning and development
opportunities to support your ongoing development.
We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32
days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to
a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a
range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies
including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.
Would you like to know more?
Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Gilbert, Head of Climate
Action, [email protected]
To apply, please complete an online application form by going to our website. This includes a section asking you
to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach
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Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted
for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith
or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on
family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe
spaces for staff.
Our commitment to safeguarding
Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young
people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this
We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these
As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who
meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have
completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving
care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are
also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian
life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role,
within three years of leaving the service.
We are open to discussions about flexible working.
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