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Project Manager (Domestic Retrofit Team)

Part time or Full Time, 2 year contract with extension subject to funding

Salary: £28,989 - £30,773 FTE

Location: Hybrid / Shrewsbury office, with travel in Shropshire.

Job purpose

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our domestic retrofit team. You will manage ‘The Retrofit Skills Home’ project, an innovative new two-year partnership project, with the potential to also work on other similar projects.

The Retrofit Skills Home project develops a model for collaborative retrofit, upskilling the next generation of surveyors and installers and inspiring local communities to work towards low carbon homes. The project is a close association of the key partners in getting retrofit done at scale and training up installers, local authorities, housing associations, and FE colleges, with support from MEA.

The successful candidate will be a skilled communicator and negotiator, with a good eye for detail. Whilst we expect you to have solid understanding of the principles of retrofit, technical qualifications are not essential for this role. You should have a strong growth mindset, and contribute to team building our work in this area.

  Major Tasks and Job Activities

  • Take overall responsibility for the Retrofit Skills Home project. This includes:
  • personnel and resource planning and management,
  • with specialist input, preparation of contracts and agreements,
  • liaison with project partners and contractors,
  • ensuring the quality and timeliness of the deliverables,
  • delegation of specific tasks where necessary and managing budgets.
  • Coordinate all work carried out on the project and allocate all work to appropriate members of staff (including self) to execute.
  • Create and maintain excellent, professional relationships with funders, project partners and staff.
  • Comply with financial and administrative procedures.
  • Provide a consistent and high-quality service to the customers and stakeholders.
  • Undertake any other duties as necessary.

For the full job description, please click here.

Hours of work: Part time (21.75 hours or more) or Full Time. Flexible working considered, successful applicant must be prepared to work evenings and weekends as required.

Application process:  Send CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in the job and how you meet the person specification to [email protected]. Closing date 27th May, 9am though applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Marches Energy Agency is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, gender, disability, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, or faith.


volunteering Opportunities

MEA is seeking new Trustees

Marches Energy Agency (MEA) is seeking 2-3 new compassionate individuals to sit on our Trustee Board. We are particularly looking for new trustees with health experience, but would welcome wider experience from the energy, community, youth sectors too.

Our work is becoming increasingly important as we navigate a way through the energy crisis, and beyond to support a just transition to net zero carbon over the coming 2-3 decades.

About MEA

MEA turned 25 in 2022 and during that time has been delivering practical help and impartial advice to vulnerable householders across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, West Midlands and Derbyshire. Approximately 15% of households currently fall into fuel poverty, and this is likely to increase substantially during the Energy/ Cost of Living crisis. Many of these householders have underlying health problems which are made worse through living in cold, damp homes, and MEA has been campaigning to have this link more widely recognised to unlock more funding and assistance for householders.

MEA delivers a wide range of projects focussed on energy, people, and their homes.  We work collaboratively with Local Authorities, the third sector, installers, and community groups.  We are currently undergoing rapid expansion: staff numbers have quadrupled in the last 3 years, and turnover has increased from £200k in 2015 to £1.7m in 2021-22.

MEA’s charitable objectives:

  • Poverty relief and health protection through efficient energy use.
  • Encouragement & awareness raising on environment & sustainable development.
  • Education for public benefit: energy conservation, efficiency, and renewables.

Trustee Position

As a registered charity, it is a legal requirement for MEA to have a board of Trustees – volunteers who share the ultimate responsibility for running the charity.  As a company limited by guarantee, all our Trustees are also Directors. All operational management is delegated to a the Chief Executive Officer.  The Trustee Board meets once a quarter to oversee decisions, advise on strategic direction and ensure legal compliance. It may also meet for specific purposes at other times.

As a charity Trustee, you will bring and  gain experience in areas such as setting strategic goals, accounting, financial planning, employment practice and recruitment, or share these skills if you already have them.

As a Trustee you can be involved in work that you might not yet have had the chance to try as a paid employee. Given the correlation between health and warm homes, MEA would welcome especially welcome individuals with knowledge of the health sector.

If you are interested in finding out more about being a Trustee, please see our Application Pack here or contact Philip Towers for more information and to apply– [email protected]


General volunteering opportunities 

Volunteers are a vital part of our team. Whether you are looking to build your CV, or want to share your knowledge and experience through a trusteeship and help us grow, we hope to provide a warm welcome for you at MEA.

What is available at MEA?

  • Internship placements
  • Regular volunteering

To enquire about volunteering opportunities please email your CV to Chloe - [email protected]