Head of PAC - UK Core Energy Team

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
£47,220- £52,414 per annum
12 Mar 2019
28 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role

We are looking for an experienced senior consultant/technical specialist to head up our PAC-UK (Practical Action Consulting, UK) Core Energy Consulting Team. You will lead, co-ordinate, support and deliver a wide-ranging portfolio of energy projects in line with Practical Action’s strategic energy objectives (‘change ambitions’). You will be a centre-point for PAC Energy sub-teams/portfolio teams and wider PA colleagues - helping to drive, lead and co-ordinate business development and delivery in close partnership with others.

PAC is ambitious to foster growing energy access provision; and to influence energy access planning and policy development for the benefit of poor, vulnerable and marginalised populations.

To deliver this we need strong leadership and consultants who are passionate about winning, managing and delivering high quality and high impact work in the energy and development sectors.

As well as working closely with PAC/consultancy colleagues, you will also engage closely with other Practical Action (PA)/charity energy colleagues to co-ordinate energy-related Technical Assistance to PA’s charity programmes and fundraising efforts. Alongside other PAC International and PA senior leaders, you will provide strategic direction to the PAC/PA energy portfolio and play a central role in developing and delivering related operational plans.

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of PAC/PA energy access work, something we are renowned for and an area of work we have great ambitions for as part of our Strategic Intent as an organisation.

About you

You are an experienced Leader, Manager and/or Mentor who is able to motivate and organise others towards common goals. You are a dynamic individual, who is able to work flexibly according to shifting opportunities and directions. You readily take initiative and ownership of projects/tasks and work in the most effective manner given any resource/time constraints. You are able to support others to develop skills and acquire experience in a team situation.

You have an in-depth knowledge of the international energy sector/related areas and have extensive experience of working in this field: either in terms of technical advisory, programme management or consultancy roles (or a combination of these). You will have experience of financial/budget management and of fundraising/business development.

You are an excellent communicator and have proven ability to build and maintain strong working relationships and networks.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

Our brand new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby and near to Rugby train station but we also offer free parking.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

Flexible working/hours – full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.
    The opportunity to work remotely (dependent on role).25 days holiday and Christmas Eve, in addition to public holidays.A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment - employer contributes 10% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.Life assurance (3 x annual salary).Bike to Work scheme.
About us

Practical Action is a change making organisation that works in unconventional ways. We put ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We do things differently, so answers that start small can grow big - bringing people together in bold collaborations, using innovation and knowledge to build futures free from poverty and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27th March 2019

Provisional Interview dates: Wednesday 3rd April / Friday 5th April 2019

Closing and interview dates are subject to change

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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