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We're looking for a communications and events lead (maternity cover)

Are you a creative, innovative thinker with a proven record of using communication to create and inspire change?

Energiesprong UK is looking for a new Communications Lead to join its award-winning team from Feb 2023 – Feb 2024 as maternity cover.

The role

As a key member of a small team, you will have the responsibility for developing and implementing a programme of communication activities which will engage, influence and inspire our target audiences.

This is an exciting opportunity to work across several projects, ensuring you develop a full understanding of the whole programme, in order to bring together the opportunities for engagement at a strategic level.

Your responsibilities

  • Strategically plan and deliver a programme of communication / marketing activity aimed at influencing stakeholders across our target groups of policy, demand and supply. This includes identifying PR and external comms opportunities, developing specific campaigns, leading on and supporting policy and stakeholder engagement, joining industry-wide campaigns and contributing to government consultations on energy efficiency.
  • Create original, relevant and engaging content for social media, newsletters and print media, ensuring all opportunities are used to mobilise action across our stakeholders. This includes producing designed assets including social media graphics, reports and slides for external use.
  • Develop timely thought leadership pieces for external publication and our own channels, working with relevant members of the team for specialist content where required.
  • Lead on developing dissemination plans for grant funded demonstration projects, considering key messages and leveraging effective communication tools.. To include planning and programme management of dissemination activity, working with delivery partners, case study development, creating explanation videos, webpages and writing articles / awards submissions.
  • Create, plan and deliver events which engage, influence and inspire, including partner focused events for knowledge dissemination or training, and high impact exhibitions or conferences.

Skills and experience

We like people with new ideas about how to do things. Evidence and a track record of creating and inspiring change is more important than experience in a relevant sector, although understanding of the retrofit sector is highly desirable.  

  • A creative and innovative thinker who can develop new ways to inspire change.
  • Experience of researching topics, writing compelling articles and presentations, and identifying the right message for the right audience.
  • Evidence of effectively structuring a programme of engagement to deliver outcomes.
  • Ability to leverage online, hybrid and in person events to foster increased interactivity and engagement.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to convey often complex and nuanced topics in a clear, concise and compelling way.
  • Experience of liaising with high level stakeholders from across sectors and industries.
  • Ability to work independently and own a project from inception to delivery.

Person profile

  • Natural curiosity with an ability to acquire and comprehend information rapidly.
  • Proactivity, with a can-do attitude and a positive outlook.
  • A problem solver: able to think on your feet and find creative solutions in a high-pressure environment.
  • Willingness to work in an ‘all hands-on deck environment’ and roll up your sleeves to support the team in whatever capacity may be required to meet programme objectives.
  • Attention to detail, ability to effectively prioritise.
  • Adaptability; you are excited to work in a fast-paced start up environment and are comfortable with ambiguity.
  • A passion for and understanding of net zero energy / environmental issues.


Energiesprong is an approach to delivering net zero energy retrofit of homes at scale, financed by savings and with performance guaranteed.

Dutch for ‘Energy Leap’, it was developed by the Dutch Government with their housing and construction industries between 2010 and 2017.  The Netherlands has the same carbon reduction targets as those set by the UK Climate Change Act, requiring a zero-emission building stock by 2050.  They realised that a radically different approach to the measure by measure, grant funded norm was needed. Delivery rates had to go up, and costs had to come down to enable financing without public subsidy.

The key principles of the Energiesprong approach are:

  • net zero in one go: whole house, super-efficient thermal wrap with renewable energy generation, storage and heating;
  • guaranteed actual performance: annual net zero energy, comfort every day and affordable bills;
  • offsite manufacturing: industrialisation for quality, cost reduction and minimal onsite disruption;
  • retrofit cost financed by guaranteed long term energy and maintenance savings;
  • affordable, grid friendly electrification: 90% carbon reduction now, zero carbon as the grid decarbonizes.

Energiesprong UK is an independent, 100% publicly funded not for profit organisation.  Our mission is to adapt the Dutch approach for the UK and develop a volume market that can deliver net zero energy retrofit and new build, at scale without public subsidy. We support landlords, supply chain, Governments and opinion formers and work closely with our sister Energiesprong teams in NL, FR, DE & IT.

This role is part funded by the Interreg NWE funded Mustbe0 project and part funded by other UK funding streams and the Mayor of London’s retrofit accelerator for homes.  


Location: Home or own office based, UK and some EU travel required.  
Terms: Attractive. Flexible. 2 to 4 days/week (may vary depending on funding streams). Contracted.  
£300/day as contractor. 12 months contract available initially.

How to apply

Please send a CV and cover letter to