Work with us - Community Engagement and Feasibility Project Manager

This is a rare opportunity to take a lead role in developing a visionary example of how a rural village can take charge of its own destiny and provide affordable and sustainable housing for those with a local connection to the village.  

The post-holder will lead the design and implementation of a requirements survey to identify the real local need for affordable and sustainable housing. Using the survey results, they will then work with other team members to develop site layout and suitable renewable technology options together with detailed implementation plans, costings and financing options to show how this can be delivered through a Community Land Trust with support and involvement of the community as a whole and other relevant bodies.

The post-holder will also work closely with LCH to enable the solution to be scaled and packaged for re-use on other similar developments elsewhere in the county and beyond.

This role will be suited to an energy efficiency and renewable energy professional with strong communication and project definition and planning skills and the relevant technical knowledge and experience to be able to develop new community-led business models around sustainable local housing.

0.6 FTE lead role (average of 3 days/week). There is the potential for the 3 days per week to be split across two individuals.

6-month fixed term initially with potential to extend on a rolling basis.

Principal location of work: Employed by the Low Carbon Hub (LCH) but home-based in North Oxfordshire. Regular visits to Hook Norton area and LCH at 9 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HH. 

Salary: £30,000 p.a. pro rata plus 3% employer’s pension contribution. Travel expenses are payable in line with LCH policies.

Closing date: Thursday 23 November

Interview date: Thursday 30 November

How to apply
If you’d like to join our team, the application form for this job is available for download below. To apply, please return your completed application form (also below) by email, along with a copy of your CV, to

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Social Impact Report 2017 out now

At the Low Carbon Hub, we’re really excited to be sharing our first ever Social Impact Report – an illustration of the progress we have made up to the end of the financial year 2016/17. 

We mark our progress against four sets of indicators – planet, people, prosperity and perception and we think we’ve come a long way in five years. 

Have a look at the full report here

For our planet, we have doubled our installed capacity of renewable electricity year-on-year since 2012. Our installations now generate enough to power over 850 homes. 

Community energy is about people wanting change. Many people have been a part of Low Carbon Hub’s journey in its first five years: investor members, community shareholders, schools, businesses and project partners. 

Our projects can also create collective wealth. Our investors get a return on their investments, our host organisations get discounted electricity, and Low Carbon Hub receive a sustainable income stream to support and deliver community benefit. 

We also aim to be a transparent and trusted partner. We ran our first stakeholder survey in 2017 and are committed to asking for more feedback in the future. 

Low Carbon Hub Social Impact Report 2017
Low Carbon Hub Social Impact Report 2017
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