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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Come and work for us - ERDF Project Manager

We’re looking for an ERDF Project Manager to join our pioneering social enterprise, working for a massive change in the UK's energy system. 

Here at the Low Carbon Hub we think we need to get much more local and much more renewable, so that the benefits of renewable energy generation strengthen local communities.  We develop community-owned renewable energy in Oxfordshire and re-invest 100% of our own surplus in our mission to create an energy system we can all feel good about. 

Much of our success over the past five years is due to the extraordinary support of individuals and organisations from across Oxfordshire and beyond. Thanks to their support we’ve grown into an award winning multi-million pound enterprise.   

As we take on the role as lead partner in a newly launched ERDF funded programme called OxFutures, we are looking for a Project Manager who will work with our Operations Director to ensure the successful delivery of the Rural Smart Network Demonstrator pilot and the development of new smart energy business models arising from it.

This role will be suited to an entrepreneurial individual with the relevant technical knowledge and experience and with the ability to develop and implement new business models around energy efficiency programmes and smart grids. A degree in electrical engineering is essential.

Full Time (36 hours) two year fixed.

Based Central Oxford

£30,000 plus 3% employers pension contribution

25 days plus bank holidays

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 9 August                 

Provisional interview date: Friday 11 August

How to apply

If you’d like to join our expanding 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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