Our highlights for 2018

This time of year is a great opportunity to reflect and so we've picked out a few highlights of what we got up to this past year, all possible thanks to the help and support of our investor and community members and partners.

  • We launched an exciting new opportunity to support community energy through the Community Energy Fund. Plus, it raised almost £800,000! Keep an eye out for the announcement of the 2019 target too, coming up in January.
  • Record levels of green energy were produced by our solar panels this summer, covered in the Oxford Mail.
  • Our second Social Impact Report was published - it showed the huge growth in our potential to generate clean electricity every year since 2011
  • OxFutures II: The Next Generation was held – a conference that reflected on the successes to date of Oxfordshire’s low carbon economy and asked were we go from here
  • We brought the LESS CO2 schools programme to Oxfordshire – a year-long series of workshops and peer support to reduce energy demand in schools
  • The People’s Power Station had an upgrade to also include energy efficiency projects taking place in the county, our 'powering down' activity
  • OxFutures, our European Regional Development Fund programme, had over 50 small organisations register for a free energy audits and have approved just under £250,000 in grant funding for energy efficiency measures and to support innovation projects
  • We joined forces with an expert consortium of partners in a project called The Next Generation, a fund to develop new decentralised, decarbonised, and democratised energy business models.
  • ONCORE Members were welcomed into the Low Carbon Hub family as we took on the solar PV arrays at St. Barnabas School and Cherwell School

We can't wait for what 2019 has to offer!

Come and work for us - Community Engagement Manager

We are looking for a Community Engagement Manager to join our team of committed individuals who are working to prove that we can meet our energy needs in a way that's good for people and good for the planet.

The Low Carbon Hub works by mobilising communities, building capacity and enabling everyone to take part in creating the shift to a sustainable energy future. As Community Engagement Manager you will have a key role to play in engaging low carbon communities across Oxfordshire in the design and delivery of community-energy products and services that enable local people to reduce their carbon footprint.

As a new post in our small communications and engagement team, the role has two elements: First, to support our on-going relationship with low carbon groups across the County, in particular our 27 Community Member Groups. Second, to test, design and deliver a number of products and services in a community setting.

Download the full job description and application form below.


In brief:

Full Time (36 hours) three year fixed.

Based Central Oxford

£25,000 plus 3% employers pension contribution

25 days plus bank holidays

Closing date for applications: midnight, Monday 21 January 2019

Provisional interview date: Monday 28 January 2019


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, to info@lowcarbonhub.org

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