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Decarbonisation Manager

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
£69,000 per annum + Car Allowance
Closing date
29 Mar 2024

Job Details

9 Month Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover)

The Environmental Sustainability team at Stonewater are now seeking a Decarbonisation Manager – someone to lead the delivery of retrofit programmes and energy improvement works, ensuring Stonewater remain on track to meet long term energy efficiency objectives for homes.

The role will have line management responsibility for four Retrofit Managers and a Sustainability Project Officer who will support the delivery of the retrofit programme. Ensuring the retrofit process is compliant with PAS 2035 and all relevant legislation, you will monitor performance of grant funded programmes, preparing monitoring reports and ensuring compliance with funding agreements. You will also be responsible for preparing project briefs, descriptions of work and specifications to enable the procurement of sustainability projects, and for engaging with Homes colleagues to upskill and ensure retrofit best practice is followed on all projects.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of an Energy/Sustainability role, preferably within the Housing sector (or similar)
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of relevant environmental legislation and regulation.
  • Have experience of leading large scale retrofit programmes in compliance with PAS 2030 and 2035.
  • Have an understanding of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) and the rules and reporting requirements of the scheme.
  • Have experience of delivering grant funded programmes of work, including monitoring and reporting to funding partners.
  • Have experience of managing multiple supply chain stakeholders, including contractors, designers and consultants.
  • Have extensive knowledge of the CDM, Asbestos awareness and all other regulations relevant to the delivery of retrofit works.
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of the opportunities for CO2 reduction and energy efficiency improvements in the residential property.
  • Have knowledge of SAP and RdSAP.
  • Have excellent contract management skills and knowledge of procurement.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, consultants, contractors and customers.
  • Be able to manage a range of activities with autonomy; prioritising workload, agreeing targets and meeting deadlines.

Candidates who hold or are working towards a Level 4 or above Retrofit qualification are desirable, however this is not essential.

Appointment to this role will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check, satisfactory references and possession of a valid Right to Work document.

Discover Stonewater:

Stonewater is a leading housing provider. We manage around 36,000 homes, serving 78,000 customers across our portfolio of affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation, with an ambitious house-building programme.

Our mission is to provide quality homes and services for people whose needs are not met by the open market. Stonewater was one of the first social housing providers in the UK to adopt the Sustainability Reporting Standard (SRS), published by Good Economy. Using the Housing Association’s Charitable Trust (HACT) Value Insight model, we calculated that we made an impact of over £28m during 2022/23. We know that life can be hugely challenging for many of our customers right now, and we are pleased to say that more than 400 customers have been supported into work, education, training and independent living. If you would like to read more please visit: Stonewater's Social Value Report

We’re looking for like-minded people to join our team of over 800 talented colleagues who embody our values of being ethical, ambitious, passionate, agile and commercial, as well as people who want to make a difference and transform people’s lives.

Stonewater supports equality of opportunities and are dedicated to being a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer.

Are you ready to #DiscoverStonewater?

Stonewater reserve the right to bring the closing date forward should enough quality applications be received prior to the current closing date.



Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

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Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom

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