Rural Community Energy Fund Programme Manager

Tees Valley is where five distinct boroughs come together to make one exceptional destination in which to invest, live, work and visit.

The Tees Valley Combined Authority has made huge progress since its creation over two years ago, taking on devolved responsibilities from Government for transport, infrastructure, skills, business investment, and developing local collaborations on culture, tourism and housing.

These powers are backed up by substantial funding, a ten-year plan (approved in 2019) outlines how £588million worth of spending will support the creation of 16,785 jobs and an additional £1.48billion to the area’s economic output.

The investment plan, which supports the delivery of the Combined Authority’s Strategic Economic Plan was first launched in 2017 and includes £20million for a major transformational project in each of the five local authority boroughs, and an indigenous Growth Fund of £50million to improve and revitalise towns and communities.

We’re proud of our historical impact across the globe – from celebrated explorers and introducing the first passenger railway to providing the steel that built the modern world.

That legacy lives on today in the area’s rail and engineering industries, our deep-sea port and advanced manufacturing heart. Tees Valley is also a dynamic business location for digital and creative technologies, and a leading destination for process industry and new energy companies.

We love our diverse region, the five boroughs and their unique strengths that make Tees Valley greater than the sum of its parts, where the industrial skyline impressively frames rolling green landscapes and beautiful coastlines. A place of cultural and economic growth.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 0.5FTE Programme Manager to join Tees Valley Combined Authority. This role will manage the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) on behalf of Tees Valley Combined Authority.

Key responsibilities include managing the day to day governance of the RCEF. This includes but is not limited to ensuring compliance with the Tees Valley Combined Authority Assurance Framework, working with Project Officers and partner organisations to appraise grant applications, establish funding agreements and monitor grant awards under the RCEF.

The role will also involve representing the RCEF to external stakeholders for example through communication events.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification, which can be found alongside an application form here.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Sarah Tennison, Innovation & Technology Manager, on 01642 524440, Monday – Wednesday.