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Business Manager

  • Full time
  • £38,078 – £41,342
  • Edinburgh or Inverness (hybrid of home and office working)
  • Closing 12th June 2023

  • Advertised from 12th May 2023
  • 35 hours per week
  • 8% employer pension contribution


Changeworks has been leading the way in delivering low-carbon living and tackling fuel poverty for over 35 years, and we need a Business Manager to support and enable the expansion of our Community Engagement and Energy Advice Services. If you are someone who enjoys working in a contract performance environment and with numbers as well as people, and have strong performance management and analytical skills, then this could be your ideal role.

Changeworks is expanding its existing services and developing a wider service portfolio, all aimed at helping people reduce their energy usage. To support this increase in volume and complexity, we need a new member of the team and that’s where you come in. You will work alongside operational managers, our finance team and business development colleagues to proactively drive quality and compliance in our service delivery. Leading on the collection and use of data, you will develop valuable information, sharing insights with colleagues to support contractual delivery and continuous improvement.

The combination of your reporting skills, data insights and in-depth understanding of funders’ requirements will be a foundation stone to bid development and the shaping of contracts and their performance targets.

You’ll be confident in leading by example and motivating your colleagues to continuously improve and evidence impact. This role will involve using your strong communication skills to ensure insights and key information lands well and is fully utilised. You’ll be well versed in building strong and effective relationships with teams and partners to ensure the successful definition and delivery of services and contracts.

This role is permanent and reports directly to the Head of Community Engagement and Energy Advice Services, within the Operations Directorate.


Changeworks is a great place to work. We hold Investors in People Platinum accreditation (something only a few organisations in Scotland have), and we were nominated for employer of the year by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce this year. Our staff overwhelmingly would recommend us as an employer too.

The Climate Emergency has resulted in ambitious national targets to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment and reduce rates of fuel poverty. This has driven a significant increase in the number of pilot and large-scale interventions delivered by Changeworks and external organisations in this area. These include area-based domestic energy efficiency retrofit and decarbonisation projects and programmes.

We are a growing organisation, and this role is crucial to the delivery of our ambitious objectives. We want to decarbonise homes in Scotland on a massive scale, and that needs talented individuals like you to help us deliver on our objectives. You’ll receive full training plus coaching and mentoring.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits including flexible working, bike to work scheme, an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

At Changeworks, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone.

Application notes

To apply: please visit our website to complete an online application – Working at Changeworks | Changeworks

Closing date for applications: 11am, Monday 12 June 2023

1st Interviews: Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 June 2023 via Microsoft Teams

For further information about this post please contact Laura Webb via email

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