Organisation:             Heat Trust
Salary:                          Competitive
Location:                     London, Westminster
Hours:                          Full-time
Contract:                     Permanent

Closing date:               Applications assessed on a rolling basis
Contact name:            Bindi Patel
Contact email:            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact telephone:    020 3031 8740

Are you searching for an opportunity where you’re able to support the transformation to net-zero, ensuring this transformation is just and works for all customers?

We are looking for a Director to lead the organisation in its mission to protect heat network customers and support the heat network industry with the transition to regulation, and its role in heat decarbonisation.

Heat Trust is an independent, non-profit consumer champion for the heat network sector. Launched in 2015, Heat Trust has grown to cover 10% of the market. The work we are leading on has been recognised by BEIS, Scottish Government and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

This is an outstanding opportunity to shape an entire sector!

As Director of Heat Trust you will be responsible for three key functions:

Strategy, business development and operations

Designing and executing the strategy and business plan as approved by the Board. Setting and handling the budget including targets, financial reporting and preparing and presenting board papers at quarterly meetings will be pivotal in your role.  Maintaining relationships and service contracts with third parties will play a meaningful role in your day to day activity, which will involve engaging with independent auditors, Energy Ombudsman and Energylinx.  You will lead a small team that is expected to grow in the next 12 months.

Policy, stakeholder engagement and communications

This will involve leading Heat Trust’s engagement and involvement in wider policy and regulatory discussion, representing the organisation at external events and industry working groups and leading all internal and external communication (including press releases and media engagement).

Compliance and scheme development

An important part of your role will be to oversee all aspects of the delivery of compliance and auditing functions, as well as the development and maintenance of analytical tools, databases and reports to support the organisations monitoring and compliance activities in order to assess the performance of heat networks against the standards Heat Trust sets.

What you need to tackle this fantastic opportunity

  • Experience of leading and implementing change in an organisation and/or market. It would be preferable if the candidate had previous experience in a core market relevant to Heat Trust's activity (for example: energy supply, regulation, consumer protection).
  • Experience in development and execution of strategy and communications.
  • Consistent track record in business development or project management with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ideally you will have a sound understanding of one or more of the following: regulated energy markets and consumer policy/practice, consumer protection, district heating.
  • Financial management preferably with experience in profit and loss.
  • Experience of developing and maintaining effective stakeholder relations.
  • Excellent public speaking and ability to deliver high-quality presentations.
  • Appropriate degree level qualification and/or appropriate professional qualifications/membership and/or significant demonstrable and relevant experience.

So, you like what you see? Here’s what is in it for you and what will happen next:

This advert serves as an overview of the Director role. For a more detailed role profile, please visit our website here.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer 25 days annual leave, an interest free season ticket loan, an interest free bicycle loan and will match pension contributions up to 8%.

If working with us sounds like something you would be interested in, please apply by sending a CV and covering letter setting out how your approach and experience makes you the right person to fill this post. Please limit your covering letter to no more than two sides.

Due to resource limits, we will only be able to respond to applicants that are called for interview. The interview process will include a telephone interview and face-to-face interview.  Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

Please note that you must have the existing right to work in UK.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Bindi Patel.