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Practical Action
CV21, Rugby
£27,366 - £33,198 per year
We are an international development group, putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.
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CV21, Rugby
£27,366 - £33,198 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About the role

Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of the Practical Action Group. The Practical Action Group has consulting offices in the UK, Senegal, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Kenya and Peru.

The Energy Team within PAC are ambitious to foster growing energy access provision; and to influence energy access practice, planning and policy development for the benefit of poor, vulnerable and marginalised populations. We promote renewable energy and develop sustainable solutions that meet the energy needs of poor people in their homes, businesses and in their communities. In particular, we develop work on energy access in humanitarian settings and using energy for productive uses.

To deliver this we need high performing consultants who are passionate about winning, managing and delivering high quality and high impact work in the energy and development sectors.

You will be an early stage/career level advisor, with some experience of managing or supporting project management processes and business development. You will bring enthusiasm and energy to develop your consultancy sector and technical energy knowledge and skills through hands-on work developing bids/proposals and delivering projects.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

Our new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby near to the train station.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

Flexible working/hours – full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.

It is our practice normally that we operate an agile flexible working policy, where flexible working hours are enabled as well as remote working (between 2-3 days per week depending on the  role).

26 days holiday in addition to public holidays.

A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment – (rules apply) employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.

Life assurance (3 x annual salary).

Bike to Work scheme.

About us

We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

Practical Action believe that having a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture based on respect will enable us to be an effective organisation. We seek to create an inclusive workplace in which people are accepted as individuals, regardless of their differences and where they feel their contribution is valued.  We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications:  31st October 2021

Interview Process:

First round of interviews to be conducted w/c 8th November.

Second round of interviews to be conducted w/c 15th November.

Assessment task TBC.

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Practical Action

Practical Action is an international development organisation that puts ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. Read more

Refreshed on: 26 October 2021
Closing date: 31 October 2021
Tags: Intl Development,Business Development

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