Business Advisor (Grants)



Closing: 11/11/2022

Background information:

PECT is an independent charity that is helping to protect and enhance the environment. Our vision is for sustainable places where the natural environment is healthy, communities are involved in their area, health and well-being is improved for all and resource use is responsible and does not compromise the needs of others, now and into the future.

Our work falls into four main areas, each of which aims to make a difference to peoples’ lives and is aligned to one or more of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

For a quarter of a century PECT has been developing and delivering best practice in how
to create sustainable places; places that use a fair and sustainable share of the planet’s
resources. We have a strong track-record of running a wide range of projects and activities,
working with businesses, schools, and the community.

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic candidate to join our South East New Energy Programme delivery team. The ideal candidate being an enthusiastic and experienced business support advisor, eager to assist businesses to make grant applications for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to further their career in the environmental business support sector.

Purpose of role:

The South East New Energy programme aims to build a stronger Local Energy and Low Carbon Economy in the South East of England. It will achieve this by providing support to a range of individuals and organisations, and by understanding and addressing the barriers to the decarbonisation of communities, buildings, transport, and lives. The programme is led by the University of East London and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The programme launched in late 2020 and is due to close in mid-2023.

The role will involve engaging and supporting SMEs to submit successful applications to the South East New Energy Grant Scheme. The successful candidate will work closely with individual SMEs to help them navigate the application process, allocate technical support (where required) and enable them to complete their grant application submissions. The role will also involve supporting grant beneficiaries to submit their grant claim upon completion of their project.

Applications will be reviewed and scored upon submission and successful candidates invited for an Interview on a rolling basis until the post is filled.

For full job description, person specification and details of how to apply please visit

This is a fixed term post until September 2023