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Technical Support Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As a business-facing Technical Support Officer, you will carry out essential work to support the delivery of the West of England Low Carbon Challenge Fund. This role is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills in energy efficiency and carbon reduction by providing analytical assistance to advise businesses on how to decarbonise and set them on the path to net-zero carbon.

The Low Carbon Challenge Fund (LCCF) is a £3.5m grant project, funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and West of England Recovery Fund. LCCF provides grants to small & medium enterprises for energy efficiency, and supports local renewable energy schemes and an innovative housing retrofit pilot project. 

Our Technical Support Officer will assist the Technical Advisors in carrying out free energy/carbon surveys for businesses that apply for Green Business Grant Funding.  This involves collating, analysing and presenting energy and resource data such as utility bills, carrying out calculations to estimate potential carbon savings, and general administrative support for the delivery of our carbon survey offer.

Our aim is for Carbon Surveys to lead to the implementation of projects, supported by Green Business Grants, that will be beneficial to businesses, in terms of cost savings as well as a reduced carbon footprint. Expert advice to businesses on low carbon improvements is provided by a technical team and not part of this role.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to the implementation of the West of England Climate and Ecological Strategy & Action Plan. You will also support the aims of the West of England Recovery Plan by helping businesses become more productive through savings on utility bills and adding value for businesses in the low carbon economy. 

Please see the Technical Support Officer job description for full details. Appointment to this role is on a fixed term basis for 9 months . If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Matt Landick on 07436 600624 or

Package Description

The West of England Combined Authority is seeking to appoint a Technical Support Officer, to join the Low Carbon Business Support team.

This is an exciting time to join the West of England Combined Authority. In the last year nearly three quarters of a billion pounds of new investment has been secured for the region. New plans are in place to deliver on Mayoral priorities to improve transport, skills and housing for our residents, take decisive action to tackle the climate emergency, and to support communities facing the cost-of-living crisis. There is a relentless focus on delivery to put the West of England on the map for regional, national and global success.

Led by the regional Metro Mayor, the West of England Combined Authority brings together three local councils, the Local Enterprise Partnership and works with communities, other public services, and industry to deliver for the region.

You will be a key player in leading our response to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. We are delivering on the West of England’s Climate and Ecological Strategy and Action Plan and making the West of England the bee and pollinator capital of the U.K. as we push to reach our very ambitious net zero targets by 2030. Come and help shape the future of the West of England, a place so many people are proud to call home.

About the Company

The West Of England Combined Authority is an equal opportunities employer, in line with the Equalities Act 2010, and invite applicants to contact us to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process.

The West Of England Combined Authority is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We ensure all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or citizenship status. We are also  proud to have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Flexible and Hybrid working.

The Combined Authority is adopting a Hybrid working approach, which enables employees to split their week between working in the workplace and working remotely.

Hybrid Working forms just part of the flexible working options that the Combined Authority is offering as the new way of working. Flexible working is an arrangement that enables employees to have a way of working that suits and employee’s and employer’s needs whilst maintain a work-life balance.


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