Job vacancy: Office Administrator/PA to Managing Director [closed]

February 2021

This role is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, motivated, resourceful individual to take on an exciting and challenging role - helping to scale up an innovative, disruptive, leading-edge community-led social enterprise that makes low-carbon life a positive reality at low cost.

For five years a small team of committed environmentalists have successfully built up The C.H.E.E.S.E. Project CIC (Cold Homes Energy Efficiency Survey Experts) in Bristol and Bath, winning four awards, including the building industry's most prestigious award: The Big Innovation Pitch at Futurebuild last March. We have developed a unique low-cost thermal imaging system for the interiors of homes that allows targeted 'first retrofit' to reduce energy loss by around a third - using DIY methods and a few hundred pounds. We have just been awarded a substantial grant to allow us to develop our Energy Tracing® business and replicate it by franchising UK wide, by starting a new company.

This key position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to make a major contribution to tackling the climate emergency, while also assisting those in fuel poverty. The post involves a degree of management, under supervision, and requires experience/expertise in business development, client management, HR and finance: including budgets, payroll, VAT, NIC and pension contributions. Prospective candidates should be able to handle multi-tasking in a pressured environment.

Reporting to Mike Andrews and also (later) the manager of the new company.

Key Responsibilities

Your key responsibilities will be to:

Necessary skills

The skills necessary for the position are:

Desirable skills

The skills desirable for the position are:

The C.H.E.E.S.E. Project is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role then please complete our application form (PDF to print or DOCX to fill in) and send it to Mike Andrews, Managing Director, via email at ( The closing date for applications is Wednesday 12th March 2021. Interviews will be the following week.

PLEASE NOTE: please do not send in CVs and we will not accept applications from agencies.