Communications Director Job Advert

Totnes Renewable Energy Society (TRESOC) is a local sustainable community energy company. We have a portfolio of renewable energy projects stretching from Plymouth to Exeter, our most recent project being Totnes Weir. In 2015, TRESOC was awarded RegenSW’s ‘South West Green Energy Award for the Best Community Initiative’ for the Shine Project. Working with South Devon Rural Housing Association (SDRHA), Tresoc installed solar pv on 42 properties, which means cheaper fuel bills for residents.

We are currently developing 300 kW of new solar projects, a 100kW hydro electric power plant at Staverton Leat and a 70kW Anaerobic Digester at Old Parsonage Farm Dartington. This year we have received two RCEF grants for £19k & £18K to progress the Hydro and AD projects and are working in close partnership with the Dartington Estate.

Early this year Tresoc launched its Renewable Energy Experiential Learning (REEL) education programme for primary schools, which has also been nominated for a Regen award. Our aim is to gradually offer the REEL programme to all local primary schools, as and when we raise funds.

We are looking to grow our team and have an opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic part time communications director. The role is flexible and can be generally done remotely, with the exception of monthly board meetings (these are usually held between 7-9 on a Tuesday night) and occasional team meetings. The role is currently approx. 10 hours per month for a salary of £200. However, we are an expanding company and the role will grow over time.

Job description – Facilitate the promotion of community share-offers. Working with a team of committed professional on a part time basis. We are able to offer a modest hourly rate.
Duties include – Members newsletters, PR and branding.
Promote the work of Tresoc through press and social media (manage website content, facebook, twitter). Maintain & improve communications with members and supporters and produce member’s and friends’ communications – monthly newsletter (MailChimp). Grow local and national database of PR contacts. Develop Tresoc brand, create guidelines ‘what we do & who we are’ & ‘how we talk about it’. Assist with marketing around share-offers. Organise and address AGM.

To apply please send a CV to Closing Date 12th October.