What we’ll be asking you to do…

As Sero’s bid writer and coordinator you will be supporting us and our Partners to secure funding that further unlocks delivery of net zero carbon homes. You’ll be involved in the day-to-day completion of ongoing collaborative bids for grant funding projects, as well as commercial tenders, research proposals and framework submissions. Alongside this, you’ll be monitoring upcoming opportunities and liaising with the Sero team for innovations that match. You’ll have the support of Sero’s teams to allow you to draw together technical, operational and digital insights to form clear, compelling written submissions and supporting reviews.

You’ll lead the interpretation of bid requirements and own the production of bid responses, including authoring where required, with support from the wider Sero technical and delivery teams. As part of this, you’ll drive the bid submission timelines and any interim milestones you create, and hopefully also lead the celebrations at bid submission and for the ensuing successful team win!

What we would like from you (please!)

  • Experience of leading previous Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund bid submissions (Demonstrator or Wave 1 submissions) or similar BEIS/UK Gov run funding rounds
  • Previous experience with other UK Government funding retrofit programmes (ECO; Green Homes Grant) or devolved government funding (Innovative Housing Programme; Optimised Retrofit Programme),
  • Experience working with Registered Providers and Technical Construction Specialists to understand key retrofit interventions and technologies (we don’t expect you to be an expert)
  • Working knowledge of PAS2035 approach to retrofit (again, we have experts to support)
  • Project and Stakeholder management experience for collaborative bids to ensure fair and equitable outcomes for all involved,
  • Ability to convey complex technical solutions in clear, compelling plain language (or diagrams) without losing accuracy or focus, either from scratch yourself or using material by others.

We are changing our planet…

Sero was founded to make a connection between homes and energy, and to use technology to make both these easier and smarter together. We do this to save our customers money and to save them time, but we also do it to save our planet. To tackle the Climate Emergency, we provide clever energy services that automatically reduces the carbon footprint of the homes we run. We are striving to become a thought leader in the world of energy technology savings and collaborate with home builders and landlords to help them understand what to do with their buildings to achieve zero carbon.

Learn more about our culture and our people and see how you can make the change to our team and the Sero way. This Fully Charged video will also give you an insight into what we do and  how we do it. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

A snapshot of the Sero everyday…

Diversity: We actively look to reflect the variety of our world and welcome the widest diversity of applicants – it’s only your talent and experience that matters.

Fixed Term Contract: We’re a growing SME and see this role starting as a 12 month fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension or ideally moving to a permanent contract in the future. We’ve got lots of plans up our sleeves for exciting new things!

Working Hours: We’re looking for about 37.5 hours per week for this role – what would generally be called Full Time. How that breaks into days or a working pattern is up to you.

Working Times: Our policy allows working anywhere at any time, ultimate flexibility. We’d like at least some of your working hours to be coordinated with other internal and external team members to ensure we’re being efficient and communicating effectively. We think work should fit your lifestyle, so you can work when you can be most efficient.

Location: We’d like to see you in our Cardiff city center offices often enough for you to be able to do the job effectively, integrate our ethos and work with the team. But otherwise, we’re focused on you doing the work, not where you choose to do it. We’re fully set up for virtual working.

Salary: We’re budgeting up to £35,000 per annum for this role with opportunity to progress. This also depends on what we agree between us your preferred weekly total hours.

Perks: You’re helping save the planet!

Also, 6% pension contribution from us; healthcare with family & dental options; electric vehicle scheme; equity scheme; cycle to work scheme; training & development support of course; office fruit bowl & refreshments!

Could you ‘be the change’?

At Sero everyone is equal. Everyone has a ‘seat at the table’ are free to contribute and join the conversation. This allows for us to develop and foster some of the most incredible ideas which not only enhance our work, but ensures we are continuously striving to improve on everything we deliver. As a team we all roll up our sleeves and pitch in, balancing hard work with having fun while we are at it.

You’ll need to be self-motivated, trustworthy and able to manage your own delivery to hit milestones.

You’ll be flying the flag for us to partners, so being personable and a good communicator will be important.

We pride ourselves on our forward-thinking approach to energy within homes, with a goal of saving money and saving time. This approach is reflected in our culture; we foster a relaxed, friendly, and professional environment. With common goals and endless enthusiasm, the Sero Team are striving to make changes to save our planet, together.

Interested? Ready to make a change?

Are you ready to ‘be the change?’ If you think we’re a match, please get in touch.
We’d like a C.V., please send it along with a covering note too that tells us why you’d be a perfect fit for Sero. Your note can be a letter, email or video snippet, go crazy, use your imagination, give us a little bit of your character…