Association for Public Service Excellence
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • apse Blog
Who we are
What we do

APSE Energy - Research and Project Officer

Research and Project Officer (Based in Manchester)

Starting salary £23,023 per annum

The post is graded SC5 to SO2, (SCP 12-28) £23,023 to £32,798


Are you interested in the energy and climate change agenda? Can you provide an advisory service for local government?

The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) is owned by its members (Local Authorities) and, working on their behalf, maintains and develops a network of local government officers, and councillors from local authorities across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

APSE Energy is seeking to appoint a research and project officer to boost the work of APSE Energy, expand the membership and offer support to help councils move forward with the energy and climate change agenda.

APSE Energy is part of the APSE family and is a local authority energy collaboration supporting those local authorities who are aiming to meet our vision of ‘the municipalisation of energy’ with a greater role for councils across the energy agenda in their local area. Over 120 councils have signed up to the collaboration. All local authorities are approaching climate change as a priority and this post will support councils with that work.

The person appointed will assist in the preparation and dissemination of briefings, research, publications, events programme, newsletters and marketing strategy, with a specific responsibility for monitoring and researching developments in the energy and climate change sectors which are of relevance to local government. They will work closely with the Head of APSE Energy to meet the needs of the membership.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the current challenges in the climate change and energy agendas and preferably of the nature of local government. Training and development will be provided.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated and charismatic champion for APSE Energy. They must be able to absorb information quickly and present it clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

They will be able to network and build long term relationships with a variety of stakeholders, understand their requirements and translate them into the support offered by APSE Energy.

This is an excellent opportunity to build a career with a growing organisation, to gain experience of the local government sector and, specifically, to develop expertise within energy and climate change.

The successful applicant will receive the following benefits:

  • Flexible working hours (Flexi-time); Monday to Friday
  • We operate an occasional Working from Home Policy
  • A starting salary of £23,023 with opportunities to progress through the pay scale to a maximum salary of £32,798
  • 24 days holiday plus all statutory public holidays
  • Can apply to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

APSE is an Investors in People Employer and is fully committed to training and developing staff.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 17th June 2022

Late applications and CVs only will not be considered.

For further information please contact APSE at recruitment@apse.org.uk


Application pack:


Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • apse Blog