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About the organisation

Repowering London

Repowering London is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in facilitating the co-production of community-owned renewable energy projects. Repowering projects are funded through community shares and bonds, which in turn help create Community Benefit Funds. We work closely with professional installers, and local community groups. The design, execution and maintenance of each solar project includes internship opportunities for young people in finance, IT, technology, legal and marketing activities.

Repowering create resilient, empowered communities across London with greater control and ownership of their energy generation and usage.

We need help to keep our organisation functioning day-to-day, so we can continue growing community energy in London. You’ll learn how organisations function – a great grounding for an MBA or creating your own start-up. You’ll juggle a wide range of tasks across teams and projects giving you great exposure to an emerging sector.

Role Aim: 

To juggle a multitude of finance and administrative tasks for the organisation and individual projects – keeping the machine oiled to continue growing our positive solution to climate change and impact on our communities.

Duties: 

• Assisting in the delivery of Repowering’s Community Owned solar projects.

• Providing support and help with community engagement activities such as preparing for meetings, workshops and events, and taking notes.

• Assist in the delivery of Repowering’s community-based internship programmes.

• Assisting with the collection and analysis of data for the monitoring and evaluation of projects

• Supporting the promotion and marketing of community share offers

• Assisting with communications such as producing and distributing briefs, flyers, blog posts, newsletters and content for social media.

• Providing administrative support for Repowering business development and operations

• Additional adhoc duties as required. We operate a small team and all members are expected to be flexible in their focus and assist others when needed

Skills needed: 

• Be a self-starter and able to work with little supervision

• Good written and spoken communication

• Good interpersonal skills and be comfortable picking up the phone or meeting a diverse cross sector of people

• Have an understanding of and personal connection with the concerns and approach of voluntary community groups

• Good understanding of renewable energy technologies, Feed-in Tariff, Co-operatives and Community Share offers

• A personal commitment to environmental sustainability and strengthening communities

Training: 

Induction to Repowering and our work

Location: 
Brixton
Time commitment: 
At least one day per week
Opening times: 
Flexible - we ask for students to volunteer for 2 days per week for 3 months or 3 days per week for 2 months minimum

Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here