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Jobs and internships

We are currently recruiting for 3 new roles delivering Big Solar Co-op in Birmingham, Stroud and Shropshire & Telford. Working together with our local community partners in each area we are looking for Big Solar Co-op Local Coordinators to join our team. Each role is part-time at £24k (pro rata) and on a fixed term contract basis for 1 year.

These roles are focused on finding new solar sites, working with local volunteers and site owners to design solar schemes, and then getting them built through Big Solar Co-op’s 100% co-operatively-owned structure. For more details and to apply see:

Big Solar Co-op local coordinator (Stroud)
Big Solar Co-op local coordinator (Shropshire & Telford)
Big Solar Co-op local coordinator (Birmingham)

If you would like further general information about the roles or application process please contact Noel Lambert at info@bigsolar.coop

Project partners

Transition Stroud

Transition Stroud is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee that promotes and enables community based sustainability initiatives (https://transitionstroud.org).  Its vision is to help achieve a carbon neutral and resilience district by 2030.  TS convenes a district-wide Forum for representatives of local climate action groups, and seeks to develop collaborative projects emerging from Forum discussions (https://canforum.transitionstroud.org).  The collaboration with the BSC is one such project.

Shropshire and Telford Community Energy (STCE)

Shropshire and Telford Community Energy (STCE) (https://stcenergy.org.uk) has established itself as a Community Benefit Society to develop and own community energy projects in Shropshire and Telford. Its first major ambition is to take community ownership of the 10MW Twemlows solar farm, near Whitchurch. It was built in 2015 using private finance but is now looking for a new home in the community sector.

Community Energy Birmingham (CEB)

Community Energy Birmingham aims to reduce carbon emissions from energy in Birmingham, through community energy projects.  We are a community benefit society, democratically controlled by our members. We own more than 200 kW of solar electricity projects throughout the greater Birmingham area, which have been funded by community share issues. By partnering with the Big Solar Co-op, CEB can develop larger solar projects and bring benefits to the city by helping to make local businesses more sustainable.