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We're interested to hear from capable, passionate and motivated people with appropriate qualifications and experience who are interested in supporting us in our mission to improve the use of energy in buildings.

We're a lively, caring and professional team of people with a 'can-do' approach. Through our work, we've gained a reputation for integrity, professionalism and honesty. We're based in Milton Keynes and operate from a bespoke, low-energy building, which includes many renewable energy technologies.

Current Vacancies 

Digital Marketing Officer 

Title: Digital Marketing Officer 
Report to: Director of Operations
Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire 
Contract Term:Permanent, (FT or PT for the right candidate) 
Salary:£22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Closing date: 21/06/2019

About the role

We have a new opportunity for a creative, innovative and experienced Digital Marketing officer who will bring their own ideas and enthusiasm to succeed. The focus of this role will be on the dissemination of activities as well as to raise the profile of a number of projects managed by NEF.


  • Deliver a digital marketing strategy utilising SEO & SMO to drive traffic to the NEF & project websites.
  • Manage and create digital marketing content using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc.
  • Produce and execute digital marketing campaigns.
  • To manage and help deliver the redevelopment of the NEF & project websites (working with an external web designer) and ensure that they are optimised for mobile devices.
  • Potentially to relaunch the NEF newsletter and update the newsletter for YouGen.
  • Monitor performance of NEF & project websites using Google Analytics and offer suggestions for improvement.
  • To work with an external marketing expert to deliver digital marking on Cosy Homes Oxfordshire
  • Manage customer databases and drive accurate data collection.
  • To develop a good working relationship with one or more external copywriters/graphic designers to keep NEF & project websites & newsletters fresh and interesting.

About you

Essential criteria

  • At least one years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Experience of the development, maintenance and update of websites.
  • Have a strong understanding of SEO & SMO.
  • Experience of updating & maintaining databases.
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of digital marketing campaigns.
  • Have strong communication skills; both verbal and written, with excellent attention to detail to ensure that all digital copy is accurate and well laid out.
  • Able to work on your own initiative & able to work in a professional manner.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of managing a web designer for the development of a new or revamped website which is optimised for use of mobile devices.
  • Experience of managing one or more copywriters/graphic designers to keep digital content interesting and visually attractive.
  • Prior knowledge or interest in the reduction of energy use in buildings and/or other environmental issues.

A clear DBS check is required for this post. The National Energy Foundation strives to be an equal opportunities employer. 

Application Process

Please apply including your CV, a supporting letter setting out how you match the essential criteria (and desirable criteria if appropriate) and a note of where you first saw the post advertised by Friday 21st June 2019.  Interviews are planned to take place w/c 24th June.

Either email your application to or post to: HR Manager, National Energy Foundation, Davy Avenue, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes, MK5 8NG.


Our team is complemented by volunteers and interns. Find out what they think of their placements with us.



We also have a number of volunteer placements (please see below). Many people have volunteered with us over the years, and have had a very positive and rewarding time. Volunteering opens up lots of opportunities for acquiring new knowledge, generating ideas and extending professional networks whilst, at the same time, it provides valuable experience in a professional environment.

Volunteer Project Officer (Energy Envoys)
The role involves supporting the promotion and roll-out of our Energy Envoys volunteering opportunity, which is offered to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants to complete the Bronze, Silver or Gold volunteering section of their Award. The Volunteer Project Officer will build relationships with schools and centres, raising awareness of the scheme using social media and blogs, and develop opportunities for professionals in the energy efficiency and built environment sectors to mentor Energy Envoys during their volunteering.
Please apply via email to with your CV, completed volunteer application form and a covering letter outlining your interest in this role and what you could bring to it.

Volunteer Content Writer (YouGen)
The post involves researching and writing content on saving energy and generating energy from renewable sources for the award-winning YouGen website. It also involves administering the site's expert blogger system and contributing to the promotion of the site to both consumers and installers.
Please apply via email to with your CV, completed volunteer application form and a covering letter outlining your interest in this role and what you could bring to it.

Video/Photography Volunteer
The role includes conducting media shoots, editing media and the production of new photographs and videos to bring to life our new citizen engagement website. The post also involves some administration and the better organisation of the photographs we already have and an analysis of who holds the copyright.
Please apply via email to with your CV, completed volunteer application form and a covering letter outlining your interest in this role and what you could bring to it.