Working with Ashden offers the chance to be part of the growing movement of people dedicated to supporting practical, sustainable solutions to the big global energy challenges.

Current vacancies

Director of Programmes

An exciting opportunity to join the senior ranks of Ashden, a leading charity dedicated to supporting and promoting sustainable energy solutions worldwide.

This important and exciting new role will work closely with the Founder Director, in a senior management team of three to help realise an ambitious strategy for growth.

Based in central London, Ashden’s close-knit team of 18 are hard-working, energetic and committed to helping create a low-carbon future for everyone from the UK and beyond. The Ashden Awards are internationally recognised as the ‘must-win’ award in the sustainable energy sector and are at the heart of our work.

Unlike other award schemes we work with our winners after they have won and we have created an extensive programme of support to help them grow and spread their influence. As a specialist in the sector for 16 years we have built an extensive bank of knowledge that we make every effort to share to help achieve the ambitious carbon-reduction targets agreed in Paris at COP21.

Central to the Director of Progammes’ role will be managing the strategic direction of Ashden’s existing awards and programmes to ensure they are achieving their objectives in the most impactful ways, as well as overseeing the establishment and development of new and expanding programmes in the UK and in developing and emerging economies

The Director of Programmes will work with the communications team, acting as one of our key spokespeople to help us establish Ashden as a leading authority on sustainable energy and an informed voice for change. This role will also liaise closely with the fundraising team to help ensure the future fundability of Ashden’s Awards and programmes. 

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with an in-depth understanding of the sector and the need to increase uptake of sustainable energy for social, economic and environmental benefits. Good management and team leadership skills are key to ensuring that the Programmes team achieve their goals.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 20 October. We expect to have telephone interviews on 24 October, and invite short-listed candidates for interviews on 2 November with second interviews on 7 November.

See the full job description and find out how to apply here, as well as further information about Ashden.


International Programme Officer

We’re looking for a lively, curious person who is as happy analysing data as chatting on the phone to our international winners to find out how they are doing, to join our small but growing team in central London.

The Programme Officer will work with existing members of the International team (International Programme Manager and Senior Programme Officer) to help us find and reward the best and brightest sustainable energy champions in the developing world and emerging economies. After they’ve won you’d use our monitoring system to find out how they are doing and keep the rest of the team updated with their progress.

We need someone who is a whizz with numbers to crunch the data that comes out of the monitoring and happy to undertake research to support the international team but equally at home calling winners around the world or networking at an event in London.

If you’ve got a proven interest in sustainable energy and/or international development, have a couple of years' experience in an office, and would like to be part of the world’s leading sustainable energy charity, please send your CV and a covering letter telling us why you’d like to join the team to

Deadline: 7 November, Interview date: 16 November

See the full job description here.