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Programme Manager - Low Carbon Vehicles and Fuels

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LowCVP - LowCVP Member

Posted: 29 days ago
Location: Central London
Salary: £40k - £50k
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: Full-time
Ref: LowCVP-PM17

Find out more about this vacancy

Contact Name: Catherine Dove
Telephone: 020 7304 6880


Key Skills:

The successful candidate has a broad knowledge of low carbon and low emission vehicles and fuel issues with specific expertise in two or more of the following: 

  • Vehicle or fuel engineering, testing and development.
  • Low carbon cars, vans, trucks and / or buses markets
  • Vehicle air pollution emissions control and regulations
  • National and local policy pertaining to low carbon vehicles and fuels plus air quality
  • Business or market development role for a technology developer in automotive/energy sectors

 Appropriate skills and experience are likely to have been acquired through at least 5 years prior relevant work experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong capacity to think strategically and apply their knowledge in a policy context. Other key skills sought are:

 A Bachelor’s degree in  an appropriate subject (examples include engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, economics etc)

  • Excellent project management.
  • The capacity to work independently and manage and organise competing priorities within their workload
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively negotiate, facilitate and motivate stakeholders with different needs and objectives
  • Good writing and presentational skills
  • Excellent numerical analysis skills and aptitude for problem solving.
  • Strong computer literacy – especially in MS Excel and Word
  • Environmental awareness



The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is recruiting a programme manager. The role works closely with members to develop and deliver research, policy proposals and practical initiatives to accelerate the market for lower carbon vehicles and fuels and create opportunities for UK companies. The position is based in Westminster, but LowCVP encourage a flexible approach to home working and some travel across UK is expected in working directly with members. The post is available within the salary range of £40 - £50k depending on experience plus benefits.

 The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP)

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is a multi-stakeholder organisation with approaching 200 members, working to accelerate a sustainable shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels in the UK and thereby stimulate opportunities for UK businesses. The members include many leading vehicle manufacturers, fuel suppliers, major fleet operators, environmental and consumer groups, academics and government departments. LowCVP:

  • Works with Government and other policy makers to enable the development and deployment of more effective market transformation policies and programmes
  • Engages industry, stimulating and leading voluntary industry-wide initiatives
  • Ensures consumers and operators are informed about the opportunities and benefits of lower carbon options promoting their uptake
  • Helps UK business to benefit from the new market opportunities
  • Enhances stakeholder knowledge and understanding to build a consensus for sustainable change and encouraging active engagement.

LowCVP’s activities are managed by a Secretariat based in Central London (Westminster). The Secretariat develops, manages and delivers the work programme. Activities are focused across all areas of road transport vehicles and energy options:

Much of LowCVP’s work in project based working in collaboration with our wide membership base. The work programme is developed by the Secretariat in consultation with the working groups and government officials and is focused on delivering activities in each programme area (Passenger Cars, Fuels, Innovation, Commercial Vehicles and Buses).

The role

The post is to work within the LowCVP Secretariat to support the delivery of the Partnership’s work programme. Specific projects and activities will be agreed depending on the areas of expertise and experience of the successful candidate.

Terms and Conditions

The successful candidate will report to the LowCVP Managing Director but will be expected to work independently and have a large degree of autonomy with high level supervision only.

Candidates will be expected to undertake and manage their own work, keeping colleagues informed of areas of mutual interest to ensure that activities are integrated with related work streams.  

The position is being offered as a full time position with a 6 month-initial review period. It is available on a salary of £40-50k with benefits of: 

  • 10% employers pension contribution – employee contribution discretionary
  • Private Medical Insurance for employee
  • Life Assurance
  • 26 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays.

The post is based in the LowCVP Central London office in Westminster. Some flexibility inworking arrangements will be considered for the right candidate including: job-share and remote working for part of the week.


Applicants should respond to the LowCVP Secretariat (secretariat@lowcvp.org.uk) with a CV and covering letter detailing relevant experience. This letter should also contain details of preferred working arrangements and salary sought. Applications should confirm their notice period. LowCVP will not consider approaches from Agencies.

If prospective candidates have any specific questions they may contact Andy Eastlake on 0207 304 6851.

Applications should be sent by 17:00 on the Friday, 28 July by email to secretariat@lowcvp.org.uk.

Short-listed candidates will be informed by the Friday, 4th August and interviews will be held in early September. Short-listed candidates will be asked to prepare 750 words on an aspect of developing the market for lower carbon vehicles and fuels, which they will be asked to present for 5 minutes during the interview.



A member view...

LowCVP sits at the nexus of industry, policy and civil society, providing a valuable forum for objective research, debate and action amongst disparate stakeholders.
Adam Chase, Director, E4Tech