Content Writer vacancy (volunteer) - Low Carbon Homes


It’s been a while since I’ve posted as we’ve had a lot to deal with (like many) recently but are now excited to be able to expand the team working with me at Low Carbon Homes

We are recruiting a (volunteer) Content Writer to join our small dynamic team focussed on reducing the carbon impact of our homes.

Closing date: Friday 18th September

Interviews: Wednesday 23rd September

Reports to: Managing Director

Location: Remote working

Duration of post: Three months (October – December 2020)

Part-time role: Possibly up to 2 or 3 days a week, but with flexibility on pattern and hours of working

Salary: Unpaid; Voluntary

About Low Carbon Homes

Domestic property energy consumption equates to 14% of UK carbon emissions.

Low Carbon Homes exists to reduce this impact and highlight the wider social and economic benefits of retrofitting existing housing. We are a nationwide market-led membership platform for professionals and suppliers to learn, share and showcase best-practice. We aim to unpack the complexities of retrofit-at-scale, reduce confusion and promote action.

Unlike centrally-funded programmes, the agenda for Low Carbon Homes is set collaboratively by regional stakeholders - connecting all involved. Our independent approach results in community-led retrofit action plans that support zero-carbon ambitions, reduce fuel poverty and stimulate local low-carbon economies.

After staging successful in-person and online events, we now have 6 more events planned over the next 6 months:

  • Derbyshire, 06-08 Oct
  • Glasgow, 20-22 Oct
  • Manchester, 03-05 Nov
  • Liverpool, 01-03 Dec
  • Kent, 26-28 Jan (provisional)
  • Oxfordshire, 09-11 Feb

Benefits of the role

This volunteer placement is designed to aid the successful candidate in progressing to paid employment within the low carbon sector. The successful candidate will ideally possess some or all of the following attributes demonstrable in their experience of studying, membership of clubs or extracurricular activities, or previous work experience:

Content Writer responsibilities include:

Researching industry-related topics (combining Low Carbon Homes events, speaker presentations, online sources, interviews and studies)

Writing regular editorial, blog and marketing copy to reflect the issues discussed, considered and agreed at Low Carbon Homes series of retrofit events

Job brief

We are looking for a Content Writer to join our team and enrich our website and social media presence with new blog posts, event summaries and marketing copy.

Content Writer responsibilities include conducting thorough research on industry-related topics, generating ideas for new content types and proofreading articles before publication. If you’re familiar with producing online content (or willing to learn) and have an eye for detail, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, you’ll deliver quality writing pieces that appeal to our audiences, attract customers and boost brand awareness.


Utilise our series of Low Carbon Homes events to research industry-related topics (combining online sources, interviews and studies)

Write clear copy to reflect the content delivered and discussed at our series of regional retrofit events

Prepare well-structured drafts

Proofread and edit blog posts before publication

Submit work to directors for input and approval

Promote content on social media

Identify customers’ needs and gaps in our content and recommend new topics

Ensure all-around consistency (style, fonts, images and tone)

Update website content as needed


Proven copy writing experience

Experience doing research using multiple sources

Excellent writing and editing skills in English

ICT and use of Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook; Microsoft Teams)

Ability to use or learn web content management systems such as WordPress, and other relevant online and social media tools such as LinkedIn and Twitter

Ability to meet deadlines

Next steps

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Graham Lock at or call 07917 847552.

To apply please send a covering email and your CV.

In your covering email please set out:

  • Your contact details
  • Where you heard about this opportunity
  • Why you want to be considered for the role
  • How you meet the essential criteria of experience, knowledge and skills

In your CV please set out the supporting information for your covering letter which includes:

  • Education and qualifications
  • Current employment / role and salary (if applicable)
  • History of relevant employment and non-paid work
  • Two references – which we will contact if you are successful at interview
  • Please send your covering email and CV to on or before Friday 18th September 2020