Passivhaus Affiliate

We are hiring! Education Associate

Do you know your NOSs from your NVQs and your CPDs from your PhDs? We are looking for a person experienced in education, with expertise in zero carbon buildings, to help develop our education strategy. The work includes identification of key target audiences & knowledge levels, mapping of existing training activities, analysis of gaps in provision, and preparation of a strategy to fill those gaps. There is potential for the contract to develop into a longer-term implementation role.


Who we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic leader with an interest in and understanding of Passivhaus and education/ training. You will have:

  • minimum qualifications of a relevant degree
  • at least 5 years’ relevant work experience
  • knowledge of/ expertise in Passivhaus & zero carbon buildings
  • knowledge of/ expertise in education & training within the built environment sector
  • experience of strategy development, especially in relation to education & training
  • good technical knowledge and excellent writing skills
  • strong communication and presentation skills 


The work includes


  • Identification of key target audiences, and examination of knowledge levels required for each
  • Mapping of existing education and training provision, for both Passivhaus specifically and net zero buildings more generally
  • Analysis of the gaps in current Passivhaus education & training provision, plus Identification of potential partners/ funding/ delivery mechanisms for filling those gaps
  • Consideration of the priorities for action and preparation of a strategy & workplan for Passivhaus education & training development, presented  to the PHT Board
  • Engagement with a small working group of interested parties & PHT members


  • Developing an endorsement/ QA review process for Passivhaus training run by others
  • Collaborating with universities and other training organisations, to explore the adoption of Passivhaus training in their courses
  • Engaging with a small working group of interested parties, plus industry bodies such as RIBA & others to increase the coverage and quality of Passivhaus training
  • Liaising with funding bodies to identify potential funding sources for the creation and ongoing provision of Passivhaus related training
  • Making presentations and writing articles/ news items about the PHT education strategy


Organising PHT training activities (live or online) e.g. masterclasses, client procurement tutorials, student training/ competitions etc. Plus assisting with PHT events & campaigns, and representing PHT at public events & meetings.

Download full job specification


How to apply

To apply, please email a CV and short letter/ proposal outlining how you would propose to undertake the strategy development work, along with details of your knowledge/ expertise as appropriate to by 12th April 2021. If required, interviews will take place on Thursday 15th / Friday 16th April, with the intention of work starting shortly thereafter.



Contract Details

The contract will be a short-term employment contract, with the potential for further extension to include delivery of education activities. It could be part-time, secondment, job share or other arrangement, depending on the final candidates. We would also be willing to consider a short-term, fixed-price contract for some or all the work, with rates to be negotiated accordingly. 


Further Information

2021 PHT Education Associate Job specification

The job is remote working for the foreseeable future, with weekly team meetings via zoom. Training & support will be provided via various team members for the first month, which will then be reviewed. The role is beginning in January 2021. Depending on experience, salary will be approx. £20,000 - £25,000 FTE. For the right candidate, the role can be negotiated to either a full time or part-time role (between 2/5 days per week), pro rata according to days worked.


The role will be predominantly based with the Passivhaus Trust, however there is the opportunity to also work with the London Energy Transformative Initiative (LETI), a network of built environment professionals working towards a zero-carbon built environment, for 1.5 days per week under the same contract. You will have one main point of contact within LETI and provide support with:

·       Internal communications within the LETI taskforce and working groups

·       External communications with the LETI mailing list

·       Organising LETI events and coordinating LETI speakers’ external events.

·       Updating the LETI website

·       Maintaining the LETI contact database

·       Supporting social media platforms such as twitter and LinkedIn

·       Overseeing the LETI admin email account and directing enquiries

28th March 2021

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