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Partnership Funding Manager – International

Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Perth or Glasgow, however any UK or Ireland SSE office location will be considered.

Salary: £47,600 - £71,600 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract | Full Time | Flexible First options available

What is the Role

Are you ready to help shape the future of international energy markets? As Partnership Funding Manager - International, you'll be at the forefront of SSE's exciting global expansion. You'll coordinate, guide and manage public funding with a focus on Renewables activities in the Netherlands, Japan, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, and Poland. You'll also have the chance to contribute to bid activities in the UK and Ireland, engaging with all SSE business areas, including Networks, Renewables and Thermal.

This 12 month fixed-term role is perfect for someone seeking internal secondment or external fixed term contract, especially those with public sector experience looking for a development opportunity.

- Collaborate globally: You'll work hand-in-hand with SSE's international teams to uncover key business drivers and innovation priorities in each of the target markets.

- Map the funding landscape: Develop a detailed understanding of the funding opportunities in each of the target markets and create a comprehensive 'funding catalogue' of potential funders, opportunities and insights.

- Engage externally: Build strong relationships with key funders in each target market, working closely with public affairs and policy colleagues to enhance SSE's profile in these new markets.

- Assess opportunities: Manage an opportunity assessment process, helping the business identify and progress relevant funding opportunities into successful bid production.

- Lead bid production: Coordinate the production of detailed funding bids, collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams across business development, finance, engineering, procurement, project planning, regulation and other specialities.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Funding expertise: Experience with public sector funding programs for research and development (R&D), innovation, or pilot projects, either as a funder or applicant.

- Energy sector knowledge: Knowledge of the energy sector policy drivers and a sound understanding of public sector institutions and funding sources.

- Proven leadership: Experience leading the production of high-quality proposals or reports with multi-disciplinary teams and project partners under tight deadlines.

- Strong communication skills: Excellent interpersonal and coordination abilities.

About our Business

SSE's business strategy places addressing the challenge of climate change at the very core of what we do - that's why we have deliberately decided to link long-term business goals to the UN's global goals for sustainable development. Our Sustainability teams work across the group and externally with investors, competitors, governments, partners, suppliers and communities providing advice, support and challenge in order to help SSE's businesses success and contribute to this strategy.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Louise on / 01738 351671.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.