Livingston James partner with Bute Energy to appoint critical Director of Community Benefit role

*Please note this opportunity is now closed to further applications. Should you be interested in similar roles and wish to have an exploratory discussion, please contact Sophie Randles at [email protected].


Bute Energy is a developer of large-scale onshore renewable energy projects in the UK, with a development pipeline in excess of 2GW of generating capacity in Wales currently. Recently backed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, who have an exceptional track record of investing in large and complex energy infrastructure projects globally, Bute Energy looks to accelerate the development of their portfolio and bring significant supply chain and economic benefits to Wales and the wider UK in time.


Bute is committed to providing a significant annual community fund to each region in which we develop. This funding will begin once each project enters operation, however Bute is committed to undertaking a bespoke and extensive engagement effort during our development phase to ensure the funding we commit to best meets the specific local needs of our host communities, local authorities and ultimately the overarching objectives of the Welsh Government. We work to ensure the significant investment our developments will bring to Wales create a legacy and are anchored to certain and worthwhile areas of investment from an early stage.


The Director of Community Benefit (DCB) will play a key role in maximising the social and economic impact of Bute’s investment in Wales, working closely with internal and external stakeholders, developing relationships with national, regional and local partners, identifying opportunities for the allocation of community benefit funds, volunteering, sponsorship, and coordinating funding activities and events. The DCB will be a member of Bute’s Leadership Team, ensuring excellent planning, management and oversight of day-to-day community investment planning and implementation. The DCB will develop and own key relationships within Wales and play a lead role in developing and delivering bespoke and strategic funding commitments across Wales and ensuring a best-in-class approach is developed and operationalised across the portfolio of projects. This is an enormously exciting opportunity to join a high growth business and play a key role in its continued success.


We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference through our funding, with a deep understanding of the communities we serve. You will have experience of self-building and leading on the design and implementation of initiatives with an ability to coach, inspire, and empower internal and external stakeholders. Candidates should have 7 – 10+ years’ experience working in-house in a development company, consultancy, government or charitable organisation; ideally with a track record in public relations; community funding initiatives, or partnership working.

Fluent verbal and excellent written communication skills in both English and Welsh are essential.


For further information on this role please see the profile below or contact leading consultant, Sophie Randles at [email protected] for a conversation.


Bute Energy – Director of Community Benefit PP


Bute Energy is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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