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The National Energy Foundation (NEF), is a national, independent charity that has been at the forefront of improving the use of energy in buildings since 1988.

We aim to provide people, organisations and government with the knowledge, support and the inspiration that they need to understand and improve the use of energy in buildings.

We have pioneered resource efficiency, and how the better use of energy in buildings can minimise cost without sacrificing comfort, for the benefit of individuals and society.

Organisations trust our independent, comprehensive and cost-effective advice to improve all aspects of the demand, generation and management of energy in new and existing buildings. We have helped to save energy, cut costs, target improvements, reduce carbon emissions, engage stakeholders, build capacity, improve occupant comfort, realise sustainability targets and tackle fuel poverty.



Milton Keynes

With our current Chair due to retire, we now seek to appoint another inspirational individual who can build on our strong foundations and work collaboratively with our Chief Executive to lead the NEF through the next stage in its evolution, enhancing levels of awareness and understanding among our stakeholders and raising our profile with the wider public.

We’re looking for a new Chair who shares our passion for our important work, with the ability to lead a national organisation. You’ll have the gravitas to engage credibly with a wide range of stakeholders. In return you will be guaranteed an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience within a progressive and forward-thinking organisation.

Closing date:                                                           Monday 30 January 2017

Preliminary interviews with Oxford HR:          week commencing 6 February 2017

Visits to NEF:                                                          week commencing 20 February 2017

Final Panel Interviews:                                         week commencing 27 February 2017

If you are interested in this unique role and would welcome the opportunity to have an informal conversation, please contact our advising consultant, Philip Nelson, on 01865 403298 or via email at .


Candidate Pack


Application Instructions

To apply for this post, please download and read the candidate pack, then complete our online application form. Please complete the form in sentence case – there is no need to use block capitals.

You will be asked to submit the following information:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (of no more than 2-3 sides of A4)
  • A detailed statement (of no more than 2-sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in this post and giving evidence of how you meet the Person Specification criteria. (Please look at Help for Candidates for hints on how to write a successful statement).

The documents should be saved in Word in the following format:

Your First Name, Your Last Name, Document Name, and Date (yymm) e.g.:

Applications will not be accepted without a completed application form.

National Energy Foundation

Improving the Use of Energy in Buildings

Established in 1988, we are an independent, national charity at the forefront of improving the use of energy in buildings: understanding energy use; improving new and existing buildings; helping householders save energy and money; providing impartial advice; undertaking research and innovation; tackling fuel poverty.