BWCE are delighted to announce that we have two new members of staff joining our team. Alex Jones is joining as Administrator and Julia O’Connor is our new Marketing and Communications Officer.

We were overwhelmed with applications for the two posts and we would like to thank a significant number of members and supporters who put themselves forward with excellent applications. We were disappointed that we were unable to reply to everyone in person.

Alex Jones has over a decade of administration and operations experience, including delivering courses relating to the conflict and peace process in Colombia. She is Non-Executive Director of a Housing Association and a charity trustee. Alex will provide admin support and systems development to strengthen our growth as an organisation.

Alex says:
BWCE’s emphasis on community benefit really appealed to me, and I think this is particularly important within the context of the climate crisis and the impact of the pandemic. BWCE is small but dynamic and I am looking forward to seeing how I can best use my previous experience, especially from the housing sector around issues such as community engagement, zero carbon targets and fuel poverty.. Starting a role during a pandemic has been a little unusual but the spring sunshine leaves me optimistic about meeting the team in person in the not-too-distant future!

Julia O’Connor has extensive experience in marketing and communications in both not-for-profit and commercial organisations, including national charities and leisure centres. She is passionate about writing and is currently restoring a Grade 2 listed building back into a family home. Julia will be supporting recruitment of householders to Flex Community.

Julia says:
I’m excited about helping to getting the message out within my own community about the pioneering work of BWCE. The climate emergency can feel overwhelming! For many people, myself included, it can be difficult to know where to start. I hope that with the knowledge of my colleagues, and my communication skills, we can encourage even more people to think about their impact on the environment and make positive changes towards a more sustainable future for the next generation. Hopefully my children will one day understand why they are not allowed comics adorned with plastic toys, balloons and glitter