|Project||Senior Energy and Fuel Poverty Officer|
|Employer||Change Agents UK|
Change Agents UK will for this coming winter be delivering Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council’s home energy advice visits. Dudley have a well-developed network of partners who all feed referrals into a central “hub”, offering support to those most vulnerable to rising fuel prices. If a resident is thought to require a home visit, the referrals will be fed through to Change Agents UK, who will act swiftly to reduce their energy bills as much as possible in one visit. Visits will include applying for funding such as Energy Company Obligation (ECO) for infrastructural measures, ensuring residents are on the correct tariffs and benefitting from the warm home discount, through to teaching people to better manage their energy use for heating and appliances. All members of staff will strive to save on average £230 in each property visited.
Working closely with Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and the home energy advice team, Change Agents will deliver energy audits in people’s homes and offer advice to the public. The Senior Energy and Fuel Poverty Officer will be responsible for delivery of home energy audits against set targets, whilst managing the duties of other energy officers who will be brought in on short contracts during busy periods. The Senior Officer will also be responsible for reporting progress during bi-weekly meetings with Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, and providing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to the Project Manager, along with regular updates.
Benefits of this opportunity
This scheme offers the successful applicants a chance to gain real life experience of project management through delivering an affordable warmth project and working with a range of stakeholders. Upon completion of the contract, successful candidates will have developed a strong working knowledge of policy and interventions designed to increase energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty. They will also have benefitted from experience of line managing other members of staff against set targets to ensure customer satisfaction and quality results.
Future employment potential
The experience gained through the project will give the post holder an excellent insight into the growing sector and will ensure they are well placed to pursue future employment in the field of energy efficiency.
Benefits of working with Change Agents UK
Change Agents UK is a not-for-profit organisation which enables students and recent graduates to work with businesses, local authorities and community groups to learn about and implement sustainable development, and become more employable. With this service Change Agents UK will provide:
• Access to our selection of educational resources, available to you throughout the Opportunity.
• Management support and networking opportunities.
• A monthly Change Agents UK Newsletter informing you of current sustainability news topics, up and coming events and workshops and a network of other change agents. • Inclusion in the Change Agents staff and alumni networks: socials, networking opportunities, etc.
• Support in an organisation whose ethos is one of positive personal and professional development.
This recruitment is being managed by Change Agents UK, please direct all correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01572 723419
Outputs and Key Tasks
Employer: Change Agents UK Trading
Closing date: Sunday 11th September
Telephone Interview: Please be available for a telephone call w/c 12th September 2016
Face to Face Interview: TBC w/c 19th September 2016
Salary (per annum pro rata): £20,000
Start Date: 10th October 2016
Length of Opportunity: 6 months
Work outside normal hours: There may be some evening and weekend work, agreed with line manager
Base: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Department: Dudley Home Improvement Service
|Hours Per Week||37.50|
Closed - no further applications permitted