We are looking for a motivated individual to deliver and develop our energy project across the City over the next twelve months. This will include:

  • Providing domestic energy advice to individuals
  • Managing our energy projects

Success will look like increasing the number of individuals experiencing warmer and more comfortable homes, reduced costs and carbon emissions, and better health. Also building our organisational capacity to deliver energy advice in the future.

Key responsibilities 

Providing domestic energy advice to individuals:

  • Providing in depth energy advice to individuals and households.
  • Developing and running energy cafes across the city for drop in advice and light touch intervention.
  • Delivering themed online energy workshop sessions offering advice and guidance.
  • Supporting communities with energy saving advice for homes online, via telephone or face to face.

Managing our energy projects:

  • Working as part of a consortium and attending regular consortium meetings.
  • Assisting with administrative functions, monitoring, documenting, and telling the story of the impact of our energy projects, such as Brum Energy or Footsteps Energy Audits for Places of Worship.
  • Identifying other funding and impact opportunities to develop our energy advice activities

In addition, there will be opportunities to support the existing team in their delivery of other sustainability advice services and incorporating energy advice within them.

Any special conditions

  • This role is flexible. It is based at our office in Northfield; however, we do allow some home-working to meet operational needs. The expectation of this role would be at least 1-2 days in the office, and the rest at external meetings or working from home.
  • This role will require travel across the Birmingham area, often carrying material for events, therefore access to your own transport is required. (Travel costs will be reimbursed)
  • This post may occasionally require flexibility to work unsociable hours on weekends and evenings. (Estimated at 10 evenings and 5 days on a weekend over the year)
  • This role will occasionally involve helping the team with events involving children and vulnerable adults we work with; therefore, we will require a successful DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
  • Along with the main duties you will also be expected to carry out any other duties reasonably asked of you.
  • This job description is for the stated hours. It is normal practice to review periodically job descriptions to ensure that they are relevant to the job currently being performed, and to incorporate any changes which have occurred or are being proposed. Manager and employee carry out the review process jointly and you are therefore expected to participate fully in such discussions. In all cases, it is our aim to reach agreement to reasonable changes, but where it is not possible to reach agreement, we reserve the right to make reasonable changes to your job description after consultation with you.

Person Specification

  • Methodical planning and organisational skills for managing own, and multiple priorities
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the evolving needs of the project and organisation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to collaborate as a team as well as motivated to work on your own
  • IT literate with working knowledge of MS software packages, and use of online platforms to run events and provide advice
  • Speaks community languages, Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic or other  (desirable)
  • Ability to identify new opportunities for funding and impact
  • Experience of giving advice and guidance in energy, fuel poverty, welfare, or money/debt advice.
  • Understanding of the issues involved in supporting and interviewing vulnerable clients in relation to fuel poverty and associated issues.
  • Experience of engaging with diverse communities.
  • Experience of working to meet deadlines and achieving project outcomes, including impact recording and reporting.
  • Knowledge of the following: the charitable sector, Birmingham, or Sustainability
  • Experience of working in a small (10 part-time staff or less), team or not-for profit or voluntary sector organization

Other requirements

Ability to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to our organisational values of being:

  • Committed to people centred solutions
  • Ready to listen and learn – commitment to equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion in our operations and delivery.
  • Professional – use of organisational systems

If you would like a conversation about the role, please email Kam Bola (Head of Programmes) kam@ecobirmingham.com

Please complete and return the application form to anne@ecobirmingham.com (preferred) or by post to Anne Dasgupta, ecobirmingham, 53 Church Rd, Northfield, Birmingham. B31 2LB