The energy crisis, higher winter energy prices and climate change impacts are a concern for anyone living in rural Scotland. We have an exciting opportunity in the Home Energy Scotland Highlands & Islands team for a self-motivated individual to provide energy advice and support to householders in Orkney to manage these impacts on their lives.

As our new Home Energy Officer, you will have the drive and capability to advise householders on energy efficiency, renewables and affordable warmth to help them keep their homes warm as high energy costs continue to impact on the cost of living.

You will provide clear, independent and impartial advice to support householders to make informed decisions to save energy and carbon. If you are an excellent communicator, numerate and with a good knowledge of energy use in the home you will be well suited to this role. There will be a requirement to travel, sometimes overnight. You must be able to work well within the team, as well as work effectively on your own to help achieve team targets.

If you are passionate about low carbon living, we are keen to hear from you. Full training will be given.

Specific working pattern and hours are negotiable.

Changeworks is a great place to work. We hold Investors in People Platinum accreditation (something only a few organisations in Scotland have), and we were nominated for employer of the year by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce this year. Our staff overwhelmingly would recommend us as an employer too.

The Climate Emergency has resulted in ambitious national targets to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment and reduce rates of fuel poverty. This has driven a significant increase in the number of pilot and large-scale interventions delivered by Changeworks and external organisations in this area. These include area-based domestic energy efficiency retrofit and decarbonisation projects and programmes.

We are a growing organisation, and this role is crucial to the delivery of our ambitious objectives. We want to decarbonise homes in Scotland on a massive scale, and that needs talented individuals like you to help us deliver on our objectives. You’ll receive full training plus coaching and mentoring.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits including flexible working, bike to work scheme, an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

At Changeworks, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone.

Closing date for applications: 11am, Tuesday 14 May 2024

Interviews: Friday 24 May 2024

For further information about this post please contact Dean Wigglesworth – Specialist Advice and partnerships Manager on 07818 567 841 or Brian barker – Specialist Advice and Technical Manager on 07554 456 908

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