Advice NI is a registered charity that provides a range of free advice services to the public including benefits, debt advice, EU settlement scheme and other HMRC services.

We act as a voice for the independent advice sector and offer a range of award-winning training schemes and campaigns to improve the lives of people in Northern Ireland.

The Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) project is a pilot project that is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, and seeks to find ways to address fuel poverty and begin the transition away from fossil fuel use.

We are now seeking a Sustainable Energy Communities Project Co-ordinator to join us on a full-time basis, for a two-year fixed-term contract.

The Role

As a Sustainable Energy Communities Project Co-ordinator, you will play a key role in the SEC project, supporting the four pilot communities in their transition away from fossil fuel use.

Specifically, you will assist with the development of pilot communities’ Energy Master Plans (EMPs). You will develop Community Charters, communicate the project implementation plan, and develop a publicity and communications plan, as well as building strong relationships with the communities through a variety of meetings.

You will also ensure the pilot communities have access to appropriate support and services such as training, awareness-raising, energy-auditing, debt and welfare advice, and the analysis of renewable energy options.

About You

To be considered as a Sustainable Energy Communities Project Co-ordinator, you will need:

  • Experience of working on community development and/or community energy projects, or energy, energy efficiency, or retrofitting projects
  • Knowledge of fuel poverty and/or climate change and the just transition towards net zero would be beneficial to your application. A degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field would also be advantageous, as would a professional qualification in energy auditing and/or community development.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and our Fair Employment Monitoring Questionnaire to recruitment@adviceni.net.

Advice NI is equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.