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Energy Efficiency Advisor

Location Coleraine, County Londonderry
Sector
Job Type Temporary
Salary £8.08 per hour
Published 19 days ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Carol Noble
Job Ref CCES1_1491488766

Job Description

Our Client, a Large Public Sector Organisation require a temporary Energy Efficiency Advisor to start ASAP until the end of March 2018.

Role: Energy Efficiency Advisor

Pay rate: 0-12 week's £8.08 p/h

13+ week's £10.60p/h

Location: Coleraine

Hours: 18.5 hours per week, Monday- Friday

Key Responsibilities:

  • To raise awareness of the issues of fuel poverty across the community, voluntary, statutory and private sectors.
  • To develop links and publicise the service offered with local health professionals, Councillors and Council staff, voluntary, community, statutory and private sectors.
  • To establish referral mechanisms in line with those established by the Fuel Poverty Strategy Co-ordinator and other NIfHP Fuel Poverty Workers and to provide information and support to key stakeholders on how to refer people to appropriate advice and support services.
  • To support the work of the Ballymoney Warmer Homes Group in taking forward the implementation of the locally agreed action plan and to assist the Fuel Poverty Strategy Co-ordinator to encourage the establishment of similar groups in Coleraine and Ballycastle.
  • To undertake assessments and provide direct support (including home visits) to people living in fuel poverty through energy efficiency advice, referrals to grant schemes or to other relevant agencies.
  • To deliver awareness raising programmes, seminars, informal talks on fuel poverty, grant schemes, energy efficiency and renewable technologies to groups and organisations throughout the voluntary, community, statutory and private sectors.
  • To liaise and form links with local community centres and networks and to support local initiatives such as community health information days.
  • To collate information on energy efficiency, grants and renewable technologies from relevant agencies and distribute same.
  • To keep up-to-date with current energy saving initiatives and fuel poverty schemes, undertake training as necessary and be prepared to study for the C&G 6176 Energy Awareness Certificate.
  • To liaise with the NIfHP's Fuel Poverty Strategy Co-ordinator in monitoring and evaluating activities relating to the post.

Essential Criteria

Applicants must possess:

  • A third level qualification eg. HNC/HND, NVQ Level 4, Degree, Post-graduate Certificate/Diploma and at least one year's experience in one of the following fields: energy; community and voluntary sector; consumer advice; education; housing; health or social services

OR

  • At least three year's experience in one of the following fields: energy, community and voluntary sector; consumer advice; education; housing; health or social services.

  1. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  2. At least 3 years demonstrable experience of working to assist development within communities.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrating a capacity to communicate with a range of audiences and ability to produce clear and concise written reports.
  4. Good networking skills and ability to work with a range of agencies.
  5. A full current driving license which enables the holder to drive in Northern Ireland and access to a car or access to a form of transport which will enable the post holder to carry out the duties of the post in full.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Have a community development, health or energy efficiency qualification, e.g. NEA/City & Guilds 6176 Energy Awareness.
  2. Experience of developing and delivering training programmes.
  3. Experience of developing and implementing community based projects.

If you are interested in this position and meet ALL essential criteria please apply directly via the link.