If you have a rare combination of skills, bringing together a sound knowledge of domestic energy efficiency, coupled with the ability to work persuasively with those most at risk of fuel poverty then our new role could be just what you’re looking for…
Here at South East London Community Energy (SELCE) we’re working on an exciting new project that builds on our creative, innovative work addressing climate change and fuel poverty in practical, tangible ways and you can help shape it. In partnership with Lewisham Council and Retrofit Works – a co-operative of high quality contractors – we’re looking to build a sustainable approach to finding those who are most in need of energy efficiency support and linking them in to funding. This pilot will allow partners to pool their knowledge and expertise to innovate a new needs-led approach and you’ll be at the heart of this process. If we can show the approach works then we will look to roll it out further, including to other local authority areas.
There’s a huge need for this scheme – 1 in 10 of the households in Lewisham are unable to afford to stay warm and well, and you’ll be able to make a real difference to their lives. Aging heating systems and poorly insulated homes are a large part of the problem; this scheme will provide funding to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Unfortunately, many of those at risk of fuel poverty don’t know that such financial help exists or may not understand the benefits. You will be responsible for finding those that can benefit and, alongside volunteers, you’ll provide people with the information, motivation and support needed to sign up.
As the central point of contact for everyone involved in the scheme you will be well placed to keep it running properly. Monitoring and reporting on the project, ensuring we can see how the scheme is going and feeding in to the evaluation of the project. You’ll be supported in this work throughout, working collaboratively with the other project partners, the volunteers you’ll help recruit and train, as well as ongoing input from our friendly and knowledgeable team at SELCE.
It’s a big and varied challenge and we are keen to find the right person, so if you have any questions or queries about the job, feel free to contact us before the deadline of Wednesday 12th July to find out more contact Giovanna Speciale on 020 8269 4882 or firstname.lastname@example.org