Powering the energy transition in SE London

Jobs and volunteering

Outreach Officer: Energy Efficiency and Fuel Poverty

  • £26000 – £29000 dependent on experience
  • Full time
  • Fixed Term Contract until March 31st, 2023 with possible extension
  • Based in SE London with some work from home
  • Job sharing would be considered

To apply send a completed application form and a CV to giovanna@selce.org.uk by 9 am on 22nd August. Interviews will be on Thursday 25th August

We’re here to help individuals, businesses, and community organisations to navigate the transition to clean energy and make sure that no one gets left behind on that journey. As our Outreach Officer, you will support our creative, award-winning work addressing climate change and fuel poverty.

The GLA’s Warmer Homes Scheme (https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/housing-and-land/improving-quality/warmer-homes) can provide fully funded home energy improvements for low-income fuel poor households that will reduce costs, carbon emissions, and increase the health and comfort of Londoners. However, we know that language, learning or literacy or attitude barriers often mean that the most at risk are least likely to benefit from these schemes. Our solution is to get the community sector organisations such as older peoples organisations, Children’s Centres, Food banks or Disability Rights groups involved as “trusted intermediaries”. We hope that these groups who are embedded in their communities will help us to identify those households most in need of funded home energy improvements and to hand-hold them through the process of applying for funds.

You will be responsible for building a network of such community or voluntary sector groups able to work with trusted intermediaries and raise the profile of The Mayors Warmer Homes Scheme. You will lead the development and implementation of a communications strategy that will reach the community and voluntary sector groups. You will engage in social media, deliver training and events, and build a network and mailing list of groups. You will be supported by both the Selce Team as well as Retrofit Works (https://retrofitworks.co.uk) who are responsible for delivering the latest London-wide scheme). This is a rich and varied challenge that exists at the nexus of climate and justice issues.

You will bring your experience in outreach and communications. You will be an experienced trainer with a track record of having built networks and worked in the community sector.  You will understand the community sector and have experience in relationship and partnership building. Ideally, you will also have some knowledge or experience of energy efficiency and fuel poverty alleviation. Any candidate who does not have this knowledge base will be expected to complete an online qualification NVQ Level 3 (6049-03) or equivalent or City and Guilds Energy Awareness (6281-01)

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Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer with Selce, please get in touch. We are currently looking for volunteers with the following skills:

  • IT and system administration
  • Law and contract negotiation
  • Accounting and financial modelling
  • Solar PV installations
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Fuel poverty alleviation
  • Fundraising and bid writing
  • LED lighting retrofits
  • Marketing and communications
  • Social media and web management