Recruitment

Community Energy Plus – Vacancies

Community Energy Plus is a multi-award winning charity that has been delivering sustainable energy projects and advice since 1998. Our mission is to tackle climate change, promote sustainable energy and reduce fuel poverty. Our team has extensive experience of providing specialist outreach support to over 320 community energy projects; we have secured over £2.1m for community projects towards a total value of over £4.4m.


Energy Advisor/Caseworker (two roles available)

£21,758/OF5 rising to £22,369/OF6 (on successful completion of probationary period and achievement of training/qualifications), fixed term contract until 30th September 2022 (with potential to extend), full time 37.5hrs/week

We are looking for two Energy Advisors/Caseworkers based in Cornwall to join our team to deliver effective advice on energy efficiency and energy bill management to help householders achieve warmer healthier homes; and deliver case work for the Energy Redress funded Cornwall Energy Advice Service and other projects, applying our HAHA methodology (in-Home Advice, Handholding and Advocacy).

Ideally, applicants should hold a City & Guilds 6281 Level 3 certification in Energy Awareness. Appropriate training will be given if this qualification is not held prior to appointment.

A full job description can be found below.

Job Description – Energy Advisor/Caseworker

Candidate Requirements – Energy Advisor/Caseworker


Energy Advisor/Community Energy Champion

£21,758/OF5 rising to £22,369/OF6 (on successful completion of probationary period and achievement of training/qualifications), fixed term contract until 30th September 2022 (with potential to extend), full time 37.5hrs/week

This role is designed to deliver the Warm Wales funded ‘Healthy Homes, Healthy People’ (HHHP) programme in Cornwall. This programme is supported by Cornwall Council, Warm Wales and the mains gas network provider Wales & West Utilities; the purpose of the programme is to identify, engage and assist households who have difficulty keeping their homes warm, dry and safe. The project will see outreach across the whole of Cornwall but will be targeted to specific areas and communities.

We’re looking for an energetic and self-motivated individual, able to be responsible for delivering this community focused project across Cornwall. The role involves working in selected neighbourhoods to identify and help vulnerable fuel poor households, particularly those living in low quality housing with insufficient or inadequate heating and experiencing fuel poverty.

The Healthy Homes, Healthy People programme addresses four key priorities when engaging these households: • Home and personal safety
• Income maximisation • Affordable warmth • Health and wellbeing
The purpose of the engagement is to identify areas of need for the householder and to provide signposting, advice and guidance to assist these households improve their situation.

Ideally, applicants should hold a City & Guilds 6281 Level 3 certification in Energy Awareness. Appropriate training will be given if this qualification is not held prior to appointment.

A full job description can be found below.

Job Description & Candidate Requirements – Energy Advisor/Community Energy Champion


Project Assistant (Energy Efficiency)

£18,500/OF1, 1 year fixed term contract, full time 37.5hrs/week

Supporting the Senior Project Manager and energy advice team with administrative processes, including assisting with project invoicing and reporting as required.

Responding to initial enquiries about a wide range of energy related issues, referring clients onto the advice team for further advice and support; providing information and, where appropriate, making referrals on behalf of clients to grants and other sources of funding for the installation of heating upgrades and energy saving measures; delivering accurate and impartial advice on energy efficiency, renewable energy, fuel bills and wider support to maintain affordable warmth for the home. Maintaining effective customer relationships to assist customers to take action upon advice provided.

Assisting vulnerable clients to complete application forms by collecting relevant sensitive information over the phone. Helping to administer emergency pre-pay meter top ups for vulnerable clients and ordering small measures such as low energy light bulbs, for delivery to clients as required.

A full job description can be found below.

Job Description – Project Assistant (Energy Efficiency)

Candidate Requirements – Project Assistant (Energy Efficiency)



To make an application, please complete the application form and equalities monitoring form below and send to [email protected] for the attention of Dr Tim Jones.

Application Form – September 2021

CEP Equalities Monitoring

For any enquiries relating to this post, please contact Dr Tim Jones at [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Sunday 19th September 2021

We are unable to respond to every application. Applicants who will be offered an interview will be contacted by email. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

Communications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.