|Project||Dudley Warm Homes|
|Employer||Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council|
Change Agents UK will, for this coming winter be delivering Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council’s home energy advice visits. Dudley have a well-developed network of partners who all feed referrals into a central “hub”, offering support to those most vulnerable to rising fuel prices. If a resident is thought to require a home visit, the referrals will be fed through to Change Agents UK, who will act swiftly to reduce their energy bills as much as possible in one visit. Visits will include applying for funding such as Energy Company Obligation (ECO) for infrastructural measures, ensuring residents are on the correct tariffs and benefitting from the warm home discount, through to teaching people to better manage their energy use for heating and appliances. All members of staff will strive to save on average £230 in each property visited.
Working within Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council’s Hub and the Warm Homes energy advice team. The Healthy Homes Project Case Manager will be responsible for assisting in delivering advice across a range of the Household Energy Services projects. This will involve providing appropriate telephone‐based and face‐to‐face advice through outreach on all aspects of home energy efficiency, as well as accurately recording client details and information on outcomes. The Project Case Manager will be responsible for booking appointments for the Energy & Fuel Poverty Officers, inputting data and post‐advice follow‐up and evaluation.
The aim of the Winter Warmth Support & Energy Advice services is to ensure that residents of Dudley are able to be warm and well at home and to support them to afford the costs of energy, getting best value for money. The approach is person-centred and holistic.
Benefits of this opportunity
This scheme offers the successful applicant a chance to gain real life experience of project management and working with a range of stakeholders. Upon completion of the contract, the successful candidate will have developed a strong working knowledge of policy and interventions designed to increase energy efficiency, reduce fuel poverty and benefit the health and wellbeing of the residents. They will also have benefitted from experience of collaboration and cooperation with other members of staff against set targets to ensure customer satisfaction and quality results.
Future employment potential
The experience gained through the project will give the post holder an excellent insight into the growing sector and will ensure they are well placed to pursue future employment in the field of energy efficiency.
Benefits of working with Change Agents UK
Change Agents UK is a not-for-profit organisation which enables students and recent graduates to work with businesses, local authorities and community groups to learn about and implement sustainable development, and become more employable. With this service Change Agents UK will provide:
• Access to our selection of educational resources, available to you throughout the Opportunity.
• Management support and networking opportunities.
• A monthly Change Agents UK Newsletter informing you of current sustainability news topics, up and coming events and workshops and a network of other change agents.
• Inclusion in the Change Agents staff and alumni networks: socials, networking opportunities, etc.
• Support in an organisation whose ethos is one of positive personal and professional development.
This recruitment is being managed by Change Agents UK, please direct all correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01572 723419
Outputs and Key Tasks
Employer: Change Agents UK Trading on behalf of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Salary (per annum pro rata): £20,000
Closing Date: Sunday 2nd October 2016
Telephone Interview: Please be available for a telephone Interview w/c 10th October 2016
Interview: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Start Date: ASAP
Length of Opportunity: Full time contract to end September 2017
Work outside normal hours: There may be some evening and weekend work, agreed with line manager
Base: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Department: Dudley Home Improvement Service
Must own or have access to a car for work purposes
|Hours Per Week||37.50|
Closed - no further applications permitted