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INTERNAL ONLY - Home Energy Conservation Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 27/03/2020 17:00
£32,029 to £34,788
Hours per week:
18.5 hours
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
27 Mar

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

INTERNAL ONLY - Home Energy Conservation Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic Home Energy Conservation Officer to join our team and help us deliver our affordable warmth programme and enforce the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard for landlords in South Gloucestershire.

This post is restricted to permanent and temporary employees of South Gloucestershire Council only.

This post is post is part time, 18.5 hours per week and permanent.

Applications are invited from people who can provide a commitment to the delivery of a quality service to our customers. The ability to work on your own initiative in making a positive contribution to team objectives and targets is essential.

To apply for this vacancy, please download the attached Expression of interest form and email it directly to HR Recruitment hrrecruitment@southglos.gov.uk by close of business Friday 27 March 2020. Please clearly mark with vacancy number & job title. The Recruitment Team will forward onto the individual line manager once the job has closed.

Interviews due to take place Monday 6 April 2020

Summary of the Post

Within the Private Sector Housing Team, to be responsible for leading on the delivery of the Councils Home Energy Conservation and Affordable Warmth work. You will be expected to

• Work closely with Severn Wye Energy Agency (SWEA) who deliver the Councils Warm & Well scheme under contract in partnership with the other 6 Gloucestershire Authorities. To attend meetings and to support the delivery and development of schemes within South Gloucestershire.
• Lead on and take formal action where appropriate under the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). Identify rented properties with Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) F&G rated and ensure they meet the minimum standard using advice, grants, loans and Civil Penalties where necessary.
• Deliver training and promotional campaigns to individuals and target groups.
• Lead on and assist with bids for funding for Home Energy improvement schemes.
• Help develop and target the delivery of retrofit insulation and heating grants and loans within South Gloucestershire.
• Review data and work with the Council’s Research and Consultation team to target enforcement, grants and loans to areas of need.
• Deal with tenant complaints relating to damp and mould and offer advice and support and work alongside Private Sector Housing Officers where enforcement action may be necessary
• Work alongside the Councils Climate Emergency Officers to link affordable warmth with the climate change agenda.
• Help develop systems and procedures to ensure the continued support for households in fuel poverty in South Gloucestershire and that the Council is meeting its obligations under the Home Energy Conservation Act.
• Attend other key partner meetings (eg Warm & Well, ALEO, CSE, First Contact)
• Keep up to date on energy and affordable warmth policy and legislation
• Lead on the production of Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) returns.

You will report to the Team leader, but will be responsible for managing your own workload and keeping detailed records of all actions on the Councils Uniform database.

You will need to have good project and people skills and will require you to take enforcement action as necessary. The successful applicant will be highly motivated and expected to have a desire and drive to tackle fuel poverty. The post may require you to work outside normal working hours as the need arises.

Selection Criteria


• Educated to a degree standard or equivalent or able to demonstrate an equivalent level of relevant knowledge and experience in fuel poverty, energy efficiency, private sector housing or in the management of projects.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to manage your own work load and identify how the service can be developed
• Ability to forge partnerships and links with businesses, individuals, Council services and the voluntary sector to improve the delivery of services.
• Experiences in managing and developing projects preferably in the fuel poverty, home energy or housing sector.
• Computer literacy and good working knowledge of relevant software (Microsoft packages, CAD, Uniform or similar housing database)


• Understanding Energy Performance Certificates and retrofit energy improvements in domestic properties.
• Experience in Enforcement work preferably in a housing field; including serving notices, producing witness statements and prosecution files and giving evidence in court or to tribunals.
• Experience of giving presentations/working on promotional events.
• HHSRS accredited and experienced and competent in assessing properties including HMO’s in accordance with the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).
• A relevant post graduate qualification.eg. City and Guilds level 2 in Energy Awareness, Domestic Energy assessor etc.

Additional Information

For further information about this post, please contact Chris Gillett Private Sector housing Team Leader 01454 86 3476 or Debby Paice Home Energy Officer 01454 86 7410

Salary: £32,029 - £34,788

Hours: 18.5 hours

Duration: Permanent

Vacancy Ref: H220/010/SS

Closing Date: end of business Friday 27 March 2020

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