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Business Energy Efficiency Advisor

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Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart. We believe that big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. Groundwork operates throughout the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. 

Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) Advisor

Salary: Band 3, Scale Points 13 - 15 £22,643 to £24,256 per annum depending on experience
Term: Full Time
Contract: Fixed term to 31 March 2019
Location: Alconbury Weald

We are seeking a highly enthusiastic and dedicated BEE Advisor to deliver energy efficiency support to SMEs for our Business Energy Efficiency project which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  The project is driving growth in the low carbon economy by supporting SMEs across Cambridge and Peterborough to implement business energy efficiency initiatives through a single point of contact, tailored to business need. Participating SMEs gain access to independent and impartial energy efficiency advice, grant funding, an environmental accreditation, an environmental leadership programme and specialist support. As a result, beneficiaries will deliver energy efficiency savings, reduce carbon emissions and realise the associated business benefits; reduced operating costs, competitiveness and business growth.

As a BEE Advisor you will key account manage SMEs throughout their participation in the project, ensuring consistent and personalised support. You will provide and / or leverage the support required to actually implement change and support SMEs to embrace and mainstream the environmental and energy efficiency agenda.

The successful applicants will have a proven track record in delivering environmental management improvements through energy efficiency as well as in supporting organisations to reduce carbon. You will have experience of maintaining effective monitoring and recording systems, budgets and finance management and ideally ERDF project delivery. You will have an understanding and interest in environmental issues, including those affecting organisations. You will also have effective communication and social skills, a willingness to travel and enthusiasm and confidence at working with a wide range of client groups and partners. We’ll make sure you’re given all the support and guidance you need and you will have the opportunity to become part of a highly successful organisation making a real and positive difference to your local area.

The position will include some evening and weekend working as required and due to the office location a valid driving licence and access to a car is necessary.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 22 November 2017
Interview date: Monday 28 November 2017
Start date: Immediate start based on availability

To apply, please download an application pack (below) and return to

For an informal discussion about this post, please call Emma on 01480 587141.