Energy Champions Co-ordinator vacancy 


Location: Essex 

Are you worried about climate change and want to do something to help your community reduce carbon emissions? Or perhaps you want to help people stop wasting energy, save on their bills and have warmer, healthier homes next winter? If so, the CommuniPower Project needs you. It aims to bring trusted, reliable, expert advice on how to save energy at home to people through face-to-face events and advice clinics in their local communities.

What does an Energy Champions Co-ordinator need to do? 

  • Find and create opportunities for Energy Champions to give people energy advice.
  • Liaise with community organisations and venues to organise opportunities to provide energy advice.
  • Co-ordinate and motivate a team of Energy Champions to attend events and regular Energy Clinics.
  • Organise ad hoc talks, webinars and energy efficiency events for Energy Champions and other relevant partners to present, working with the CommuniPower team who will support on event format, event content and promotion.
  • Work with the CommuniPower team to support Energy Champions and check delivery quality or training needs.
  • Report on Energy Champions hours worked to enable correct payments to be made.

What skills, characteristics and experience do you need? 

  • Strong administrative skills.
  • Customer service or people-facing experience – you must enjoy dealing with people!
  • Team management and a collaborative approach.
  • Imagination and creativity in event organisation.
  • Excellent communication skills, and a good dose of empathy.
  • Ability to work independently and take the initiative.
  • Multi-tasking and organisation skills will be essential.
  • Computer-literate and comfortable using digital tools to manage people and events.
  • Enthusiasm for combatting climate change by reducing and decarbonising energy use.

What are you looking for in a job? 

  • Something different and fun.
  • No two days will be the same and you won’t be in an office all the time.
  • Challenging and interesting but not overly pressurised.
  • Developing a team from scratch and seeing a programme of energy advice events through from start to finish.
  • Mostly self-starting and self-managing but with a supportive and professional team around you.
  • The opportunity to create events and organise them efficiently, working with lots of different people and organisations to benefit people in your community.
  • The opportunity to excel and make a difference in a new area of work.
  • Working with people to do something meaningful and empowering in your community.

The boring but important bits! 

Hours per week: roughly two days a week (based on 8 hours per day including half an hour for lunch) but this may flex depending on events scheduling.

Hourly rate: £26.50 per hour.

Terms of employment: Contract from March 2024-March 2025, on a self-employed basis. You will need to use a timesheet to track your time.

Location: An Energy Champions Co-ordinator is needed in Tendring District and Uttlesford District.

Other: A valid UK Driving licence is essential. 

You need permission to work in the UK. 

You must not have a criminal record. 

Community Energy South very much values diversity and inclusion and welcomes enquiries and applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Enquiries and applications are open to people over the age of 18 based in Uttlesford and Tendring Districts. As this job involves working with members of the public, a DBS check will be undertaken on applicants, and we cannot accept applications from people that have previous criminal convictions.

Read more about the CommuniPower project and training opportunities.