Energy Champion training

Energy champion reading about energy efficiency

Become an Energy Champion

Are you concerned about climate change and want to to help your community reduce carbon emissions? Or perhaps you’d like to help people conserve energy, save money on their energy bills and create warmer, healthier homes next winter. 

If so, this role is for you! You can do it as a volunteer or as a part-time paid role. 

We currently have job opportunities for local Energy Champions and an Energy Champion Co-ordinator. Enquiries and applications are open to people over the age of 18 based in Uttlesford, Maldon and Tendring Districts of Essex.

Energy Champion vacancy

Energy Champion Co-ordinator vacancy

What does an Energy Champion do?

  • Give energy efficiency advice. 
  • Attend energy efficiency events and advice clinics. 
  • Provide knowledgeable and trusted support. 
  • Enjoy flexible working hours and be able to work some evenings and weekends. 

You will need to be able to:

  • Have a friendly disposition.  
  • Talk to members of the public sympathetically and confidently. 
  • Complete our Energy Champions course. 
  • Give advice that is correct and knowledgeable.  
  • Be prepared to support vulnerable and non-digital people.  
  • Provide advice at events in your community. 

Get trained up for free!

The training course involves an in person one day training course in your district; there are follow-up online modules to gain additional skills such as training to use the Fairer Warmth online tool to create energy efficiency plans for the people you advise. 

If you live in, or near, one of our CommuniPower areas below, click to read more and find booking details. 

Saturday 2nd March

10am–4:30pm

OVESCO is currently recruiting for their Energy Champions team and full training will be provided when you start.

Coming soon!

What happens after training?

Contact Community Energy South to find your nearest community energy organisation and offer your support as a fully trained advisor. Community Energy South has funding to provide support and paid roles for energy advice events, so get in touch with Kirsty.shanahan@communityenergysouth.org to find out more.