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Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

We're recruiting!  As our service continues to develop, our small, friendly team is now seeking to add enthusiastic, motivated and compassionate staff to help us grow and support more householders in need.  We are looking to fill the following roles:

  • Energy Adviser – £17,400-£20,500
  • Assistant Project Manager - £18,900-£21,965
  • Office Manager - £17,400-£20,500 (part time role only).

Location:  MEA’s Shrewsbury office next to the River Severn, or home working.
Hours of work: Flexible but between 22.5 and 37.5 hours per week.  To be negotiated.
Leave: 24 paid days pro-rata per annum + bank holidays.
Duration: One-year contract with opportunity to extend further, subject to funding.
Training: On the job training and support will be provided to you.


Energy Advisor

The role:  As one of our Energy Advisors you will work as part of a small team to support householders on our telephone service.  The service is un-scripted and caller-led.  The advice and support you will give will vary, but will include providing guidance around tariff switching, fuel debt advocacy, heating controls, energy bills, energy efficiency measures, renewable energy options and grant funding.

Person specification:~

To fulfill this post MEA is looking for you to:

  • Deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Be a good communicator able to listen and empathise with a range of householders, and to respond with accurate and appropriate advice and support around energy efficiency, on the phone.
  • Be a good team player able to work both as part of a small team, but also unsupervised.
  • Have excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Be able to show a reasonable level of understanding of energy efficiency in the home, and a clear willingness to learn more.
  • Ideally demonstrate that you have relevant work experience gained either through the charitable, health or social care sectors, or through the business world, be this part time or full time.
  • To demonstrate a willingness to learn and be flexible.
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to, and understanding of our climate and ecological crisis.

Pay: £17,442 – to £20,500 pro-rata per annum;

Assistant Project Manager

Role:  We are looking for 1-2 new assistant project managers who have the potential to grow into project managers within 1-2 years.  At this point we will expect you to have the capability and experience for taking responsibility for all aspects of a particular project.  These roles would work with our existing team of experienced project managers initially to deliver on discreet parts of our existing projects.  These are very broad around the themes of fuel poverty and energy efficiency, but will be focused through the lens of supporting householders struggling with a cold home.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different elements that go to make up a project (they are all listed above), and a strong commitment to taking ownership of a project once you have more experience.
  • Be a good communicator able to listen and empathise with a range of householders, and to respond with accurate and appropriate advice and support around energy efficiency, on the phone.
  • Be a good team player able to work both as part of a small team, but also unsupervised.
  • Have excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Be able to show a good level of understanding of energy efficiency in the home, and a clear willingness to learn more and be flexible.
  • Not essential, but if are a Domestic Energy Assessor, retrofit Co-ordinator or similar, these could be useful additional skills we could build upon.
  • Be competent in the use of MS Teams, outlook, access and word etc.
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to, and understanding of our climate and ecological crisis.
  • To hold a degree or equivalent level qualification/ experience

Pay: £18,900-21,965 pro-rata per annum;

Office Manager

Role:  This part-time role would best complement the Energy Advisor or Assistant Project Manager role.  It is expected that you would be flexible in terms of the time spent on it, depending on the need within MEA for energy advice support and back office support.  Likely tasks as the Office Manager will include over-seeing and keeping policies up to date; reviewing IT and office support costs and preparing recommendations for alternative options; overseeing file weeding, ensuring our H&S is up to date and running other office functions as required.

  •  Have previous similar experience of an office management role.
  • Be a good team player able to work both as part of a small team, but also unsupervised.
  • Have excellent communication, organizational and time-management skills.
  • To be proactive in identifying areas that need addressing and to bring forward recommendations.
  • Be competent in the use of MS Office, outlook, access and word etc.
  • To demonstrate a willingness to learn and be flexible.
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to, and understanding of our climate and ecological crisis.

Pay: £17,442 – to £20,500 pro-rata per annum;


Application process: Send CV and covering letter to Simon Ross, Director – simon@mea.org.uk. In your letter, please make it clear which job(s) you are interested in, why you are interested in the job(s) and how you meet the specification.
Interviews: Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th August 2020 at our Shrewsbury office (or possibly by zoom).  Successful applicants will start in early September.
Deadline: 8am on Wednesday 5th August 2020

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volunteering Opportunities

 

Volunteers are a vital part of our team. Whether you are looking to build your CV, or want to share your knowledge and experience through a trusteeship and help us grow, we hope to provide a warm welcome for you at MEA. There is always plenty of free tea and coffee, and usually some biscuits too!

There are three types of volunteering opportunities at MEA:

  • Trustees
  • Internship placements of four or more months
  • Regular volunteering

Recruiting... Trustees

If you would like to help us deliver our work we have a vacancy available as a volunteer trustee on our Board. We are particularly seeking a trustee with a strong financial background to help with financial due diligence, ensuring we continue to remain well-governed.

Board meetings are quarterly and we require a minimum commitment of four half days a year to attend those meetings. There may be scope for additional work. This would be agreed between yourself and our Director. Although we don’t pay for your time, we will cover reasonable travel expenses.

If you are interested and would welcome an informal chat please contact our Director, Simon Ross, on 01743 277106 or email your CV to simon@mea.org.uk

Recruiting... Marketing & Promotion Intern

We are looking for an intern to join our team, based at our Shrewsbury office. The post holder will work with our Project Managers to promote our energy advice services. This will involve drafting social media content as well as articles and promotions for newsletters and other printed materials across our project areas.

The ideal candidate would be able to commit around 10 – 15 hours per week, some of which could be worked from home. This role is unpaid, however expenses, including travel, will be provided. The MEA team work in a supportive and collaborative way and we welcome candidates with fresh ideas and energy and a commitment to making them work.

For an informal chat about this role please call Davina on 01743 277124 or email your CV davina@mea.org.uk

Recruiting... Grant Support Volunteer

We are looking for a compassionate and organised volunteer to assist individuals with applications for grants. Many people who get in touch with us struggle to heat their homes due to inadequate heating, poor insulation or costly energy bills. Our Grant Support Volunteer will make a real difference to such individuals by helping them identify and make applications for funds on their behalf. If you like talking to people, have a basic knowledge of I.T, a few hours a week to spare and are looking for a worthwhile opportunity, we’d love to hear from you. The role is based at our Shrewsbury offices and training and expenses will be provided.

Please get in touch with Davina on 01743 277124 or email davina@mea.org.uk

Recruiting... Regular Volunteering

We’re looking for volunteers to support our work. Our volunteers undertake a variety of tasks including giving energy advice at events, helping with office administration and undertaking research. Before you start volunteering, we will draw up a role description with you, balancing our needs against your skills and what you would like to get out of the time you give.  You will ideally be looking to commit for at least a six month period, generally for half a day a week or more. We can pay reasonable travel expenses.

For an informal chat about our volunteering roles please call Davina on 01743 277124 or email davina@mea.org.uk