Changeworks
Changeworks

Charity registered in Scotland SC015144

Changeworks is an environmental charity and social enterprise, providing practical ways for people and organisations to live and work more sustainably.


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Energy Efficiency Business Advisor

  • Full time
  • £26,346 – £29,169
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th April 2021

We are looking for a dynamic individual who can advise and motivate businesses and other organisations to save energy and provide them with tangible cost savings to increase their sustainability.

Using your experience of providing advice in a professional setting, you will visit businesses and then work with specialist advisors to create a tailored action plan providing a clear pathway for businesses to make savings.

You will be an astute networker with strong communication skills allowing you to build effective networks that result in high quality referrals to the service.

You will have a thirst for knowledge and be proactive in regularly updating your understanding of sustainability issues and related technology as well as the challenges faced by businesses in Scotland.

If you meet all of the above then we look forward to receiving your application. The successful candidate will work with the Home Energy Scotland advice centre (South East) team based at Changeworks in Edinburgh and other organisations involved in the delivery of the Energy Efficiency Business Support service.

We offer an attractive staff benefits package, excellent pension and employee benefits which include 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Senior Low Carbon Communities Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,355 – £33,065
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th May 2021

Changeworks have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated individual to join our Low Carbon Communities team in Edinburgh. Working with the Head of Low Carbon Communities and closely with external partners and stakeholders, you will lead projects throughout all stages, including conception, development, design, delivery and monitoring.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of project planning and delivery, community engagement and experience of managing staff or volunteers. You will be a strong team player, with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, experience of project development and working in partnership.

Changeworks offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,609 – £27,461 pro-rata
  • Inverness or Fort William preferred, although there may be some potential for flexibility on location.
  • Closing 31st May 2021

We are looking for a Development Officer to become an employee of Changeworks and a member of the Local Energy Scotland Team delivering the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme for the Highland Area of Scotland. You must be a self-motivated individual with a passion for customer service and community/local renewable energy. The Development Officer will cover the Highland area and they will provide impartial advice assisting community organisations to explore and develop project ideas, apply for funding and deliver projects and initiatives that maximise local benefit from local energy and renewables.

We offer an attractive staff benefits package, excellent pension and employee benefits which include 26 days paid holiday per annum pro rata plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Low Carbon Communities Officer & Volunteer Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,609 – £29,461
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th June 2021

Changeworks have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated individual to join our Low Carbon Communities team in Edinburgh. Working in a tight knit team, you will lead on the delivery of a number of low carbon community projects and manage the coordination of a team of volunteers to support their successful delivery.

The ideal candidate will have excellent experience of project coordination and delivery, community engagement and managing volunteers. You will be a confident communicator with excellent organisational skills and have an ability to recruit and motivate a team of volunteers.

Changeworks offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Sustainable Transport Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,609 – £29,461
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th July 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sustainable Transport Coordinator. A dynamic and confident self-starter, you will have excellent relationship management skills to enable us to maximise the carbon reduction for businesses and domestic customers in South East Scotland through providing specialist advice on adopting sustainable transport approaches.

The ideal candidate and the role

As Sustainable Transport Coordinator, you will be responsible for delivering high quality advice and audits to businesses with stretching targets. You will have the ability not only to advise, but to motivate businesses to implement changes. Giving presentations will be second nature to you, as well as the ability to inspire people to take action.

Ideally you will have a proven track record of giving advice in a professional setting, as well as working with businesses. You will lead the domestic transport advice service and support colleagues to deliver advice on a wide range of low carbon transport solutions including e-bikes.

You will have an active interest in the latest developments within sustainable transport, including technology-based solutions and have a passion about the opportunities that sustainable transport practices can present in terms of its impact on climate change and cost savings.

Home Energy Scotland is the free, impartial advice service funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Energy Saving Trust. Changeworks is a leading environmental charity and social enterprise company in Scotland and delivers the Home Energy Scotland Advice Centre in the South East and Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

In return you can expect

You will receive support and bespoke training relating to all aspects of your role.

We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Affordable Warmth Advisor

  • Full time
  • £23,504 – £25,791
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th July 2021

Changeworks’ runs a very successful fuel billing, energy advice and advocacy service for vulnerable householders across East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Borders and Highland regions. We are now seeking to recruit a full time Affordable Warmth Advisor within the Affordable Warmth Team. We are looking for energetic and supportive individuals with a ‘can do’ attitude to deliver affordable warmth advice. This is a demanding but highly rewarding role, working with individuals who are experiencing fuel poverty.

The ideal candidate and the role

You will have excellent communication skills and a mature, responsible and client focussed attitude. An energy or advice providing background is desirable, as is experience of producing high quality written reports, working with disadvantaged people and knowledge of fuel poverty. A driving licence is highly desirable as achieving the objectives of the role requires the applicant to be able to travel across the Scotland with ease, including rural areas with no access to public transport.

In return you can expect

We will start to grow your knowledge of services straight away with training over 6 weeks in September and October that successful applicants will be expected to attend. This will include full training on the topic of energy efficiency and billing. Further training in all the relevant operations and tasks will also be provided. Due to the nature of the role, training will be ongoing to ensure that employees are kept up to date with sector specific developments and new technologies.

We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Energy Advisor

  • Full time
  • £20,643 – £22,081
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd August 2021

Changeworks have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic, customer focused Energy Advisors.

As an Energy Advisor at Changeworks you will have the opportunity to help households across the South East of Scotland to lower their energy bills and reduce their impact on the environment by providing high quality advice and information on topics including energy efficiency in the home, behaviour change, renewable technologies, sustainable transport and water.

Home Energy Scotland is the free, impartial advice service funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Energy Saving Trust. Changeworks delivers the service in South East Scotland and the Highlands and Islands.

The ideal candidate and the role

To be successful in this role you should have a passion for customer service and be a confident communicator.

Our advisors speak to a wide range of customers with varied enquiries on a daily basis, providing them with high quality advice tailored to their circumstances and persuading them to take action and change their behaviours.

You will join a team of customer focused energy advisors based in a busy office environment, taking inbound calls and making outbound calls to our existing customers. An interest in the environment and sustainability would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be given.

In return you can expect

We will start to grow your knowledge of our services and energy efficiency straight away, the Home Energy Scotland advisor induction programme is an SQA accredited qualification. Energy Advisors are also required to complete the City and Guilds; Energy Awareness in the Home qualification. We will support the successful applicants with ongoing coaching, mentoring and development.

Changeworks offer an attractive staff benefits package, excellent pension and employee benefits which include 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,732 – £39,731
  • Edinburgh or Inverness office
  • Closing 2nd August 2021

Changeworks is offering an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified professional to lead delivery of our current portfolio of Monitoring and Evaluation projects and continue the expansion of our service offering. Ambitious national targets on climate change, fuel poverty and waste have seen a significant increase in the number of pilot and large-scale projects across each of these areas delivered by Changeworks and external organisations. These include our large-scale domestic energy efficiency retrofit and decarbonisation projects and programmes. It is critical that these projects are closely monitored and evaluated to understand their social, technical, environmental and financial impact and gain insights that will inform improvements to current and future projects.

The ideal candidate and the role

Based within our Consultancy Team, the role requires effective working with a diversity of Changeworks projects and with external clients across sectors. Our busy Consultancy team works across the sustainability agenda and has a particular specialism related to energy efficiency, heat decarbonisation and renewables in the built environment, fuel poverty and pro-environmental behaviour change.

The successful candidate will be able to draw on a range of experience that will convince us that you can take a lead and continue our development pathway in this area. You will have a demonstrable track record of managing projects with a monitoring and evaluation or research focus and the ability to deploy a range of qual/quant research techniques. Above all, you will have a commitment and passion for this field, be organised and proactive, as well as having a creative streak that will allow you to identify solutions, work round problems, identify new areas of work and promote and disseminate our work. The ability to deal with multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a supportive team environment is essential.

In return you can expect

We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Data Analyst (Energy and Sustainability)

  • Full time
  • £23,504 – £25,791
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th August 2021

Changeworks is offering an exciting opportunity for a data analyst to join our busy and growing Consultancy Team. Ambitious national targets on reducing carbon emissions and fuel poverty have seen a significant increase in the need for understanding the energy efficiency of Scotland’s housing stock and overall heat demand and energy use. Our Consultancy Team supports many organisations, including local authorities and housing associations, in planning their low carbon future. This requires a substantial amount of quantitative data analysis.

You will work with the Senior Data Consultant and Data Consultant to provide data analysis services in support of the Consultancy team. This will include the collation, processing, analysis and modelling of property, fuel poverty, low carbon heat and energy use data. In addition, it will involve the visualisation of data analysis results in the form of maps and dashboards or online dynamic reports.

The successful candidate will have a keen interest in data analysis and presenting results in a way that is easily understood by non-specialists. You will have advanced knowledge of Excel and experience with programming languages like R or Python in a data analysis context. Experience of using GIS and Power BI would be an advantage, as is knowledge of SQL. You will be highly organised with excellent attention to detail and have a willingness to learn new methods, software and analysis topics. You will enjoy working independently and as part of a small team and deliver high quality reports to tight deadlines. An interest in environmental and sustainable living issues is desirable but not essential.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to bring their enthusiasm, commitment to learning and technical data skills to the environmental sector.

Changeworks offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Low Carbon Communities Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,504 – £25,791
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th August 2021

Changeworks have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with experience of engaging and supporting communities to join our Low Carbon Communities team in Edinburgh. Working in a tight knit team, you will lead on the delivery of a number of low carbon community projects and ensure they are planned and delivered to a high standard.

The ideal candidate will have excellent experience of project coordination and delivery, community engagement and developing successful partnerships. You will be a confident communicator with excellent organisational skills and have an ability to inspire and motivate people and communities to take action.

We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Impact Evaluation Consultant

  • Full time
  • £30,355 – £33,065
  • Edinburgh or Inverness office
  • Closing 30th August 2021

Changeworks is offering an exciting opportunity to join our growing impact evaluation service. Candidates will have project management experience, and knowledge and experience of delivering evaluation or research projects, ideally with the ability to deploy a range of qual/quant research techniques. Your skills, experience and enthusiasm for being at the centre of things will make you well placed to manage and coordinate a diverse portfolio of monitoring and evaluation projects, while supporting growth of our role within this sector.

Based within our Consultancy Team, this role will work alongside the Senior Impact Evaluation Consultant to implement effective evaluation strategies for a diversity of projects with both internal and external clients. The Consultancy team works across the sustainability agenda and has a particular specialism related to energy efficiency, heat decarbonisation and renewables in the built environment, fuel poverty and pro-environmental behaviour change.

The successful candidate will have a commitment to effective evaluation as a route to understanding the impact of interventions. You will be organised and proactive, and an excellent communicator. The ability to solve problems as they arise and deal with multiple tasks to meet deadlines in a supportive team environment is essential.

The Climate Emergency has resulted in ambitious national targets to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment and reduce rates of fuel poverty. This has driven a significant increase in the number of pilot and large-scale interventions delivered by Changeworks and external organisations in this area. These include area-based domestic energy efficiency retrofit and decarbonisation projects and programmes. It is critical that these, and wider sustainability related projects, are closely monitored and evaluated to understand their social, technical, environmental and financial impact and to gain critical insights that will inform improvements to current and future projects. You will be part of an organisation that sees success as delivering interventions that have both positive outcomes for people and their wellbeing as well as building fabric.

We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Senior Impact Evaluation Consultant

  • Full time
  • £33,732 – £39,731
  • Edinburgh or Inverness office
  • Closing 30th August 2021

Changeworks is offering an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified professional to lead our impact evaluation service and continue its development and growth. Candidates will have a demonstrable track record of managing projects with a monitoring and evaluation or research focus and the ability to deploy a range of qualitative/quantitative research techniques.

Based within our Consultancy Team, the role requires effective working with a diversity of Changeworks projects and external clients from across sectors. Our busy Consultancy team works across the sustainability agenda and has a particular specialism related to energy efficiency, heat decarbonisation and renewables in the built environment, fuel poverty and pro-environmental behaviour change.

The successful candidate will be able to draw on a range of experience that will convince us that you can take a lead and continue our development and growth pathway in this area. You will have a commitment and passion for this field, be organised and proactive, as well as having a creative streak that will allow you to identify innovative solutions, work round problems, identify new areas of work and promote and disseminate our work. The ability to effectively manage staff, deal with multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a supportive team environment is essential.

The Climate Emergency has resulted in ambitious national targets to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment and reduce rates of fuel poverty. This has driven a significant increase in the number of pilot and large-scale interventions delivered by Changeworks and external organisations in this area. These include area-based domestic energy efficiency retrofit and decarbonisation projects and programmes. It is critical that these, and wider sustainability related projects, are closely monitored and evaluated to understand their social, technical, environmental and financial impact and to gain insights that will inform improvements to current and future projects. You will be part of an organisation that sees success as delivering interventions that have both positive outcomes for people and their wellbeing as well as building fabric.

We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Administrative Advisor

  • Full time
  • £19,267 – £20,609
  • Edinburgh or Inverness
  • Closing 23rd August 2021

Changeworks runs a very successful fuel billing, energy advice and advocacy service for vulnerable householders across Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian, Borders, and Highland regions. We are seeking several Administrative Advisors to provide high quality energy efficiency advice to our clients, as well as excellent administrative support to the Affordable Warmth Services Team.

The successful candidates will be enthusiastic individuals with excellent customer service skills. This is a varied and flexible role, working as part of a team, supporting a busy department. As the first point of contact for vulnerable clients you should be a confident communicator, with an excellent telephone manner. You will also deliver advice face to face at outreach events. You will have experience working with databases and IT packages such as Outlook, Word, Excel working to a high level of accuracy throughout.

We will start to grow your knowledge of services straight away, including full training on the topic of energy efficiency advice. Further training in all the relevant operations and tasks will also be provided. Due to the nature of the role, training will be ongoing to ensure that employees are kept up to date with developments and new technologies.

We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Senior Research Consultant

  • Full time
  • £33,732 – £39,731
  • Edinburgh or Inverness
  • Closing 6th September 2021

Changeworks is offering an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified professional to lead and manage projects and research focused on the energy transition to Net Zero. The successful candidate will have an excellent track record of delivering research and developing and managing projects. You will have considerable experience and an in depth understanding of a range of qualitative and quantitative research techniques, ideally in an energy or sustainability related context. Prior experience of delivering within a consultancy setting would be ideal along with evidence of a contribution to secure new commissions.

Based within our Consultancy Team, the role requires effective working with a diversity of Changeworks projects and external clients. Our busy Consultancy team works across the sustainability agenda and has a particular specialism related to energy efficiency, heat decarbonisation and renewables in the built environment, fuel poverty and pro-environmental behaviour change.

The successful candidate will be able to draw on a range of experience that will convince us that you can lead and manage research and continue our development and growth pathway in this area. You will have a commitment and passion for this field, be organised and proactive, as well as having a creative streak that will allow you to identify innovative solutions, work round problems, identify new areas of work and promote and disseminate our work. The ability to effectively manage staff, deal with multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a supportive team environment is essential.

The Climate Emergency has resulted in ambitious national targets to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment and reduce rates of fuel poverty. This has driven a significant increase in the number of pilots and large-scale interventions delivered by Changeworks and external organisations in this area. It is critical at this time of policy development and innovation within the sector, that decisions are informed and opportunities scoped with the benefit and insight gained from high quality research. While many changes proposed are technical in nature, all of them have a human component and all require change to take place in the context of a Just Transition. You will therefore be part of an organisation that sees success as delivering interventions that have both positive outcomes for people and their wellbeing as well as building fabric.

Changeworks offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Finance Assistant

  • Full time
  • £21,123 – £22,862
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th September 2021

Changeworks are looking to recruit a Finance Assistant to join our busy Central Services Team.

The successful candidate should be numerate and able to work with a high level of accuracy and have excellent communication and organisational skills. You should have previous experience of working to deadlines. This is a role for a team player with the ability to use their own initiative. Previous experience of working in a finance team is desirable

Changeworks offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Affordable Warmth Advisor

  • Full time
  • £23,504 – £25,791
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th September 2021

Changeworks’ runs a very successful fuel billing, energy advice and advocacy service for vulnerable householders across East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Borders and Highland regions. We are now seeking to recruit a full time Affordable Warmth Advisor within the Affordable Warmth Team. We are looking for energetic and supportive individuals with a ‘can do’ attitude to deliver affordable warmth advice. This is a demanding but highly rewarding role, working with individuals who are experiencing fuel poverty.

The ideal candidate and the role

You will have excellent communication skills and a mature, responsible and client focussed attitude. An energy or advice providing background is desirable, as is experience of producing high quality written reports, working with disadvantaged people and knowledge of fuel poverty. A driving licence is highly desirable as achieving the objectives of the role requires the applicant to be able to travel across the Scotland with ease, including rural areas with no access to public transport.

In return you can expect

We will start to grow your knowledge of services straight away with training over a 4-6 week period. This will include full training on the topic of energy efficiency and billing. Further training in all the relevant operations and tasks will also be provided. Due to the nature of the role, training will be ongoing to ensure that employees are kept up to date with sector specific developments and new technologies.

We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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Marketing Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,609 – £29,461
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th September 2021

An experienced Marketing Officer with a commitment to tackling climate change is sought to join our Technical Directorate Marketing team in Edinburgh. Reporting to the Marketing Co-ordinator you will support the directorate to deliver high-quality, cost-effective marketing campaigns and communications in order to achieve department objectives. The team provides marketing support for innovative projects aiming to improve the energy efficiency of homes, reduce carbon and alleviate fuel poverty.

We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

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