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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Marketing Assistant

  • Full time
  • £21,283 – £23,151
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th August 2018

An experience marketing assistant with a commitment to tackling climate change is sought to join our Programme Management team in Edinburgh. Reporting to the Marketing Co-ordinator you will support the Programme Management department to deliver high quality, cost effective marketing campaigns and communications in order to achieve department objectives. This work will also support the delivery of Changeworks’ goals and strategic plan.

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Top job! Senior Project Officer – Community Engagement

  • Full time
  • £28,973 – £31,560
  • Peebles
  • Closing 6th August 2018

An experienced project officer with a commitment to tackling climate change is sought to manage an area-based environmental programme currently based in Peebles. You will be working with the local community to deliver an integrated programme of Changeworks activities to pilot an area-based approach to promote low carbon living and working and tackling fuel poverty. The initial focus of the programme will be to deliver an energy efficiency and demand reduction programme – part of the Scottish Borders Council delivery of Energy Efficiency Scotland. This could be expanded to include a range of other activities including waste prevention and transport. Travel across the Scottish Borders region will be necessary as well as some travel to the head office in Edinburgh.

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Energy Advisor – Home Energy Scotland

  • Full time
  • £19,702 – £21,076
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th August 2018

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 about energy efficiency.

Our induction programme is an SQA accredited qualification, and successful candidates will also complete a City and Guilds qualification on Energy Awareness in the home.

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 bank holidays per year.

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Senior Project Administrator

  • Full time
  • £20,161 – £21,822
  • Peebles
  • Closing 24th September 2018

An experience project administrator with a commitment to tackling climate change is sought to support an area-based environmental programme currently based in Peebles. You will be working with the local community to deliver an integrated programme of Changeworks activities to pilot an area-based approach to promote low carbon living and working and tackling fuel poverty. The initial focus of the programme will be to deliver an energy efficiency and demand reduction programme – part of the Scottish Borders Council delivery of Energy Efficiency Scotland. This could be expanded to include a range of other activities including waste prevention and transport. Travel across the Scottish Borders region may be necessary as well as some travel to the head office in Edinburgh.

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

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Senior Project Officer – Community Engagement

  • Full time
  • £28,973 – £31,560
  • Burntisland
  • Closing 17th September 2018

An experience project officer with a commitment to tackling climate change is sought to manage an area-based environmental programme currently based in Burntisland. You will be working with the local community to deliver an integrated programme of Changeworks activities to pilot an area-based approach to promote low carbon living and working and tackling fuel poverty. The initial focus of the programme will be to deliver an energy efficiency and demand reduction programme – part of the Fife Council delivery of Energy Efficiency Scotland. This could be expanded to include a range of other activities including waste prevention and transport. Travel across Fife will be necessary as well as some travel to the head office in Edinburgh.

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

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Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,398 – £28,119
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st September 2018

An experienced Project Officer is sought to join our Programme Management department in Edinburgh.

Working closely with the Project Manager and other project staff you will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of area-based projects with a primary focus of installing energy efficiency measures such as insulation. The main responsibilities within the role include community engagement, chairing project meetings, managing appointed contractors and the quality of their work, and stakeholder reporting.

You must work well individually and as part of a team with strong organisational and time management skills. An enthusiasm for energy efficiency and alleviating fuel poverty is a must.

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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Top job! Operations Director

  • Full time
  • £53,642 – £61,587
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st October 2018

Changeworks will shortly launch a new strategic plan and as part of that plan a new post of Operations Director has been created to help achieve our ambitions, secure future growth and successfully achieve our strategic goals and objectives. Exciting times in Changeworks’ development, one of Scotland’s largest environmental charities with over 30 years’ experience in sustainability.

We are looking for an outstanding individual with a passion for the environment and a strong track record of management and delivery of contracted services in both third and private sectors.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you will have proven experience in leading successful teams, building strong partnerships, managing people and cross departmental working, demonstrating excellent communication skills at senior management, stakeholder and employee levels.

The Operations Director will oversee the delivery of the Scottish Government funded Home Energy Scotland advice centres in the South East of Scotland and Highlands and Islands on behalf of Energy Saving Trust and a range of customer facing fuel poverty, energy efficiency, renewable technology and waste prevention programmes. Responsible for directing senior managers the Operations Director will ensure all targets, KPIs and reporting requirements for contracts and funders are met.

The Operations Director will also have an important role in leading the development of new and existing services and growing the range of funders. Working closely with colleagues in our Technical and Strategy Directorates, you will help drive a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring innovation is central to the delivery of all services and optimising the use of digital technology to improve service delivery.

This is a unique opportunity to establish a new role at an exciting time in the growth of Changeworks. In addition to career development, we offer an excellent employee benefits package and pension. The Operations Director will lead teams delivering services across Scotland and therefore will be required to travel regularly with overnight stays.

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Affordable Warmth Advisor

  • Full time
  • £22,433 – £24,617
  • Inverness
  • Closing 4th October 2018

Changeworks’ runs a very successful fuel billing, energy advice and advocacy service for vulnerable householders across East Lothian, Edinburgh and Midlothian, Borders, West Lothian and Highland regions. We are now seeking to recruit additional advisor capacity within the Affordable Warmth Team, to be based in our Inverness office. We are therefore seeking energetic and supportive individuals with a ‘can do’ attitude to deliver affordable warmth advice.

You will be highly organised with excellent written and spoken communication skills and a mature, responsible and client focussed attitude. An energy or advice providing background is desirable, as is experience of working with disadvantaged people and knowledge of fuel poverty. A driving licence is highly desirable.

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Relationship Officer - Home Energy Scotland, South East Scotland

  • Full time
  • £25,398 – £28,119
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th October 2018

Do you have a passion for people and the environment? Are you outgoing and see opportunity in every conversation? Are you able to inspire people to take action? If this sounds like you, then we would like to hear from you because we have an exciting opening for an enthusiastic, customer focused Relationship Officer.

As Relationship Officer for Home Energy Scotland South East, you will have the opportunity to build and maintain partnerships with organisations across the South East of Scotland helping to tackle fuel poverty and reducing carbon. Increasing the number of customers we engage with; encouraging them to make changes, helping them to have a more sustainable future and supporting them to access any funding available.

The ideal candidate and the role

We are looking for a dynamic person who is a confident self-starter with an energetic approach to networking, to enable us to increase the number of partners and organisations we work with, developing and delivering events.

You will be responsible for delivering key targets and will get a buzz from creating new opportunities, while delivering a great customer service that makes your contacts proud to work in partnership with Home Energy Scotland. Giving presentations will be second nature to you, whether that’s to a small community group or senior managers in larger corporate organisations.

Ideally you will have a proven track record in a relationship management role or can demonstrate how you have built successful long-term relationships; most importantly you will have the impact to make a difference. On the job training will be provided on energy efficiency, renewables and the full range of services we provide.

You will join a customer focused team with a passion to make a difference. An interest in the environment and sustainability would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be given.

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, what you can expect

We’ll give you plenty of support with a comprehensive induction programme. You will also be required to complete a recognised City & Guilds qualification in Energy

Awareness. With ongoing coaching, mentoring and development we will support you to grow your knowledge of our services and energy efficiency.

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 Project Officer – Community Engagement

  • Full time
  • £28,973 – £31,560
  • Home and community-based covering Argyll (Lomond Shore, Arrochar & Tarbet)
  • Closing 29th October 2018

An experienced project officer with a commitment to tackling climate change is sought to manage an area-based environmental programme currently based in Argyll. You will be working with the local community to deliver an integrated programme of Changeworks activities to pilot an area-based approach to promote low carbon living and working and tackling fuel poverty. The initial focus of the programme will be to deliver an energy efficiency and demand reduction programme – funded by Energy Efficiency Scotland in Argyll. This could be expanded to include a range of other activities including waste prevention and transport. Travel across Argyll will be necessary as well as some travel to the head office in Edinburgh.

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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Top job! Centre Manager, Home Energy Scotland Highlands and Islands

  • Full time
  • £43,633 – £50,047
  • Inverness
  • Closing 5th November 2018

Do you thrive on the challenge of motivating a highly skilled team to achieve demanding targets and make a positive difference for householders and the environment?

We are looking for an outstanding manager with a passion for achieving carbon savings and reducing fuel poverty for households across the Highlands and Islands.

You will have proven experience in leading successful teams, building strong partnerships, managing people and cross team working. You will also demonstrate excellent communication skills at senior management, external stakeholder and employee levels.

The Centre Manager is responsible for delivering the Scottish Government funded Home Energy Scotlandadvice centre contract in the Highlands and Islands on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust. You will ensure all targets, performance measures and reporting requirements are successfully met.

A sound knowledge of the Highlands Islands area along with an ability to foster strong, collaborative partnerships is vital.

Changeworks delivers the Home Energy Scotland advice centres in both the Highlands and Islands and South East Scotland under contracts managed by the Energy Saving Trust. The Centre Manager will report to Changeworks’ Operations Director.

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Energy Advisior

  • Full time
  • £18,389 – £19,671
  • Inverness
  • Closing 5th November 2018

Changeworks is a leading environmental charity and social enterprise in Scotland. We give people and organisations practical support to live and work more sustainably. We deliver the Home Energy Scotland service in the Highlands and Islands and south east Scotland.

We are looking for an Energy Advisor with the drive and enthusiasm to provide free and impartial energy advice to householders over the phone and at events. You will also advise householders in fuel poverty to help them make their homes warmer and save money on their fuel bills.

You will have experience working in a customer facing organisation. Your excellent communication skills will help you engage with householders and relay some technical information in a non-technical audience. You will have good IT skills and be good at listening.

You will need to be self-motivated to deliver results and enjoy working as part of a team that offers strong peer support.

This opportunity offers a challenging and stimulating position in the environmental and charity sector.

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Top job! Senior Quality and Improvement Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,922 – £43,633
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th November 2018

The new post of Senior Quality and Improvement Manager has been created to help achieve the ambitious strategic goals and objectives in Changeworks’ new strategic plan. This exciting time in our development sees renewed focus on excellence, quality and improvement to deliver low carbon living for everyone in Scotland.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual with the drive to ensure Changeworks is an outstanding, quality driven organisation operating as a role model in our field.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive, you’ll have a proven track record for identifying, developing and delivering quality improvement initiatives and embedding business process improvements across organisations. You will have strong attention to detail as well as the ability to see the big picture.

Working at all levels across Changeworks, you will also lead the measurement and continual improvement of our environmental impact, deliver digital improvement strategies across the organisation, oversee Data Protection compliance and coordinate the attainment and maintenance of quality and environmental accreditations.

This is a unique opportunity to join a new team with a new strategy and a clear remit to drive performance improvement across the organisation. In addition to career development, we offer an excellent employee benefits package and pension.

Changeworks is one of Scotland’s largest environmental charities with over 30 years’ experience in sustainability. We work with organisations, communities and individuals to deliver practical solutions that reduce carbon emissions, fuel poverty and waste by managing resources more efficiently. We are a national organisation with around 200 employees and volunteers in Edinburgh, Inverness, Shetland, Orkney, the Western Isles and Argyll.

Passion, integrity, innovation, collaboration and empowerment are the values which drive us. We aim to inspire and enable people to live and work more sustainably.

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Affordable Warmth Team Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £28,973 – £31,560
  • Edinburgh based with travel across Scotland
  • Closing 28th November 2018

Energetic, positive minded individual required to manage and support the Affordable Warmth Team at Changeworks.

You will be experienced in managing or supervising people and be able to lead and inspire a passionate and dedicated team of outreach advisors working with vulnerable householders. A strong team player, you will be highly organised with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a good working knowledge of the domestic energy and fuel poverty sectors. You will also be an experienced project manager that understands the importance of robust evaluation of project outcomes and be committed to delivering excellent customer service.

If you are passionate about improving peoples living environment and delivering excellent customer service and have a solutions-orientated, positive approach, we would love to hear from you. The position requires travel across rural areas, a driver’s licence is desirable.

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

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Senior Project Administrator (s)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,161 – £21,822
  • Burntisland
  • Closing 6th December 2018

An experience project administrator with a commitment to tackling climate change is sought to support an area-based environmental programme currently based in Burntisland. You will be working with the local community to deliver an integrated programme of activities to pilot an area-based approach to promote low carbon living and working. The initial focus of the programme will be to deliver an energy efficiency and demand reduction programme – part of Fife Council’s delivery of Energy Efficiency Scotland. Travel across the Fife region may be necessary as well as some travel to the head office in Edinburgh.

This post is equivalent to one full time post of 35 hours per week and will include working regularly for 4 hours on Saturdays on a rota basis. We welcome applications for part-time/job share positions (17.5 hours per week, covering mornings, afternoons or 2.5 full days). Please indicate your availability in a covering note with your application. 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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Volunteering

Waste Wise Volunteer

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Advice / Information Giving

20th March 2018

Typical activities we might ask our volunteers to carry out, usually alongside a member of staff, include: Hosting a stall / attending a community event; Delivering or supporting the delivery of a talk or workshop to a community group; Interviewing people about waste and recyclin… Read more

Heat Hero Volunteer

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Advice / Information Giving

20th March 2018

As a Heat Hero volunteer you will deliver face to face advice and support at home visits to people aged 50+, helping them understand how to better control energy usage in their homes, so that they can better afford their heating. Wheelchair users are welcome to apply though may b… Read more