Energy Trainer (North)

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Home based in mainland Scotland (must reside north of the central belt), with frequent travel
  • Closing 1st June 2022

  • Advertised from 12th May 2022
  • 21 hours per week. Fixed term to 31/07/2024.


Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.

We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Friendship Line and much more.

We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.

Our Information & Project team are looking for a part time Energy Trainer to:

  • To develop and deliver online (zoom) and face-to-face energy advice workshops for older people in Scotland and those who support them.
  • Workshops will promote awareness of issues including:
    • Facts and myths about energy efficiency
    • The health-related impacts of living in a cold home
    • Specialist support such as the priority services register and warm home discount
    • New developments including smart meters, scams and fire safety and carbon monoxide regulations
    • Energy tariff, shopping around and current schemes to promote energy efficient homes
    • Sustainable living
    • The information and advice available from Age Scotland
  • Share the administration and delivery of social security online and face-to-face training.
  • Training corporate partners about the issues people face in later life.
  • Collect qualitative and quantitative feedback for project evaluation.
  • Support the development of Age Scotland’s energy related information resources.

This is a home based role, therefore the successful candidate will be required to have a suitable work space with a good broadband connection. IT equipment will be provided.

In return for your expertise and commitment to our values you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance, a range of learning and development opportunities, optional healthcare benefits and a contributory pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 9%.

If you have the skills, experience and ambition required to fulfil this role, then please apply now.

Application notes

Full details of the role are available from our website: Alternatively, you can call 0333 323 2400.

Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 1st June 2022.

Interviews will take place via Zoom (video conferencing software) on Monday 13th June 2022.

Age Scotland, part of the Age Network, is an independent charity dedicated to improving the later lives of older people on the ageing journey, within a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in Scotland. Reg No: 153343 Charity No: SC010100. Registered Office: Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PR.