Programme Assistant

Energy Saving Trust

Flexible within the UK. Home-based, blended or office working from Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh or London
£23,400 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Tuesday, 21st May 2024   2 days left

Who we are

Energy Saving Trust is a leading and trusted organisation, dedicated to promoting energy efficiency, low carbon transport and sustainable energy use. We aim to address the climate emergency and deliver the wider benefits of clean energy as we transition to net zero.

At Energy Saving Trust we don’t just offer jobs – we offer careers. For our people, being part of the effort to address the climate emergency makes working for us truly meaningful and rewarding.

Here are some of the benefits we offer:

  • We offer an outstanding pension scheme including employer contributions of up to 9%, 11% or 13% (age-linked).
  • Enhanced parental leave.
  • Private BUPA insurance.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with service-linked increases as well as three goodwill days over the Christmas period.
  • Staff wellbeing allowance of up to £25 per month / £300 per year.

Please see our careers page for the full list of benefits we have to offer and why Energy Saving Trust is a great place to work.

The team

Business Energy Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government to provide free, impartial support and access to funding to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) save energy, carbon and money. As Scottish businesses try to overcome the twin challenges of high energy prices and playing their part in reducing carbon emissions, our work is more important than ever.

The role 

  • You will answer initial enquires to Business Energy Scotland and support the administration of individual cases to ensure that service users receive timely and effective support throughout their journey.
  • You will be the first point of contact for SMEs contacting Business Energy Scotland so your work will be vital in helping them start their energy saving process. After your initial contact with the business, you will forward enquiries to other members of the Business Energy Scotland team who will provide in-depth technical support.
  • You will provide administrative support across all aspects of the service to ensure that programme outputs are delivered effectively and efficiently.

What you’ll do 

  • Answer initial telephone, online and email enquiries from businesses. Response templates will be available, and you will take note of key information.
  • Provide administrative support by recording key information on a range of IT systems.
  • After you receive an initial enquiry, you will hand over the case to another member of the Business Energy Scotland team who will organise further technical support for the business.

What you’ll bring 

  • Excellent customer care skills
  • Demonstrable IT skills
  • Telephone skills/call-handling experience
  • Experience of working in office support operations
  • We value candidates who demonstrate a strong desire to learn, as we prioritise adaptability and a proactive approach to learning within the team

For more information, please see the job description on our website.

Location: Flexible within the UK. Home-based, blended or fully office based (from our offices in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh or London).

Applications close 23:59, 21 May 2024. Interviews are intended to be held on 30 & 31 May 2024.

Please click 'apply online' via our recruitment portal. We will ask for your personal details, work history and a supporting statement. Applications submitted without a supporting statement will not be considered.

Applications submitted via email will not be considered. In your supporting statement please explain how you meet the essential areas in the job description.

Reasonable adjustments: We are a Disability Confident Committed employer. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive of and accessible for, everyone.

If you think you may need additional support or reasonable adjustments made to any part of the recruitment process, please get in touch with [email protected] or call reception on +44 (0)20 7222 0101. We will do our very best to support you. 

Flexible working: We offer a range of flexible working arrangements, including working from home, compressed or part-time hours, job shares and other arrangements. There is no need to justify your preferred working pattern and we encourage our people to work in whichever way helps them to perform at their best.

We will be happy to discuss this and our blended working model at the interview stage with you.

Please note, that we are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this post. To apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Diversity and inclusion

Energy Saving Trust is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace where everyone can be themselves, with support to be their best.

We strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and with different identities and experiences to apply for roles with Energy Saving Trust.

We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and offer guaranteed interviews for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a role. Find out more here.

You can find out more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion here. 

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