Environmental Development Officer

Lochaber Environmental Group

Fort William, Lochaber
£19,600 pa (£24,500 FTE)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract


Reference: EDO20

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, environmental education

Closing date: Friday, 27th November 2020   3 days left

Lochaber Environmental Group are recruiting an Environmental Development Officer to join their Low Carbon Lochaber project. The primary responsibility of the post holder will be to promote low carbon behaviours in Lochaber through the delivery of energy advice to create warm, affordable homes and the promotion of sustainable transport such as electric vehicles.

The job is based at the Voluntary Action Lochaber Office, An Drochaid, Claggan Road, Fort William, PH33 6PH. Also working throughout the Lochaber area within the community and home based as needed.

The role and project runs until March 31st 2022.

The job is 28 hours per week (0.8 FTE), with occasional weekend or evening work required.

The salary is £24,500 pro-rata (£19,600 per annum) + 8% non-contributory pension.

This role is part of a Climate Challenge Fund project, supported by the Scottish Government through Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The post holder is required to:

  • Carry out energy surveys in domestic and commercial properties throughout Lochaber, assisting residents and businesses to reduce their carbon footprint. These currently make use of thermal imaging and electricity monitoring equipment.
  • Engage and liaise with Lochaber residents and businesses advising on energy efficient practices.
  • Engage with home-owners, businesses and other organisations to promote renewable energy and micro-renewables.
  • Work with Home Energy Scotland, Energy Saving Trust, Zero Waste Scotland and other organisations as appropriate to help households and business undertake energy efficiency improvements.
  • Organise and publicise engagement events on relevant topics (such as electric vehicles, renewable energy, waste reduction, energy efficiency, climate literacy), and support other organisations to carry out similar events.
  • Establish and/or develop links with a range of partnership organisations, including Home Energy Scotland, Fort William Town Team, Fort William Men’s Shed, Highland Council, other similar organisations and local shops.
  • Work alongside the other Project Officers to manage and administer the project, write reports, submit claims, and monitor and evaluate project data to deliver on project outcomes and targets.

Knowledge, Training and Experience required for the role:

  1. Knowledge of energy efficiency and low carbon alternatives.
  2. Strong internal organisational and team working skills.
  3. A proven commitment to environmental issues.
  4. Excellent customer care and communication skills.
  1. Experience of administration.
  2. A self-starter with an ability to work with minimum supervision.
  3. Proficient in use of basic software systems (Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook) is essential for report writing and data management.
  4. Full driving licence and access to vehicle for business purposes, travel across Lochaber is required.

Please see the full job description or check Lochaber Environmental Group website and apply for the role here.

Closing date: November 27th 2020. Interviews the week of December 14th 2020.

Please note the office is not fully staffed due to Coronavirus so the office phone may not be answered.

Please mention environmentjob.co.uk when responding to this ad.