Closing date: Sunday, 5th June 2022
Do you want to make a difference in the fight against climate change?
We are seeking a School Support and Data Officer for Energy Sparks, a charity working towards a sustainable future in which the school community is at the heart of measurable action to tackle climate change. Energy Sparks equips children and young people with the knowledge, skills, and tools to take practical action in their school and wider community to reduce carbon emissions. We enable school leaders, staff and communities to better understand and reduce their school’s energy consumption and introduce wider measures to reduce their carbon footprint. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to climate change by supporting the delivery of data driven learning opportunities to teach young people how to cut carbon emissions in their schools.
Application deadline: 5th June 2022
To start July 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter
Energy Sparks (https://energysparks.uk/) is an online energy analysis tool and energy education programme specifically designed to help schools reduce their electricity and gas usage through the analysis of smart meter data. Energy Sparks helps pupils and the wider school community to reduce their school’s carbon emissions, and make a real contribution to addressing the 'climate emergency'. Energy Sparks started in 2017 in Bath, and is now working with 275 schools across the UK. We’ve attracted significant funding from government and charitable trusts and foundations to extend our support to 750 schools by summer 2023. All staff work remotely with the core staff team based in the Bath area.
As the headteacher of one of our participating schools said:
'Energy Sparks has enabled children at Freshford to investigate how energy is used in different parts of the school and devise strategies to reduce the school's consumption. The children's enthusiasm was kick-started by the competitive element and they’ve worked effectively with staff and the local community to think innovatively about what we can do to reduce our impact on the environment and reduce costs. The children developed and presented evidence-based initiatives to the school's business managers, securing installation of energy-efficient lighting and kitchen equipment, movement-sensor-switches, and a solar-panel campaign.
The Energy Sparks resources are inspirational, powerful and transformational tools for all schools that will enable them to reduce their CO2 footprint, save money and help children to develop a powerful can-do attitude towards the challenges of global warming.'
School Support and Data Officer Role
This will be a varied role within a small staff team and an ability to embrace a diversity of tasks is essential.
Full training on our system, energy data, and energy savings will be provided, so prior experience of energy data is not necessary.
Application deadline: 5th June 2022
Please send the following by email to [email protected]:
Applicants are encouraged to find out more about Energy Sparks at http://www.energysparks.uk
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact, Claudia Towner, Energy Sparks CEO on [email protected] or 01225 723924
To be considered for this role, all applicants must currently have the right to work in the UK or will have secured the right to work in the UK by the date of commencement of employment.
Energy Sparks is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.