Green Doctor Trainee

Groundwork North East & Cumbria

Westmorland in Furness - based in Barrow, Cumbria

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 23rd February 2024   Closes today

Green Doctor Trainee
Organisation: Groundwork North East & Cumbria
Contract Type: 12 Months, Fixed term
Weekly Hours: 37 hours per week
Working Pattern: Monday – Friday – 8.30am-4.30pm, flexibility is required
Rate of Pay: £12.00 per hour
Responsible to: Project Manager
Location: Westmorland in Furness- based in Barrow.
Anticipated Start Date: 8th April 2024

Job Summary

The Green Doctor Trainee will work alongside our experienced Green Doctors (Groundwork community workers who specialise in providing energy advice) to help residents use energy efficiently, reduce bills, and to stay warm and well in their homes.

The role will include supporting customers by telephone, travelling extensively in the local area to deliver home energy visits, fitting small energy-saving measures (sometimes involving working at height), and taking part in promotional activities to spread the word about our service.

You will learn how to use equipment and tools, gather and record data accurately, and ultimately provide high-quality advice to help people who are most in need.

We are seeking an individual who is motivated to develop a career in the energy advice sector, and who is committed to supporting vulnerable people to act more sustainably, to stay warm and well in their homes, and to reduce their household bills.

The ideal candidate would be approachable, professional and motivated to learn. We’ll help you to gain the technical qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience needed, provided you commit to a structured programme of learning alongside other Trainees. The role will involve working in communities and supporting vulnerable people in their homes, so interpersonal skills and a commitment to working safely and responsibly will be critical. As part of a small team, communication and team-working skills will be essential, as well a willingness to travel to support customers within an agreed geographical area.

Closing date: Midnight on Friday 23rd February 2024


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