• Reference: EC260
  • Salary: £28,357.00 - £34,833.00 per annum
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Posted on: 13 June 2022
  • Interview date: -
  • Division: Crawley Homes
  • Positions: 1
  • Grade: G - H
  • Working hours: 37 per week
  • Closing date: 04 July 2022
  • Location: Town Hall, Crawley
  • Category: Housing
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About the role

Crawley is an exciting place to work, with a vibrant town centre and excellent transport connections. We are about to move to a brand-new Town Hall so it is a great time to join us as we transition to our new state of the art offices with exceptionally designed spaces that will facilitate collaborative working. By joining us you can also benefit from the following:

  • Agile working allowing for a combination of home and office working
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Payment of professional fees
  • Supportive work environment and great team working

We are a stock retained authority with 8,400 homes plus sheltered and hostel accommodation under our management, the stock is managed by the Crawley Homes division of the council. 

We are passionate about the services we deliver and our commitment to climate change. Crawley Homes is one of the leading social housing providers in the region who have already made significant progress on understanding how to retrofit our homes through our project with Liberty Gas and Southampton University. Having completed a number of retrofit pilots we are ready to roll out our approach and develop our decarbonisation strategy. 

We are looking to recruit to this new role of Energy Efficiency Officer to assist us with the delivery of our energy efficiency projects to ensure the council meets its NetZero decarbonisation agenda and climate change declaration commitments. It is therefore an exciting time to join us to ensure you are part of this important agenda.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Knowledge and ability to develop and implement the Crawley Homes Decarbonisation Strategy and action plan
  • Ability to work with key partners to achieve our commitments
  • Plan, install and maintain our energy efficiency programmes
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of various technologies including solar PV, battery store systems, external wall, cavity and loft insulation
  • Experience and ability to work and consult with residents on retrofitting and energy efficiency 

You need to be highly motivated and able to work independently and as part of a very busy dynamic multi-skilled team, having the technical & professional skills to deliver the work as set out in the job description.

It would be an advantage, although not essential, if you have worked within a social housing maintenance/project management environment with a strong background in working on Energy Efficiency projects.

Additional information

Flexible working - curently office 2 days per week.

A full current UK driving licence will be a requirement of the role.

Casual user car allowance - currently under review.

May be required to work at a contractor’s premises.

Satisfactory clearance of a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required as part of this role.

Employee benefits

We offer a generous employee benefits package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.

Our way of working

Our shared values and behaviours reflect the special nature of our council. We encourage all colleagues to put them into practice, whatever job they do. Take a look to see if we are the perfect match.

Safer recruitment

Crawley Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

How to apply

Click the Apply button to complete your application online. Please ensure that the reference details you supply are for your current or most recent employer and that any gaps in employment are covered on your application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a fully completed application form.

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, email tim.honess@crawley.gov.uk, Asset Manager or call on 01293 438638 or alan.moore@crawley.gov.uk, Mechanical, Electrical & Energy Manager or call on 07768 054771.

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