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Energy Management Officer

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Energy Management Officer

Salary - Grade PO3 (£40,854 - £49,503)

Permanent Full time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an adaptable, enthusiastic individual to join the Housing Compliance team as Energy Management Officer.

The Department is responsible for housing advice and homelessness and housing management of our 33,000 council properties, including ensuring that fire safety standards are met, improving the energy efficiency of our stock and other services such as managing individual metering and billing.

What are we looking for?

The Energy Management Officer is a new post responsible for helping to shape and advising on the Department’s energy management strategy. This will include the management of contracts relating to energy provision, metering and billing services, electric vehicle charging points across the Council’s estates and solar PV and solar thermal installations across the housing stock.  The role will be responsible for managing and maintaining data collection and analysis and reporting on the performance of relevant contractors and systems as well as ongoing tasks associated with these areas including setting and reviewing tariffs.

This role will sit in the Housing Compliance team which is a busy team focusing on the programming, execution and recording of all Health and Safety issues relating to the Council’s housing stock including asbestos, fire safety and legionella. The team has responsibility for ensuring data is accurate and up-to-date, and monitoring and reporting on the status of compliance and risk. The postholder will project manage environmental sustainability initiatives, including the Council’s metering and billing service and ensure, through effective contract management, that contractor performance meets service delivery standards. The postholder will also ensure the Council meets statutory and regulatory requirements for energy management and that strategies, policies and procedures are effectively implemented.

We are looking for a talented and self-motivated individual with a genuine interest in energy management, environmental sustainability initiatives, and green technologies. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone keen to gain experience of managing the installation and certification of new green technologies and identifying opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement. You will have a proactive approach and willingness to build effective relationships with residents, other departmental teams and key stakeholders across the organisation. You will be a good communicator, well organised, and have excellent written, numerical and analytical skills plus sound IT abilities. With a strong knowledge of energy management issues, you will be keen to put this knowledge into practice in a busy local authority.

Rewards and Benefits

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know. 

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work! 

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 40 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. 

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. 

Indicative Recruitment Timeline: 

Closing Date: Sunday 25th February 2024

Shortlisting Date: W/C 26th February 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Useful Information: 

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. 

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. 

Important Information: 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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