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Events and Community Engagement Lead

Energise Sussex Coast is a community benefit society. Our mission is to work together to end fuel poverty and protect the environment through community led local green power & energy saving schemes. We provide free and impartial energy advice to members of the public, with a particular focus on those at risk of fuel poverty. We also install energy saving equipment at no cost for low income households and encourages and support energy efficiency and renewable energy generation by households and

We deliver and support decarbonisation projects for villages and neighbourhoods, train energy champions and help to create and mentor new community energy groups. We run regular popular workshops and events and look to expand our offer with this new role. This role is funded by the UK Power Networks/ Community Energy South No One Left Behind fund.

Role purpose

To organise and deliver a calendar of engaging and inspiring energy themed events across East Sussex. The events will cover the following themes: saving and sharing energy, insulation, solar and batteries, renewable heat, funding energy efficiency measures, creating healthy and mould-free homes etc. They will reach 1000 beneficiaries across the year. Events formats to include information evenings, practical skills based workshops, speaker and Q&A events, and drop in advice events.

To develop community engagement opportunities for the team of two Energy Advisors including opportunities for them to present to community  and resident groups and attend community events. Part of this role will be working together with our volunteer Energy Champions and working collaboratively with partners across East Sussex to organise, plan and fund events which have positive outcomes for communities. You will also work in collaboration with the energy and retrofit advice team to create pathways from our events to one-to-one advice with a specialist advisor.

Key Details
• Hours: 30 hours a week.
• Pay scale: £27,000 - £32,000 pro rata depending on experience.
• Fixed contract until 31st March 2025 with a strong possibility of extension if targets are achieved.
• Job location: Home based or optional hot desk in Hastings with regular events in Hastings, Rother, Eastbourne and Wealden.
• Flexible working
• Holiday: You will be entitled to leave equivalent to 33 days per year including Public Holidays, depending on your contractual hours (pro rata for part-time staff).
• Pension: If you are eligible for a workplace pension, ESC will automatically enrol you in the NEST defined contribution pension scheme in accordance with legislative requirements.
• Application closing date: 21st April 2024 (midnight)

Interviews in person on Wednesday 15th May, Hastings.

For full information and details of how to apply head to:

For any queries or any informal chat please contact Kate on [email protected] / 01424

30 hours per week
Energise Sussex Coast
Home based or optional hot desk in Hastings
Contact email: 
Sunday, April 21, 2024

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