Local Authority Co-ordinator

National Energy Action

Local Authority Co-ordinator (Job Ref: R36) 
Location: Flexible in UK / Hybrid 
2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Full / Part Time Hours – Job Share will be considered 
£30,716 – £35,379 (Scale SO1-SO2, Points 23 – 28) (Plus London Weighting if applicable) + 11.5% non-contributory pension 


We are National Energy Action (NEA) – and our vision is to end fuel poverty; our work to
improve and promote energy efficiency brings social, environmental, housing and employment
benefits. We believe everyone should be able to afford to keep their homes warm and safe,
however, low incomes, high energy bills and poor energy efficiency currently deny this to
millions of households across the UK.

Since 2021, the number of people plunged into fuel poverty has skyrocketed. The energy crisis
has resulted in millions of people unable to stay safe and warm in their own homes. Our figures
show that the number of UK households in fuel poverty increased from 6.7 million to a new high
of 7.5 million in April 2023. Our services have never been in more demand. We are investing in
our Fundraising and Partnerships Team, to ensure we can raise as much as possible to help
people facing fuel poverty.

NEA’s teams are friendly, knowledgeable and are dedicated to what we do. We are proud of our
expertise and proud of the service we deliver to our clients. 

We offer colleagues a friendly, rewarding workplace and the chance to build a worthwhile career
with a not-for-profit organisation that is proud to make a genuine difference to people’s lives
each and every day. 


As part of our ongoing work to eradicate fuel poverty we have a unique opportunity to join us
in the position of Local Authority Co-ordinator, delivering on a wide range of work programmes.

This post provides an exciting opportunity to supervise, deliver and lead on stakeholder and
community engagement across a region to support the delivery of NEA’s work programme. The role
will help deliver projects that can change lives, particularly during the energy crisis. NEA’s
project work aims to bring improvements to the health and wellbeing of low income and
vulnerable householders through one-to-one advice, group awareness sessions, upskilling and
sharing of best practice. 

You will work with the Project Development Manager to identify and develop new programmes of
work, including preparation of funding applications and presentation of funding proposals to
relevant funding bodies.

You will also work with the Head of Policy and Public Affairs to help with the development of
policy at a regional / local level, to complement our national advocacy programme.

You will be responsible for the delivery of a range of projects, which will demonstrate good
practice in delivery of affordable warmth for low income and vulnerable householders. This will
require an understanding of the development of partnership working with local authorities,
housing providers, energy sector partners and community sector or health sector agencies.

What you will need to succeed 

You will have demonstrable experience of working on projects in the fields of energy
efficiency, community development and regeneration, housing, social policy or consumer issues,
with a good awareness of the environmental, social and economic problems of deprived areas and
the roles of the public, private and voluntary sectors in tackling them.

You will have knowledge of energy efficiency and financial support measures available
households – with the ability to work with a wide range of people and proven experience of
working with low-income households and/or other disadvantaged groups. 

With such an array of opportunities you will need to have a high attention to detail, the
ability to multi-task and be exceptionally organised.

Your base location is negotiable, with some infrequent travel on an ad-hoc basis.

Most staff are currently working from home on a temporary basis; however, this role can be a
mixture of office/home working. Office locations will be discussed with candidates at
interview. Post holders must be resident within the UK and be able to provide evidence of their
Right to Work in the UK.

We are offering:

  • £30,716 – £35,379 (Scale SO1-SO2, Points 23 – 28) (plus £3,300 London Weighting if
  • 11½% non-contributory pension
  • 25 days annual leave plus 3 additional days in between Christmas New Year Period when our
    offices close; plus, all public holidays per annum
  • Flexible working arrangements including the opportunity for Hybrid working
  • Enhanced family friendly payments
  • Employee Assistance Programme

The job description provides a list of the duties of the post and the person specification
provides the list of essential and desirable criteria.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 7 June 2023 at 5.00 pm. Interviews will be held
w/c 12 June 2023 virtually. Full details of this post and an application form are available on
our website.

Please note CVs will not be accepted as part of the application process. No agency or
advertising enquiries please.

NEA aims to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all people with
the necessary skills and experience for the post.

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