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Energy Efficiency Outreach Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,170 – £32,517
  • Glasgow (On site)
  • Closing 30th April 2024

  • Advertised from 16th April 2024
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed term until 31st March 2026.


Interested in joining the Links Worker Programme at the ALLIANCE? We are looking for someone dynamic, organised and with great people skills to join our well-established Links Worker Programme.

The post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering our Energy and Efficiency outreach project to Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire and will provide a specialist service to people who often experience complex social circumstances, using agreed, person-centred principles for monitoring, auditing and evaluating programme delivery

You will have:

  • Experience at delivering advice to a wide range of citizens and be familiar with benefit entitlements as well as showing empathy and understanding of the issues faced by our citizens.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the environmental, social and economic problems of deprived areas and the roles of the public, private and voluntary sectors in tackling them.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of the provision of advice to low-income households in energy efficiency or related fields.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work with limited supervision.
  • The ability to work with a wide range of people and proven experience of working with vulnerable householders, low income and/or other disadvantaged groups, including a strong understanding of the challenges faced by people living in areas of deprivation in relation to living well.
  • Tact and diplomacy when liaising with a wide range of organisations.
  • A solution-focused approach.
  • Non-discriminatory values.
  • Proven and highly effective interpersonal and communication skills in working with people on a 1:1 basis and with organisations.
  • Excellent influencing, negotiation and motivational skills in order to engage people and to enable them to take up a wide range of community services and activities.
  • Excellent networking, recording and information management skills.
  • Knowledge of facilitating service improvement and appreciation of different organisational cultures and workforce development.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • IT skills in word processing, spreadsheets, email and the internet.
  • An ability and willingness to travel extensively within the local community and wider area.

It would be desirable for you to have experience of:

  • Experience of project-based work in the fields of energy efficiency, community development and regeneration, housing, health, social policy or consumer issues.
  • Education to a degree level, equivalent qualifications, or relevant experience.
  • Experience of the preparation and delivery of presentations
  • Experience of speaking to groups

As an ALLIANCE employee you will benefit from:

  • 210 hours annual leave (equivalent of 30 days)
  • 91 days public holiday (equivalent of 13 days) that can be taken flexibly
  • Additional leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Open to flexible working (formal and informal)
  • Hybrid working – opportunity to work from home for part of the week
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Corporate rates for gym membership
  • Time of in lieu
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Carer Positive Employer

The ALLIANCE is a healthy working lives employer and encourages a healthy work life balance and is happy to talk flexible working.

The ALLIANCE recognises that in real life, great people don’t always ‘tick all the boxes’. Even if you don’t meet every point on the job description, if this role and our organisation feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you.

Application notes

For an application pack please see our website, or contact HR at

Please submit to a copy of your application form, equal opportunities monitoring form and rehabilitation of offenders form.

Closing date for applications is 9 am on Tuesday 30th April 2024.

Interviews will be held on Monday 13th May 2024.

Our vision

A Scotland where everyone has a strong voice and enjoys their right to live well with dignity and respect.

Our purpose

The ALLIANCE works to improve the wellbeing of people and communities across Scotland. We bring together the expertise of people with lived experience, the third sector, and organisations across health and social care to inform policy, practice and service delivery. Together our voice is stronger and we use it to make meaningful change at the local and national level.

We aim to:

  • Ensure disabled people, people with long term conditions and unpaid carers voices, expertise and rights drive policy and sit at the heart of design, delivery and improvement of support and services.
  • Support transformational change that works with individual and community assets, helping people to live well, supporting human rights, self management, co-production and independent living.
  • Champion and support the third sector as a vital strategic and delivery partner, and foster cross-sector understanding and partnership.

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