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Energy Advisor

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,620 – £25,923
  • On site/Remote: Edinburgh or Inverness (depending upon organisational need)
  • Closing 8th July 2024

  • Advertised from 14th June 2024
  • £12.43 to £13.29 per hour. + 8% employer pension contribution. Full time or Part time hours will be considered.


£24,236 to £25,923, 37.5 hours per week for Home Energy Scotland South East.

£22,620 to £24,195 per annum,35 hours per week for Home Energy Scotland Highlands & Islands and Community Engagement and Energy Advice Services teams.

Do you dream about a more rewarding career? One with hybrid working, job permanence and career development? One where you make a real difference to people’s lives while also helping to tackle the climate change emergency? Then why not become an Energy Advisor employed by Changeworks, Scotland’s leading environmental charity delivering solutions for low carbon living?

As an Energy Advisor, you will have the opportunity to work across our range of teams to help people with expert energy advice. We provide accredited training to hone your expertise and support progression. Our supportive, inclusive advice teams will be on hand to help you settle in and share best practice.

We are looking for enthusiastic and talented Energy Advisors to help us deliver the vital Home Energy Scotland advice service in the South East and Highlands and Islands. You’ll be the first point of call for householders who need free and impartial advice about how they can lower their bills and reduce their environmental impact. You’ll also be at the forefront of Changeworks’ mission to make low carbon living a reality across Scotland. You will have experience engaging with customers and your excellent communication skills will help you support householders and relay technical information to a non-technical audience. You will require good IT skills and have a stable internet connection.

Home Energy Scotland is a free, impartial advice service funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Energy Saving Trust. Changeworks has been involved in delivering the service for 14 years, and currently manages advice centres in South East Scotland and the Highlands and Islands.

With the energy crisis affecting so many people, we are also looking for Energy Advisors to join our Community Engagement and Energy Advice Service where you’ll be at the forefront of supporting householders in fuel poverty with fuel billing, debt and advocacy support. You will have experience of providing advice to householders to support them to adopt energy efficient behaviours.

Throughout the directorate, we provide high quality advice and information on topics including energy efficiency in the home, behaviour change, renewable technologies, sustainable transport and water. We also support many people who are living in fuel poverty with access to grants and funding to keep their homes warmer for less. Along with the satisfaction of helping people on a daily basis, you’ll also receive a City and Guilds Energy Awareness qualification and join an organisation consistently rated as a fantastic place to work.

The ideal candidate and the role

To be successful in this role you should have a passion for helping and supporting people and be a confident communicator. Our advisors speak to a wide range of customers with varied enquiries on a daily basis, providing them with high quality advice tailored to their circumstances and empowering them to take action and change their behaviours.

You will join a team of customer-focused energy advisors in a fast-paced environment, taking inbound calls and making outbound calls to our existing customers. An interest in the environment and sustainability would be an advantage but is not essential, as full training will be given.

In return you can expect

We will start to grow your knowledge of our services and energy efficiency straight away. The Energy Advisor induction programme includes the City and Guilds; Energy Awareness in the Home qualification. We will support the successful applicants with ongoing coaching, mentoring and development.

Changeworks is a great place to work. We hold Investors in People Platinum accreditation (something only a few organisations in Scotland have), and we were nominated for employer of the year by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce this year. Our staff overwhelmingly would recommend us as an employer too.

The Climate Emergency has resulted in ambitious national targets to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment and reduce rates of fuel poverty. This has driven a significant increase in the number of pilot and large-scale interventions delivered by Changeworks and external organisations in this area. These include delivery of impactful energy efficiency advice to individuals, community groups, and organisations.

We are a growing organisation, and this role is crucial to the delivery of our ambitious objectives. We want to decarbonise homes in Scotland on a massive scale, and that needs talented individuals like you to help us deliver on our objectives. You’ll receive full training plus coaching and mentoring.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits including flexible working, bike to work scheme, an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.

At Changeworks, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone.

Application notes

To apply: please visit our website to complete an online application - Energy Advisor - Delivery Directorate - Changeworks

Closing date for applications: 11am, Monday 8 July 2024

Interviews: To be confirmed. Will be held in person at either our Edinburgh office or our Inverness office, or alternatively online via Microsoft Teams.

For further information about this post please contact Heather Paton at

Changeworks ~ delivering positive low carbon living.