Senior Partnership Officer (Maternity Cover)

  • Part time
  • £35,638 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh (hybrid of office and home working)
  • Closing 19th July 2024

  • Advertised from 21st June 2024
  • 21 hours per week. Maternity Cover - 9 months fixed term contract with possible 3 months extension.


Are you great at building networks and promoting services? Do you have an eye for a great collaboration project?

The Home Energy Scotland team in South East Scotland is hiring a Senior Partnership Officer to lead a small team in a diverse range of partnerships from local authorities, advice services and specialist charities. We work with over 100 organisations to make our service accessible and to maximise the support available for people across South East Scotland. The team work across six local authorities with a range of housing, energy, and demographics. A practical understanding of these and the causes of fuel poverty are desirable.

Our partnership team is key to reaching those most in need of our advice with a particular focus on supporting low income families; working in the health sector; and providing access to ethnic minority households. If you have experience in these sectors, we would love to speak to you.

This role is undertaken as a job share and offered on a part-time basis - we are open to discussing how you would see this working for you.

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 16 years, and currently manages advice centres in South East Scotland and the Highlands and Islands.

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 area-based domestic energy efficiency retrofit and decarbonisation projects and programmes.

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 - Senior Partnership Officer (Maternity Cover) in Hybrid Edinburgh - Changeworks

Closing date for applications: 12pm, Friday 19 July 2024

Interviews: To be held in person at our Edinburgh office on Thursday 25 July 2024

For further information about this post please contact Jamie Gray at

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