Monday, 9 October 2017

Energy Agency Job Vacancy - Fuel Poverty Project Officer

Post Title Project Officer – Fuel Poverty Dumfries and Galloway

Salary £23,707 - £24,419 (SCP47 - 49) per annum plus contributory pension

Contract Length Temporary post to 30 September 2019

Workplace The Hub Dumfries (3 days per week); Energy Agency (2 days per week)

The Energy Agency manages energy efficiency programmes on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Council. This project is funded by the Council as part of its’ Tackling Poverty Strategy.

The project will assist fuel poor households throughout Dumfries and Galloway with in-home advice, referrals for energy saving measures and income maximisation, along with a budget for small works to assist the reduction of energy in the home where conventional national schemes are unavailable.

A Project Officer (PO) will be employed by the Energy Agency and based in Dumfries and Galloway. The PO will build up a caseload of clients who will be referred to the service from various routes including health, social work and housing.

The PO will work closely with all stakeholders including contractors, installers, office based staff and Council staff. The role involves assistance, lone working, team working, networking and administration skills.

Full details and an application form here.

Closing Date: 29th October 2017
Interviews: 3rd November 2017

Applicants called for interview will be required to deliver a 6 minute Presentation on ‘How to Plan and Deliver this Fuel Poverty Project’

Venue: The Hub
24-26 Friars Vennel

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Energy Agency wins National Award for Project Management Company of the Year

The Energy Agency won the National Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Award 2017 for Project Management Company of the Year.

The award was presented at a Gala Dinner on Friday 29th September at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. The event was hosted by Dan Walker and awards presented by Sir Lenny Henry.

Liz Marquis, Director and Alan McGonigle, Deputy Director accepted the award and was  joined by sponsors of the category, Johnstone's

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Energy Agency wins Best in Scotland - Large Scale Project of the Year 2017

The Energy Agency has won first prize for the Best in Scotland category for Large Scale Project of the Year at the Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Awards 2017.

The Energy Agency in partnership with the Local Authorities of South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway and NHS Ayrshire & Arran, were awarded first prize at the Scotland Regional Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Award 2017. The award recognises excellence in large scale projects that help householders reduce their energy bills, tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions.  It also recognises excellent customer service and quality workmanship.

The Energy Agency manages the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Schemes on behalf of the 3 local authorities and are funded by Scottish Government.
The schemes install solid wall insulation in targeted fuel poor communities with hard to treat homes. In partnership with NHS Ayrshire & Arran, research is taking place into the health impact of these improvements.

The winners were announced at an Annual Dinner in Glasgow on 2nd March 2017 and presented by the category sponsor ‘Area Eco, supporting sustainable communities’

Photo from left to right - Ernie Tew East Ayrshire Council, Cassandra Dove Energy Agency, Chris Carroll South Ayrshire  Council, Ian Cuthbert Energy Saving Trust, Alan McGonigle Energy Agency, Liz Marquis Energy Agency