Programme Support Officer – NI

Energy Saving Trust

Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation working to address the climate

Energy Saving Trust is a leading and trusted organisation, dedicated to promoting energy
efficiency, low carbon transport and sustainable energy use. We aim to address the climate
emergency and deliver the wider benefits of clean energy as we transition to net zero.

At Energy Saving Trust we don’t just offer jobs – we offer careers. For our people, being part
of the effort to address the climate emergency makes working for us truly meaningful and

As well as investing in our mission, we invest in our people and culture. We’re committed to
creating an engaging, supportive, and inclusive workplace for all and providing opportunities
for development, training, and growth. We also provide a range of benefits such as flexible
working, an employee assistance programme, and a wellbeing allowance. Please see our careers page for more information
on why Energy Saving Trust is a great place to work.

The team

The Northern Ireland team sit within the Energy Directorate of Energy Saving Trust. In Northern
Ireland, our main focus is to deliver the Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme
(NISEP), but we also are involved in other areas of work and deliver campaigns helping NI
householders save energy and money.

There are currently four Programme Support Officers who work very closely to support each other
in delivering NISEP and report into the Project Manager of the team. The team also includes an
Assistant Programme Manager and is headed up by the Programme Manager for NI. The team
collaborate with external stakeholders regularly and other teams of Energy Saving Trust.

The role 

We have an exciting opportunity for a well-organised individual with a pro-active mindset to
join our Northern Ireland team. The Programme Support Officer will be focusing on enabling
people in Northern Ireland create warmer homes, reduce their energy bills, and lower their
carbon footprint.

NISEP is an £8 million grant programme that provides funding for energy efficiency measures for
domestic and commercial properties. Energy Saving Trust are the Programme Administrator of
NISEP on behalf of the Utility Regulator in Northern Ireland.

The role will provide you with an inspiring opportunity to develop your programme management
experience, and develop your knowledge in the Energy Access sector, helping our vulnerable

What you’ll do 

  • Support the smooth running of the Energy Saving Trust NI programme work, ensuring compliance
    with processes and procedures.
  • A strong focus on the administration of NISEP, including assessing payment claims; reviewing
    and analysing interim reports as well as other NISEP tasks.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders as well as with Energy Saving Trust staff in other offices.

What you’ll bring 

  • You will be an excellent communicator and will be comfortable dealing with people at all
    levels. You will develop positive working relationships with all NISEP primary bidders, working
    closely with them on a day-to-day basis.
  • Strong administrative and numeric skills as well as excellent attention to detail and a
    prolific knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly excel and word.
  • Excellent organisational skills and an understanding of the importance of meeting service
    level agreements (SLAs).

This is a fixed term position until 30 June 2025. Our standard weekly hours
are 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday.

This is a full-time role and we offer all contracts on blended
(home and office-based) working.

We are open to flexible working locations (within Northern Ireland) and as standard we offer
all contracts on blended (home and office-based) working.

For more information, please see job description below.

Applications close 5pm, 29 May 2023. Interviews are intended to be held week
commencing5 June 2023.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. In your cover letter
please explain how you meet the essential areas in the job description. Please state the job
reference you are applying for in the subject line. Applications submitted without a covering
letter will not be considered.

If you think you may need additional support or adjustments made to any part of
the application/recruitment process, please get in touch with
[email protected].

The majority of our people are working from home but have access to our office in Belfast. We
will be happy to discuss this and our blended working model at the interview stage with you.

Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this
post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Our commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace

To address the urgent challenges posed by the climate emergency, we need a diversity of people,
experiences, and ideas. We strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and
with different identities and experiences to apply for roles with Energy Saving Trust. If there
is anything we can do to support you in applying, please get in touch with us at [email protected]. Please note that we will always
ensure that a fair recruitment process is followed for all candidates and appointments will be
made based on merit.

Find out more about our
commitment to diversity and inclusion here.

As per our funder contact the role needs to be NI based.

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