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Low Carbon Grants Co-ordinator / Business Energy Advisor

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the team we are recruiting to

The Climate Change & Sustainability Team has an instrumental role in the delivery of the Council’s ambitions, and in particular the vision to tackle climate change and promote a green economy. The team has a major role to play in not only setting an example for others to follow but mobilising all that live and work in the city to embrace the challenges that climate change and delivering a sustainable future presents us.  

To achieve our ambition, the Climate Change & Sustainability Team carry out several key activities, including:  

  • Delivery of the Coventry & Warwickshire Green Business Programme.  

  • Environmental consultancy support for businesses.  

  • Development of the Cities’ Climate Change Strategy and Action Plans.   

  • Support to residents experiencing fuel poverty.   

  • Identifying and delivering investment opportunities and projects. 

What is the job role?

Do you want to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) based in Coventry and Warwickshire to reduce their carbon emissions?  

Are you passionate about the environment and have knowledge of energy, water and waste efficiency?  

… If so, we want to here from you!  

We are looking for a Business Energy Advisor to join our Climate Change & Sustainability Team, for a 12 month fixed term contract. 

Coventry City Council, working with Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, has secured funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support the shift towards a low carbon economy. 

Within the role you would be a key member of the team, promoting and delivering the objectives and outputs of the ERDF funded Green Business Programme. In this role, you would work directly with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve their energy and resource efficiency. 

The Business Energy Advisor will need to carry out energy and resource efficiency audits within SMEs to produce action plans, identifying potential energy saving measures which will be presented to the business. Following the audit an offering of financial support with both revenue & capital grants will be administered to assist the SMEs to deliver the recommendations.   

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has sound knowledge of environmental issues, including climate change, sustainable energy use, carbon reduction and management- both locally and globally and their relationship with businesses and the community. You will also have experience in researching and interpreting complex relevant data, making recommendations where appropriate.  

You will have a high level of verbal and written communication skills and will have a proven record in consulting and negotiating to a high level.  

When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, when writing your personal statement please demonstrate the following: 

  • Experience of undertaking energy audits and delivering carbon savings through energy, water and waste efficiency.  

  • Passion for the environment and desire to shift towards a low carbon economy. 

  • Previous experience of business engagement and relationship management. 

For more information and to discuss this opportunity, contact our Green Business Programme Lead- Matthew Dillow at or on 07951 023863.  

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): week commencing 26/04/2021

About Coventry

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

Coventry City Council

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