Energy & Retrofit Partnership Officer for Groundwork NE & Cumbria

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Contract Type: Fixed term

Role Type: Employment

Hours: Full or Part time

Application deadline:

Based: Hybrid

Salary: £27,826 to 31,061 Per Annum

Salary Type: Salary Scale

Location: Northumberland

Role description: Officer

Job Title:                    Energy & Retrofit Partnership Officer

Salary:                        £27,826 - £31,061 per annum, pro rata

Term :                               Fixed term, Full time hours and part time optional (3 days minimum per week till March 2025)

Location:                         North of Tyne and homeworking


About us

Groundwork works across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. We provide training and create jobs, reduce energy use and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. Step by step we’ll go on changing places and changing lives until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong enough to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.

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About the role

Working across Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside this post will support the delivery of the North of Tyne Combined Authority’s One Stop Shop for Retrofit Advice (OSS).  The One Stop Shop will help households progress with domestic energy retrofit by offering a trusted end-to-end solution.

You will be a key resource in supporting the marketing and campaigns activities of the OSS to engage partners across our communities. Working with a team of Energy and Retrofit Advisors the Partnership Officer will develop networks and partnerships to help households pursuing domestic retrofit opportunities. They will attend ongoing Steering Group and delivery team meetings to ensure they are aware of all Shop activity and its effective coordination. The post will work closely with Local Authorities and the Combined Authority to ensure that domestic retrofit is recognised and delivered across the North of Tyne Area.

This role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure endorsed by the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

A bit about you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of community engagement and running community events/activities
  • Experienced in successful partnership working
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Strong motivation and a determination to provide excellent service to customers
  • Commitment to equality and diversity

It’s a unique and challenging role that gives you the chance to make a difference to people’s lives every day.

For an informal discussion please contact Stephen Armstrong, Communities Programme Manager (North) on 07772 976806 or

Want to apply?

Great.  All you need to do is complete the application form on our website

Energy & Retrofit Partnership Officer 

All completed applications should be emailed to

Closing date:                  Midnight on Wednesday 8th May 2024

Make yourself at home:

We want you to be yourself at Groundwork and we value everything that makes you unique. We recognise and celebrate your difference and together we make Groundwork a special and great place to work. As a Disability Confident employer we offer a guaranteed interview to applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the role.

At Groundwork we ensure that we provide a safe environment for adults, children and young people to take part in any activity or service that we organise. We are committed to creating a culture that promotes safeguarding and the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk. Our safer recruitment practices support this by ensuring that there is a consistent and comprehensive process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about candidates to ensure that all the people we appoint are suitable to work with our children, young people and adults

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