Energy & Retrofit Advisor for Groundwork NE & Cumbria

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Contract Type: Fixed term

Role Type: Employment

Hours: Full time

Application deadline:

Based: Flexible

Salary: £24,735 to 27,338 Per Annum

Salary Type: Salary Scale

Location: Regionwide

Role description: Officer

Job Title:                    Energy & Retrofit Advisor

Salary:                        £24,735 - £27,338 per annum

Hours:                                37 hours per week

(Initially fixed term to March 2025 with potential to be extended)

Location:                           Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside, Newcastle South Tyneside, Durham, Northumberland


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.

About the role

Groundwork are recruiting for 7 Energy and Retrofit Advisors, one for each of the major local authorities.

Advisors will provide energy advice and raise awareness of domestic retrofit, supporting increased retrofit awareness and activity as well as working alongside staff within Local Authorities to develop and deliver projects to engage our communities and stimulate retrofit activity across the region. Energy and Retrofit Advisors will work closely with Groundwork Green Doctors supporting households suffering from fuel poverty and referring them into more specialist support where needed.

This role requires a dynamic and dedicated person who can think on their feet, someone with a caring nature who has a strong desire for helping people and is passionate about making a difference. You will need to be highly organised and adaptable as no two days will be the same.

As Groundwork's Greener Living team grows, this role offers potential for extension and progression toward a career in Energy and Retrofit Assessment.

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


  • Level 3 Domestic Retrofit Advice Course or willingness to undertake this within the first 3 months of the role.
  • Experience of running community events/ activities
  • 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 more information on the role, take a look at our candidate pack. Or 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 Advisor 

All completed applications should be emailed to

Closing date:                  Midnight on Thursday 9th 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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