Westminster City Council has set an ambitious target for the council to have achieved net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and for the City of Westminster by 2040. Alongside this considerable challenge, the current cost of living crisis has meant it is even more necessary to support Westminster’s residents to become more energy efficient and reduce the impacts of fuel poverty.
In this newly created role, you’ll support the Climate Emergency Programme, working with Members, council officers and city partners as the lead advisor on domestic energy efficiency and fuel poverty in Westminster.
You will lead on the design, development and management the council’s fuel poverty and domestic energy efficiency support services, driving new projects and initiatives aimed at enhancing these further. You’ll work to identify Westminster’s most vulnerable residents and ensure Westminster’s homes meet the needs of a net zero carbon future.
You’ll play a fundamental role in ensuring that teams across the council understand the services available and how they can work with external partners to prioritise the energy needs of residents. You’ll promote best practices to improve housing EPC ratings, help develop an effective model of delivery for owner-occupiers and ensure that a fuel poverty support model is in place to identify and support our most vulnerable residents.
Tackling the Climate Emergency is one of the biggest challenges facing the Council. This role provides the opportunity to be an integral part of an exciting and dynamic programme, which touches the lives of everyone that lives, works and visits our city, at a time where unprecedented costs have increased scrutiny on energy consumption and efficiency.
- To lead the design, development and management of the council’s fuel poverty and domestic energy efficiency support services, creating and delivering related projects to enhance these initiatives.
- To identify potential funding sources, develop business cases and deliver bids to secure external funding to support the delivery of energy efficiency and fuel poverty projects.
- To collaborate with internal teams and external experts to see how retrofit schemes can be best utilised to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy bills.
- To train and upskill front-line teams providing support to vulnerable residents, ensuring these teams have a thorough understanding of the services the council provides related to energy efficiency.
- To work closely with our Engagement and Communities teams to promote the support services and encourage behavioural change.
- To monitor and evaluate the impact of energy efficiency, fuel poverty and carbon reduction activities implemented in Westminster, driving continuous improvement to ensure a high-quality service.
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