Thurrock is home to one of the most exciting regeneration programmes in the country and continues to attract significant public and private sector investment. Our regeneration programmes are expected to deliver 18,500 homes and 26,000 jobs by 2021. This scale of growth brings its own challenges and currently Thames Gateway South Essex is generating 13% of the East of England’s industrial and commercial carbon emissions.
Responding to this challenge Thurrock and partners across the South East Local Enterprise Partnership have secured European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) resources to introduce the ‘Low Carbon across the South East’ (LOCASE) Programme. This programme will support a shift towards a low carbon economy through targeted business support, knowledge transfer and grants.
With an excellent track record in ERDF programme delivery Thurrock is taking the lead in delivering one of the key work packages in the LOCASE Programme. We are, understandably, very keen to maintain our excellent track record and are looking for an exceptional ERDF Business Energy Advisor to join our team. Our ideal candidate will have:
- Good knowledge of the Low Carbon policy agenda and related environmental initiatives in respect of business efficiency, locally, nationally and in Europe;
- Knowledge and understanding of European Structural Investment funds, especially ERDF;
- Experience of influencing, giving advice to and building effective relationships with local businesses and business organisation;
- Experience of conducting energy audits (diagnostics) within businesses, interrogating data and producing high quality energy efficiency analysis and reports; and
- Experience of economic development programmes.
The Business Energy Advisor will be part of the project delivery team and will liaise closely with ERDF delivery teams across SELEP’s Growth Hub network. They will need to ensure that project activities related to diagnostic assessment and energy efficiency advice are delivered effectively across the BEST Growth Hub region (Essex, Southend and Thurrock) and that agreed outputs are achieved. They will be expected to divide their time between the Civic Offices in Grays, BEST Growth Hub in Southend, and attending business premises and events across the region to support the delivery and promotion of the project. The initial contract duration is expected to be for 6 months with the prospect of extension.
Please be aware that Thurrock Council are undertaking a pay review which will affect the grading of this vacancy – full details will be provided at conditional offer stage to the preferred candidate
Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.
We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.
Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.
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