Project Officer & Energy Advisor, fixed term contract to end December 2019, possibility of extension

Location High Wycombe

Salary £33,660 per annum + benefits


37 hours per week (fixed term contract to end December 2019, possibility of extension)


The Role:

  • To help businesses identify energy and resource efficiency projects towards which they can apply for grant funding.
  • To assist businesses with the grant application and claim process.
  • Provide telephone support - to help resolve any queries and to account manage individuals through the process of applying for the grant
  • To help appraise applications, monitor the performance of funded projects and report on progress.
  • To promote grants to SMEs in Buckinghamshire through liaison with suppliers, partners, identified stakeholders and by working closely with their internal Marketing Team.
  • Ensure all key outputs, outcomes and milestones are delivered in accordance with the project plan, to secure project income in line with agreed budgets.
  • Provide first point of contact for all enquiries relating to the project delivery in Hertfordshire.
  • Work with colleagues to plan and implement promotional activities, that will reach key target markets
  • Build and develop professional working relationships with key partners and contacts within Hertfordshire, and to monitor any local sub-contractors.
  • Provide support to SMEs to help identify solutions which best meet the energy needs of the business through supporting the development of energy and resource efficiency plans and their implementation, discuss business processes and the potential for building in good practice in energy and resource management.
  • Monitor and review all work carried out for the local project both internally and externally to ensure the programme is being delivered to a high standard.
  • Maintain and submit monthly reports on project progress.
  • Ensure compliance with all processes.
  • Maintain accurate financial records for budget management purposes and ensure that match funding is recorded appropriately.
  • Undertake such other tasks as may be required from time to time.


    Person Specification: Essential Desirable
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of ways businesses can reduce energy/waste/water usage Knowledge of ERDF funding guidelines
  • Experience of selling a product or service to business customers
  • Knowledge of the local business networks in Buckinghamshire
  • A good telephone manner and experience of providing a rigorous and responsive customer-facing service
  • A keen and demonstrable interest in economic development and environmental and sustainable issues
  • A proven track record in working with businesses and/or individuals to reduce their carbon footprint
  • Experience identifying, engaging and working with key partners to promote a project or service Proven excellent project management skills and experience
  • A team player, also able to work independently Experience of using Microsoft Office and confidence in using web-based IT systems Able and willing to attend meetings and events at locations across Buckinghamshire, and occasionally further afield, and occasionally outside normal working hours
  • Educated to ‘A’ Level or above with suitable relevant experience
  • A full driving licence and access to a car insured for business use