Reference Quantity: ST0092

Particulars of ordinary

“Group vitality” is an all-encompassing time period for folks coming to collectively to cut back vitality use and buy, handle and generate low carbon warmth and energy. Group vitality initiatives are sometimes delivered collectively, with a give attention to engagement, native management and powerful constructive local people outcomes. There at the moment are round 5000 of those neighborhood teams UK-wide which regularly have distinct, particular localised targets with an overarching advantage of tackling local weather change, vitality safety and the affordability of vitality.

A Group Vitality Specialist works in a variety of various organisations together with neighborhood vitality enterprises, native authorities, housing associations, grid community operators, and business vitality firms, with all Group Vitality Specialists using the next disciplines inside a neighborhood vitality organisation context:-

  • Figuring out acceptable renewable vitality and vitality environment friendly applied sciences for particular buildings, websites and clients, working with native communities and web site homeowners;
  • Working with low revenue/susceptible households to advise on low/no value measures and behavior modifications that may save vitality and value;
  • Modelling the monetary feasibility of initiatives, figuring out the extent of funding required and potential sources acceptable for neighborhood vitality e.g. neighborhood shares/bonds, social loans, state assist compliant grant funding;
  • Main a crew of volunteer administrators to safe funding for the venture, overseeing an efficient advertising and marketing plan to make sure enough funds are raised;
  • Organising a young for set up work, liaising with profitable contractors and neighborhood members to create a venture plan compliant with co-operative ideas;
  • Guaranteeing that each one needed sector-specific authorized agreements and contracts are in place between the neighborhood vitality organisation, web site homeowners, installers, and related authorities previous to venture graduation;
  • Utilizing sector-specific experience to watch the continuing functioning of the venture, managing upkeep, the monetary efficiency of their organisation and compliance with e.g. FCA necessities, and investor returns and neighborhood profit pot if relevant;
  • Proactively partaking in neighborhood and youth schooling round neighborhood vitality, g. assemblies/classes in faculties, displays at youth organisations and neighborhood centres;
  • Aiding in supply of collective vitality buying initiatives;
  • Assessing the social affect of every venture and potential for neighborhood

Inexperienced job titles: Group vitality specialist 

Data and understanding of:

  • Know-how: the workings of renewable vitality and related applied sciences, their relative benefits, and the flexibility to establish acceptable options for particular person
  • Vitality effectivity: of house and enterprise effectivity measures and an understanding of gas poverty, its causes, impacts, and
  • Nationwide and native grids: the workings of the Nationwide Grid, how vitality producing expertise is linked into the grid and the perform of native electrical energy
  • Laws, steerage and coverage: the legislative and coverage framework surrounding neighborhood vitality initiatives and the necessities of vitality manufacturing and sale
  • Monetary assist: the monetary, administrative and advisory assist merchandise and organisations locally vitality sector and related monetary
  • Undertaking administration: the weather and prices of neighborhood vitality schemes, together with operation and Data of various venture supply fashions and the flexibility in a crew to ship a venture from begin to end.

Expertise to:

  • Group and company engagement: Organise and coordinate conferences, workshops, and occasions with neighborhood teams and champions, enabling engagement with personal enterprises, native, and nationwide
  • Management: Display full familiarity with the neighborhood as a way to coordinate all stakeholders in a neighborhood vitality venture and make sure the pogression of actions within the venture by to
  • Negotiation: Have interaction and affect folks on the phone and in particular person, from neighborhood volunteers to these in govt positions, successfully dealing with objections and inspiring assist for neighborhood vitality
  • Communication: Generate a variety of media acceptable to the neighborhood vitality sector akin to social media posts, blogs, flyers, newsletters, and briefs to successfully disseminate data and lift
  • Public talking: Successfully ship displays and have interaction with neighborhood members and different stakeholders at public, inside, and stakeholder
  • Undertaking administration: Choose and apply acceptable venture administration ideas and strategies to the particular context of neighborhood vitality to efficiently run and full initiatives as a part of a
  • Threat administration: Establish the dangers and mitigating methods related to neighborhood vitality
  • Monetary administration: Use neighborhood vitality particular pc software program to help in monetary modelling and accounting of initiatives, deciphering data from the monetary fashions to drive neighborhood vitality initiatives to
  • Undertaking funding: Establish and apply the right neighborhood funding method to a venture’s
  • Web site and constructing analysis: Establish probably the most appropriate renewable vitality applied sciences and/or effectivity measures for implementation on a neighborhood
  • Report writing: Develop clear, structured, reviews of motion to assist the venture, tailor-made for neighborhood vitality audiences that will not have detailed information of applied sciences and
  • Information evaluation: Conduct market analysis, and gather and analyse information to justify initiatives and consider their outcomes, for instance figuring out native potential for neighborhood funding and appropriate websites for
  • Downside fixing: Anticipate points arising from the altering neighborhood vitality market and use a variety of drawback fixing strategies to to handle challenges confronted within the improvement of neighborhood vitality
  • Administration: Present administrative assist for neighborhood enterprise improvement and operations, successfully sustaining consumer information and venture
  • ICT abilities: Successfully use a keyboard, function commonplace Workplace software program and study/use related different IT programmes as required


  • Dedication: A private dedication to the ideas of environmental sustainability and stronger
  • Empathy: Means to realize an understanding of the issues and approaches of voluntary neighborhood teams as a way to inform
  • Interpersonal abilities: Means to kind sturdy skilled relationships with a various
  • Teamwork: Means to work cooperatively with people and teams to successfully obtain an outlined
  • Private accountability: Accountable and self-motivated, in a position to work with little
  • Conscientious and meticulous: Want to carry out duties to the most effective of your capacity and to make sure thorough preparation of
  • Adaptability: Means to judge the deserves of a state of affairs and be open to different
  • Flexibility: Be versatile in your method to work, adapting to altering market and coverage


The size of this apprenticeship will normally be a minimal of 24 months.


There are not any prerequisite {qualifications} for this apprenticeship, though apprentices with out degree 2 English and Arithmetic might want to obtain this degree previous to taking the top level evaluation. Particular person employers might also have entry necessities in place for roles provided along with these specified on this doc.


This can be a Degree 4 Apprenticeship 

Assessment Date

3 years or when vital change is required

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