Friday 13th May 2022

1235 Environmental Sustainability Advisor (Graduate) - Bernicia

This post offers an opportunity for the successful candidate to influence corporate strategy in relation to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability including affordable warmth, Net Zero targets which has an impact across the business.

Environmental Sustainability Advisor (Graduate)



Confident, proud and passionate people are the driving force of our success and if this is you, then together we will really make a difference.

We’re building Bernicia to be a business people want to be a part of.  We’ve already got an enviable reputation as one of the North East’s largest and most successful housing providers; building, renting, selling and managing homes as well as providing services to over 60,000 customers.

We deliver what we say we will, something that our customers and partners can rely on, which is all part of the engaging, exciting and infectious ‘Bernicia Way’ of doing business.

We are unashamedly a performance driven business. Our vision, mission and values enhance people’s lives, and our people need to truly care about that. So we are looking for exceptional, talented individuals who are results driven with the right skills and qualities and proven track record to achieve the positive outcomes our customers deserve.

And we never get complacent at Bernicia, so you’ll be a part of a team that actively seeks out opportunities to continuously improve services to meet challenging targets, helping to take us to the next level of delivering great a customer experience.

This post offers an opportunity for the successful candidate to influence corporate strategy in relation to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability including affordable warmth, Net Zero targets which has an impact across the business. 

As an Environmental Sustainability Advisor you will support the Energy Sustainability Specialist on all matters relating to energy efficiency, retrofit technologies, grant funding and environmental matters, including developing budgets, leading the sourcing/preparation of grant applications and leveraging external funding for environmental sustainability improvement projects to address environmental and affordable warmth issues across the stock portfolio.

You will take the lead and support the assessments of the energy performance of our stock, developing and maintaining the SAP/energy database, providing in-depth analysis of data, developing options appraisals to inform our decision making processes and developing/delivering/contract administration of programmes which target improvements in accordance with our corporate and strategic priorities and plans.

Responsible for maintaining our externally certified energy / environmental management system SHIFT, currently Gold, including working with stakeholders to develop, implement and maintain a performance management system and environmental suite of KPI, actively benchmarking our environmental performance to drive continuous improvement

Ensure compliance with all environmental legislation and regulatory/statutory requirements/returns across the organisation (including MEES and the Heat Networks and Billing Regulations and advising on any required licences), including horizon scanning and researching legislative changes, best practice and innovation, assessing and reporting on their potential impacts when applied to our activities.

The successful candidate must have a high level of proficiency in the use of various IT systems, including advanced Excel/database skills, have excellent communication skills and have a passion for helping people. One of the key parts of this role will be to support our customers with the challenges they face of massively increasing energy bills.

We really want motivated and passionate people who are ready to get stuck in and make a positive difference.  If this is you, we’d love to hear from you.

As this role involves some mobile working, you must hold a full current driving licence and have access to a car for business use.

  • Full time,
  • 37 hours per week
  • Salary £23k - £25k
  • Essential User Car Allowance £1,800.
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Hybrid Working 

The closing date for submission is 25th May, 2022.

We reserve the right to close recruitment campaigns earlier than the stated closing date should we receive a large number of applicants.

To find out more, follow the link: Environmental Sustainability Advisor (Graduate) | Careers | Bernicia Homes

  • Location Ashington
  • Salary £23,000 - £25,000
  • Close Date 26/05/2022
  • Contact Name Bernicia Recruitment Team
  • Contact Details 0344 800 3800
  • Job Type Full Time

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