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Working for Energy Saving Trust

At Energy Saving Trust we don’t just offer jobs – we offer careers.

Our mission is to address the climate emergency, and being a part of this effort makes working for us meaningful and rewarding.

We’re a leading and trusted organisation, dedicated to promoting:

  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon transport
  • sustainable energy use

We work with governments, businesses and individuals to deliver the wider benefits of clean energy as the UK transitions to net zero.

We’re committed to creating an engaging, supportive and inclusive workplace for everyone, and providing opportunities for development.

We’re always looking for committed people with a diverse set of skills and experiences to help us achieve our goal. Read more about our values and mission.

Current vacancies

Our roles are either blended to one of our offices, or home-based. We’re happy to chat about flexible working and our blended working model with you at the interview stage. Our offices are located in:

  • London
  • Edinburgh
  • Cardiff
  • Belfast

How do I apply for a vacancy?

Please use our recruitment portal to apply. The application form will ask you for:

  • your personal details
  • your employment history
  • a supporting statement

In your supporting statement, clearly outline your suitability for the role and why you want to apply for the job. We’re unable to accept email applications.

You can check the progress of your application by logging into the recruitment portal at any time. We review every application we get and if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll let you know as soon as we can.

Due to the volume of applications we get, we can’t reply to everyone. If your application is successful, you should hear from us within three weeks.

Apprenticeships

We believe that apprenticeships offer a unique opportunity to combine the latest learning techniques and best practice workplace skills.

We’re committed to supporting our apprentices across our organisation to ensure they thrive and reach their potential.

We advertise our apprenticeships on this page when we have vacancies.

What are the benefits of working for Energy Saving Trust?

To recognise the great work our people do, we offer the following employee benefits:

  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays, with service-linked increases
  • three goodwill holidays over the Christmas period
  • staff wellbeing allowance of up to £300 a year
  • pension scheme that includes employer contributions of up to 9%, 11% or 13% (age-linked)
  • life assurance of 4x salary
  • cycle to work scheme
  • eyecare vouchers
  • access to professional subscriptions
  • private medical insurance
  • enhanced company sick pay
  • enhanced parental leave and adoption pay
  • interest-free season ticket loan
  • interest-free loan for energy efficient home upgrades
  • electric car scheme with Octopus EV

To help you achieve a healthy work / life balance, you’ll have access to a 24/7 employee assistance helpline via our Employee Assistance Programme, provided by Health Assured.

We also offer:

  • Flexibility in our ways of working – we’ll support you to work from home, in an office or a mix of both, where appropriate for your role.
  • People committees on wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability.
  • Charity activities and opportunities to make a difference throughout the year.

What's it like to work at Energy Saving Trust?

Learning and development

You’ll start your Energy Saving Trust journey with an induction period to set you up for success in your new role. You’ll get to know your new colleagues, understand more about the organisation, our mission, and where you fit in.

You’ll have regular one-to-one touch points with your manager, as well as clear objectives and a personal development plan. To support your training and development, we offer courses and information covering professional and personal development on our in-house platform.

Diversity and inclusion

We’re committed to addressing the climate emergency for everyone.

To achieve our ambitious mission, we’re committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace where everyone can be themselves, with support to be their best.

We aspire to have a truly diverse and representative workplace. We strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and experiences.

Over the next year, we’re working with Diverse Jobs Matter (DJM), a diversity-focused job board, to help attract and support underrepresented talent in applying for our roles.

DJM actively promotes positive action in recruitment by providing additional support for job seekers from a range of underrepresented backgrounds, beyond that of mainstream job boards. Applicants applying though DJM can also access support by using its ReciteMe feature.

All of our job vacancies are also posted on DJM, which offers additional support for job seekers using its ReciteMe feature. This includes:

  • reading text aloud
  • downloading text as an audio file to listen to later
  • changing font sizes and colours
  • translating text into 100 different languages
  • access to a fully integrated dictionary and thesaurus

Find out more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Making reasonable adjustments

If you think you may need additional support or reasonable adjustments made to any part of the recruitment process, please get in touch with the People team. We’ll do our best to support you.

We’re a Disability Confident Committed employer. As part of this, we ringfence a minimum number of interview slots for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a role.

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Last updated: 12 July 2024