Head of Wales
£39,589 – £42,509 (scale points 36-39) plus 11½% non-contributory pension
Location: Cardiff

Fuel Poverty ruins too many lives. In Wales 12% of households are in fuel poverty. That’s a significant reduction over the last decade, but still means some 155,000 households struggling to afford the cost of heating their home or living with the consequences of cold, damp and unhealthy homes. Our work to improve and promote energy efficiency brings social, environmental, housing and employment benefits. NEA Cymru works with a range of partners and like-minded organisations to campaign for greater investment in energy efficiency to help those who are poor and vulnerable.

As Head of NEA Cymru you will lead our work across Wales, managing our Cardiff office and working with colleagues from across NEA on both our advocacy and delivery priorities.

Our activities include direct support to households, community engagement activities, consultancy services, research and evaluation projects and an extensive training portfolio. Everything we do is to further our charitable aims, lead to an evidence-based policy position or positive and sustainable change for the fuel poor.

As Head of NEA Cymru you will be supported in Cardiff by a Training and Development Officer and a Business and Support Officer.  You will co-ordinate and lead on the delivery of NEA’s comprehensive work programme in Wales and have the opportunity to be a leading voice for a fair transition to a low carbon future in Wales where the climate and fuel poverty emergencies are tackled together.

The job description provides a list of the duties of the post and the person specification provides the list of essential and desirable criteria, these are generic and the successful candidate will be expected to work on a range of initiatives.

Please note CVs will not be accepted as part of the application process.

Closing date for applications is Monday 20 January 2020 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held in Cardiff and the date will be notified to the shortlisted applicants.

NEA aims to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all people who have the necessary skills and experience for the post.


Research & Policy Officer
£27,539 – £31,998 (SO1-SO2, points 23-28) plus 11.5% non-contributory pension
Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a small but highly effective social research team within a national charity which focuses on alleviating the social ill of fuel poverty, making a real impact on the lives of vulnerable energy consumers?

You will have at least two years’ applied experience in a research role and be educated to degree level in a social science or related discipline. You will have in-depth knowledge and applied experience in all the main aspects of social research, including appropriate methodological approaches; design of research instruments; sampling and fieldwork management; data collection and validation; data analysis, interpretation and synthesis; and report production, as well as outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. An existing track record of influencing policy outcomes and/or working with external stakeholders to mobilise positive change would be an advantage. Enthusiasm and being able to work independently, as well as part of a team are a must, as is empathy with NEA’s charitable aims.

The job description provides a list of the duties of the post and the person specification provides the list of essential and desirable criteria. For an informal discussion on this post please contact Helen Stockton, NEA Research Manager on: 0191 2692918.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 20 January 2020. Interviews will be held at NEA’s Head Office in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 27 January 2020. Successful candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified before 23 January 2020. Should you be selected, please indicate in your application cover letter your availability for interview on the date specified. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. Full details of this post and an application form are available on our website and please note CVs will not be accepted as part of the application process.


Project Development Co-ordinator (London-based)
£27,539 to £31,998 (Scale SO1-SO2, Points 23-28) plus 11.5% non-contributory pension
Location: London

We are currently recruiting for an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated Project Development Co-ordinator to assist the charity to deliver innovative projects to tackle fuel poverty.  Working in partnership with central and local government, fuel utilities, the health sector, consumer groups and NGOs, NEA aims to eradicate fuel poverty and promote energy efficiency to low-income and other vulnerable households.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of a range of projects which will demonstrate good practice in delivery of affordable warmth for low income and vulnerable householders. This will require an understanding of the development of partnership working with local authorities, housing providers, energy sector partners and community sector or health sector agencies.

This post provides an exciting and rewarding opportunity to help the charity deliver its work programme and build its profile amongst regional stakeholders whilst developing and working on projects that bring social benefits and improvements to the well-being of low income and vulnerable householders whilst also meeting environmental goals.

NEA is looking to base this post in our London office, based in Brixton.  However, as NEA is a national charity, there is an expectation that delivery of project activity may also require periodic travel throughout England.  This post will report to the project development manager based in Buxton, Derbyshire.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 20 January 2020.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29 January 2020 at NEA’s Newcastle or London office, to be confirmed on invitation.

NEA does not accept CVs.  No agency or recruitment enquiries please.



Published on 19-12-2019
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