Why work for us?

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At National Energy Action (NEA), we are working to end fuel poverty across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
There are many reasons why you should consider working for us. Here are just a few:

• Living wage: We’re proud to be a living wage employer. We believe that everyone should have access to a living wage – especially during the cost-of-living crisis.

• Time to Change: In September 2018, we signed the Time to Change pledge. It was a commitment to ending the stigma around mental health issues in the workplace. Mind UK has now taken on this work.

• Parental leave/shared handbook: We have maternity and adoptive policies.

• Flexi time: Sometimes colleagues need to work additional hours, but our flexi time systems ensures that you can take this back. This allows us to work flexibly and for people to work around family commitments.

• Closed days: Along with the 25 paid annual leave days, we have three fixed days between Christmas and New Year, meaning colleagues can have an extended break over the festive period. We allow staff to carry over five days’ annual leave per year.

• Buddy system: As our colleagues are based in a number of locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, we have an informal buddy system, so those who might not see their colleagues regularly, in person, have a consistent contact.

• Hybrid-working: While most colleagues will have an office ‘base’, we will always consider hybrid-working for new recruits.

• Inclusivity group – with a remit to ensure we are as accessible as possible to our clients, external stakeholders and colleagues.

Recite Me – As well as stakeholder inclusivity, we have tried to make our website as inclusive as possible by adding the Recite Me tool bar. Click on the button in the top right with the speaker and flags and you get many accessibility options. It can translate our webpages into over 100 languages. It can also do text to speech for around 65 languages. You can also use dyslexic-friendly fonts and strip out colour, which can help with some neurodiversities and sight issues. Find out more about how it works.

• Pension – We offer a 11.5% non-contributory pension.

• Union membership – Employees have the option to join Unite, the union that has a collective agreement with National Energy Action.

• Death in Service: We fund an insurance scheme which, up to individual state pension ages, will pay a colleague’s beneficiaries three times their annual salary in the event of their death in service.

• Enhanced sick pay: We supplement the minimum Statutory Sick Pay entitlement up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay. The amount of entitlement is subject to length of service.

• Occupational therapy services: We provide an independent assessment for staff who may be finding it difficult to work due to illness, to facilitate their safe and managed return to the workplace. Referrals are made with staff agreement and recommendations are implemented and adhered to in the workplace.

• Eye care: We pay for staff eye testing and contribute towards glasses which are needed for VDU use.

• Staff Cycle Purchase Loan: staff can purchase a cycle and safety equipment and repay the cost via their salary over a period of 12 months

• Employee Assistance Programme: We provide a free 24-hour 365 day a year Employee assistance helpline which provides the following benefits to all staff:

  • Support and counselling for home-life issues
  • Support and counselling for work-related issues
  • Specialist support for financial and legal issues
  • CAB-type advice offering information and signposting on specialist issues
  • Support for managers in dealing with important and challenging people issues

We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented communities.

We are a flexible employer and know the importance of diversity and inclusion. If there is a scheme you think we should know about please email info@nea.org.uk.