BEIS’s Green Home Grants Voucher Scheme is looking for a versatile and proactive individual to join its delivery team as Benefits Manager.
This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role within a team which identifies, generates and disseminates the wide range of evidence needed to support the scheme and shape policy development.
The role is based in the Energy Efficiency and Local Directorate (EEL), which is part of the Energy Transformation and Clean Growth Group.
EEL enjoys a versatile project-based environment where each member of the team is responsible for delivering one or more objectives, often working closely with colleagues across the Directorate and more widely across BEIS.
We operate a flexible resourcing model, which means that individual roles and responsibilities can be varied over time if the Directorate priorities change.
The UK has set in law a target to bring its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 one of the most ambitious targets in the world.
Energy use from homes accounts for around 22% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions at present. The Energy Efficiency and Local Directorate leads on the crucial task of reducing energy consumption in homes and buildings so that our climate targets are met.
The EEL Directorate is supported by a number of specialists, so you will have the opportunity to work in a cross-functional team involving economists, scientists, lawyers, consumer insight and industry experts and statisticians.
About the Team :
The Green Homes Grant team has been established to deliver a new £2bn scheme which will upgrade the energy efficiency of hundreds of thousands of homes.
In doing so, it will deliver greenhouse gas emissions savings that support delivery our climate change target; reduce fuel poverty, and support a sustainable economic recovery from Covid 19 by creating more than 100,000 jobs.
Under this high profile and exciting scheme, homeowners and landlords will be able to apply for a voucher to fund up to two thirds of the cost of hiring tradespeople to upgrade the energy performance of their homes.
Low income households will be eligible for up to 100% government funding. The scheme will help meet our climate change targets, reduce energy bills and fuel poverty and create new jobs and support economic growth.
A key requirement is the ability to work with and across a diverse team. You will need to collaborate with commercial and technical specialists as well as policy advisers to ensure evidence is properly understood and used.
The role will require you to build relations with stakeholders from a wide variety of backgrounds, including BEIS policy colleagues and analysts, an external delivery partner, the regulator Ofgem and other industry and consumer groups.
Understanding how all these different perspectives fit together as part of a bigger picture will be crucial to undertaking this role and helping the GHG scheme to achieve its objectives.
We are a friendly, diverse and inclusive team of energetic and creative individuals, and we welcome those who can bring their talents and fresh perspectives to the team.
We place a real emphasis on work-life balance. You will enjoy flexible working, learning and development opportunities and our commitment to equal opportunities.
Person Specification :
The successful candidate could come from a project management or delivery, programme management, analytical (e.g. Statistics, Operational Research, Social Research, or Economics) or policy background. They should :
They will be able to establish and build good working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process :
We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form :
BEIS offers a competitive mix of benefits including :
A culture of flexible working, such as job sharing, homeworking and compressed hours.
Automatic enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme.
A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30.
An extensive range of learning & professional development opportunities, which all staff are actively encouraged to pursue.
Access to a range of retail, travel and lifestyle employee discounts.
Things you need to know
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Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.
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