Gravesend, Kent
NMW (Under 20’s - £6.95, 21 – 22 years old - £8.36, 23 and over - £8.91)
Contract, Fixed Term – 2 months - with post training positions available., Full-time
Job description

Do you like helping people? Are you concerned about Climate change? Would you like a job that helps vulnerable people and reduces the effects of Climate Change?

Groundwork South has a fantastic opportunity for you to train to become a Green Doctor (Home Energy Advisor) Positions available NOW

This is a paid training position on a 2-month contract - with post training positions available.

Role: Trainee Green Doctor (Home Energy Advisor)
Salary: NMW (Under 20’s - £6.95, 21 – 22 years old - £8.36, 23 and over - £8.91)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term – 2 months  
Operational Area:
Kent and Medway
Location: Riverside Community Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JY / Currently Working from home

Role Description:

This role is to train you to become one of our highly qualified and well-respected Green Doctors (Home Energy Advisor).  The main purpose of a Green Doctor is to deliver Home Energy consultations to vulnerable clients either in their homes or using a telephone or video chat.

Through taking part in the training you will become a home energy expert assisting people to make changes to their use of energy, saving the environment whilst also saving them money, whilst enabling the vulnerable to keep warm.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a willingness to learn, complete work timely and pass the City and Guilds Level 3 Award: Energy Awareness 6281-01 qualification within the timeframe of the employment contract. This qualification is required by many organisations providing energy advice, It is essential for this role that you have a Full current driving licence

We are looking for people who are interested in joining our team of Green Doctors post training.

Main Duties of the trainee:

  • To attend all training sessions
  • To make use of all opportunities to learn the role of the Green Doctor
  • To be proactive in learning about fuel poverty and energy efficiency
  • To revise for and take the set tests
  • To act at all times during training in a professional manor particularly while shadowing Green Doctors
  • To assist with any tasks requested by senior staff and the Green Doctors you are shadowing
  • To be punctual in all appointments

Post training positions will be available to promising trainees to join our Green Doctor Team on a fixed term contract of up to 2 years on a salary circa £22,000 rising to £22,500 on successful completion of a probation period. Selection for the positions will be done via an interview process.  For more information regarding the Green Doctor roles please click on the link below to access the job description and person specification.

General Information:

  • This post is based at home until we are able to return to Home Visits, when it will be a mobile position working primarily across KENT with the designated office location in Gravesend, Kent, but may contribute to delivery across the South East and occasionally in London.
  • This post is subject to a DBS check.
  • The responsibilities of this post and reporting structure will be periodically reviewed.
  • This is a mobile position so a Full UK driving licence is essential and ideally access to your own vehicle for which you will need to be insured for business use. Employees are able to claim back mileage rates as per our Expenses Policy.

In return we offer:

  • 25 days per annum plus English Bank Holidays pro rata
  • Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

Closing Date: 9th August
Interview Date: 16th August
Start Date: 30th August or ASAP


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply' button to be directed to our site. There you can download the application pack.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment, we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service. We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post. We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery.

Groundwork South is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please.

Posted on: 12 July 2021
Closed date: 09 August 2021
Job ref: 158210_GS
Tags: Advice, Information, Vocational/Services