Working for MEA

MEA is a great place to work!

Paid Vacancies

We do not have any current vacancies for paid staff.

Volunteering

‘Staffing the energy advice lines gave me experience and confidence dealing with people and made me sure I wanted a career in energy advice. I had lots to talk about in my successful interview for an internship and was able to prove I had the commitment they were looking for.’ - Liz, Volunteer

Volunteers are a vital part of our team. Whether you are looking for experience for your CV, or to do something worthwhile alongside like-minded people, we hope to provide a warm welcome to you at MEA. There is always plenty of free tea and coffee, and usually some biscuits too!

There are two types of volunteering opportunity at MEA:

* Internship placements of 4 or more months

* Regular volunteers to support our events, advice service or projects

1) Home Energy Internship

We are looking for an intern to join our team at our Shrewsbury office. The post-holder will give energy advice and support, particularly to those who are fuel poor. The intern will be part of a team delivering work across the region. This will involve taking calls on our phone advice line and attending events. Interns will be mentored by a member of staff. This role is unpaid. The MEA team work in a supportive and collaborative way and we welcome candidates with fresh ideas and energy and a commitment to making them work.

We are looking applicants who are:

  • Friendly, helpful and able to communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Have an interest in home energy efficiency and a commitment to improving this particularly for those who are fuel poor
  • Have good IT skills and are able to record information accurately
  • Are able to commit at least 20 hours per week, which can be worked flexibly, for four or more months
  •  Are keen to develop their knowledge and skills in this sector
  •  A driving licence would be an advantage, but not essential as travel by more sustainable means is encouraged where possible

We can offer:

  • A structured programme of induction and experience
  •  Experience in a variety of tasks and roles including events, home visits and over-the-phone advice
  •  A friendly, supportive environment
  • The chance for you to develop your areas of interest or expertise
  •  A great track record of providing the skills and experience and support to help people move into paid work in their chosen field – three out of our last four interns have gone on to paid full-time work in the energy sector
  • The chance to work in our Shrewsbury eco-office, close to the bus and railway station and adjacent to( the river!
  • Travel and other expenses

We are now recruiting interns for Summer / Autumn 2017.

For an informal chat about this role please call Davina on 01743 277124 or email your CV davina@mea.org.uk. 

2) Regular Volunteers

We’re looking for volunteers to support our work. Our volunteers undertake a variety of tasks including giving energy advice at events and over the phone, helping with office administration and undertaking research. Before you start volunteering, we will draw up a role description with you. Roles vary depending on the work we have on at the time, your skills and what you would like to get out of the time you give. Volunteers are based at our Shrewsbury offices. We are looking for volunteers who would like to share and develop their skills and knowledge. We have very few routine tasks, and wish to invest in training and supporting our volunteers. We are therefore looking for volunteers who plan to make a commitment of at least six months, generally for half a day a week or more. We can pay reasonable travel expenses.

For an informal chat about our volunteering roles please call Davina on 01743 277124 or email davina@mea.org.uk