working for MEA

MEA is a great place to work! 

Paid Vacancies

We do not have any current vacancies for paid staff 

Volunteering

We need volunteers to help stretch our charitable resources even further.

Volunteers can offer as little as an hour a week, every week or just during term time or holidays.  We offer a pleasant working environment in our eco-friendly office, training, expenses and plenty of free tea and coffee!

Current volunteering vacancies

Energy Efficiency Adviser

We’re looking for Volunteer Energy Advisors to join our friendly team of staff and volunteers. Advisors will answer calls to our home energy advice lines and also have the opportunity to join us at events, giving face to face advice. 

We are looking for volunteers who:

  • Have a good telephone manner
  • Are able to accurately record information on a computer
  • Have an interest in energy saving and are willing to find out more
  • Are able to commit at least 4 hours a week during office hours on a regular basis

We will provide:

  • A structured programme of training and induction
  • A supportive team and office environment
  • The possibility for further training and qualifications for long term volunteers
"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 2014 - 15
For an informal chat about the role please call Davina on 01743 277124 or email davina@mea.org.uk
 
Equality & Diversity Policy

Marches Energy Agency is committed to the principle of equality and diversity in employment for all its employees, volunteers and applicants for employment. For this reason MEA opposes all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, race, gender, marital status, sexuality, religious belief, ethnic origin, disability, responsibility for dependents, membership of a trade union, or any other condition or requirement which cannot be shown to be justified.

MEA seeks to fulfill its aims regarding equality of opportunity through the application of employment policies and practices which will ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and treated fairly and equitably on the basis of criteria relevant to job performance.

All employees and volunteers are expected to comply with the Equality and Diversity policy and to treat colleagues and individuals from outside organisation with respect for their individual backgrounds and beliefs.

MEA is a great place to work! 

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 working on a challenging new project as well as supporting existing work across the region. This will involve taking calls on our advice line, attending events and carrying out home visits.  Training will be provided, in the form of a City & Guilds qualification, ongoing mentoring and further training as required.  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 6 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 fully funded Level 3 City & Guilds in Energy Awareness - the recognised qualification in the field
  • 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 to for you to develop your areas of interest or expertise
  • A great track record of providing the skills and experience to help people move into paid work in their chosen field
  • The chance to work in our Shrewsbury eco-office, adjacent to the bus and train station
  • Travel and other expenses

How to apply

For an informal chat about the role please call Davina on 01743 277124.  Alternatively, you can email her with CV and a short covering email explaining why you are interested in the role.  Following this you may be invited to attend an interview at our offices in Shrewsbury. Candidates' applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis within a few days of receipt. We hope candidates will be able to start in work in June 2016.

For more information about MEA visit www.mea.org.uk  

Marches Energy Agency, The Pump House, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 2DP

Volunteering

Volunteers can offer as little as an hour a week, every week or just during term time or holidays.  We offer a pleasant working environment in our eco-friendly office in Shrewsbury, training, expenses and plenty of free tea and coffee!

"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 2014 - 15

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