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As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to ensuring that our workplace and employment practices are free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation on any grounds, and all our employees are responsible for implementing these policies.

We also adopt recruitment practices and procedures that are intended to ensure equality of opportunity, and all appointments are made on merit. Unless otherwise stated, only people with the right to work in the UK may apply for these positions. Due to the volume of applications we may receive, we regret that we may not be able to acknowledge every one. Successful candidates will be informed if they have been selected for interview. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.

Energy Saving Trust offers a competitive salary and benefit package for the right candidate.

Current vacancies

Database Administrator (London)

Database Administrator

Closing Date: 10 February 2017
Issue Date: 27 January 2017
Location: London
Salary: £26,000 - £34,000 per annum, depending on experience

We have an opportunity for you to join the Energy Saving Trust’s Consulting team where you will be working on a wide range of innovative and ground breaking projects that assist the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy. 

The projects you will be working on involve the delivery of data insight and analytic services to a range of clients including central and local government, energy suppliers, manufacturers and retailers. EST assists these organisations to understand the potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy measures; to develop more effective policies and strategies; and to assist in the delivery of key programmes. 

One of the key projects you will be working on is ‘Home Analytics’. Through Home Analytics we bring together numerous datasets on the UK housing stock. We then apply advanced statistical and geo-spatial models to predict the potential for energy efficiency measures in every address in the GB building stock. You will contribute to this work by managing our internal development environment and supporting our microsite and web maps. This will involve cleansing client data, creating database tables and views of the data for use in models, compiling reports, producing database extracts for clients and responding to user queries. You will also be expected to help guide the future development of our systems and data handling processes by providing strategic input where appropriate.

The role will be suited to a fast learner with demonstrated experience handling Big Data, running ETL routines and administrating databases. As a database expert, the role will require proficiency in SQL and experience using Microsoft SQL Server. As the main point of contact for database queries from internal and external clients, the ability to document processes and communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner to non-technical users will be essential. Experience with geo-databases, web development, APIs or knowledge of other programming languages would be an asset. Some training and learning will be provided on the job.

Home Analytics data is a key input into many internal and external projects, so managing this data will give you the opportunity to interface with a range of clients. The ability to interpret requirements and deliver high quality work is essential.

For more information please read the job description. Applications close 5pm, 10 February 2017.

To apply, please forward your curriculum vitae (2 pages only) and cover letter (one page) to, citing the position name in the subject line of your email.

Programme Administrator and Office Co-ordinator (Edinburgh)

Programme Administrator (4 days) and Office Co-ordinator (1 day)

Closing Date: 16 February 2017
Issue Date: 8 February 2017
Position Ref No: PM 145
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: up to £18,300 per annum, depending on experience, fixed term full time position until 31 March 2018

We have an opportunity for an experienced administrator to join our Service Delivery team, to provide support to a variety of grant and loan programmes 4 days in a week and one day to job share with the Office Co-ordinator.

You will provide effective and efficient administration including: filing, ensure there is document controls in accordance with internal quality procedures, follow and implement finance processes and verify the information provided in grant and loan applications.

You will provide administrative and logistic support to the EST Scotland team in order to ensure smooth running of Scotland office, assist other members of the team in their respective roles and so maximise team effectiveness in carrying out the Energy Saving Trust’s programme of work in Scotland.

Your ability to plan and prioritise work is essential in this busy environment, along with demonstrated effective communication skills enabling you to deliver a high standard of customer service. Overall business administration skills and a good knowledge of Microsoft software, particularly Excel, will underpin the successful delivery of this role.  You will also be an excellent communicator and comfortable dealing with people at all levels including public visitors, contractors, MSPs as well as providing PA support to the Director of Scotland. 

This is a full time, fixed term position until 31.3.18. For more information please read the job description. Applications close 5pm, 16 February 2017.

To apply, please forward your curriculum vitae (2 pages only) and cover letter (one page) to, citing the reference number for the position in the subject line of your email.

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