Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £39,615 to £40,503 39615 - PO1
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Climate, Homes and Economy
Property & Asset Management
Closing date

Hackney Council is passionate about its housing stock, and committed to continue to maintain and enhance its homes and estates in both the short term and into the future. The guiding principles for investment are defined in the Council’s new Housing Asset Management Strategy 2019-2027. This document also sets the ambitions for the quality of our varied housing stock, ranging from Victorian street properties and pre-war mansion blocks to tower blocks on large estates. This is an exciting time to join Hackney and contribute to the strategy’s aim of homes in which people want to live and are proud of.

Our Asset Management service is changing to enable the team to achieve the ambitions set in the strategy, and, as a result, we are looking for an Energy and Sustainability Officer who will embrace new ways of working, and improve the long-term energy efficiency and sustainability of the Council’s existing housing stock.

As an Energy and Sustainability Officer you will play a role in delivering the new asset strategy through supporting the development and implementation of design and technical standards for the Council’s capital investment programme in our existing stock of more than 30 000 properties. You will be responsible for promoting measures to increase the energy efficiency and sustainability of council homes among our residents. You will be part of a team of specialist officers, improving the design, energy efficiency and sustainability of our homes, blocks and estates, and ensuring they are easy to maintain, accessible, and safe. 

The successful candidate will have experience in developing technical energy efficiency and sustainability specifications. Importantly, the successful candidate will be passionate about social housing, will have sound knowledge of housing energy efficiency and sustainability requirements, building regulations and best practice, and will work effectively within multi-disciplinary environments. 

For more information, you can find the Council’s Housing Asset Management Strategy at the link below:

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 24 September 2023 (22:59)

Interview date: W/C 09 October 2023

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: