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Cut summer waste to build up funds for winter…says local charity

Isle of Wight households will be faced with an energy price hike of around £800 this coming winter, in some cases pushing the annual bill up to nearly £4,000. Warns the local Footprint Trust charity, which assists people in fuel poverty.

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Isle of Wight Charity welcomes Chancellor’s Cost of Living hand-up

The local Footprint Trust charity has welcomed the surprising news that thousands of low-income Isle of Wight households are to benefit from the government’s Cost of Living support package, announced by the Chancellor last Thursday (26th May 2022)

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Could you join the Footprint Team?

The Footprint Trust is a small, but very effective local registered charity. Chances are you have heard of them, possibly because they have assisted a family member, friend or neighbour to cut their utility bill, or obtained free insulation for their home.

The Trust’s work has expanded dramatically over the past two years, due to increased levels of hardship due to Covid job-losses, followed by exorbitant energy price increases.

To cope with the massive increase in its work the Trust is looking for a projects manager to oversee and report on the all the work the charity does. This role will involve liaising with funders and the board of the Trust. They will also be training in giving energy guidance to the growing number of people who are contacting the charity for help and information on utility worries.

Do you have these skills?

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

 

  • Liaising with funders throughout application and delivery of projects
  • Developing and maintaining accurate records and reports to funders
  • Managing the service delivery of providing energy guidance to Island households
  • Staff management including: staff planning, feedback and communication with the energy team
  • Keeping clear and accurate finance and budget records
  • Providing home energy guidance to clients via phone help, home visits and outreach
  • Co-ordinating press and advertising activity to promote project aims
  • Communication with charity board members
  • Promoting Footprint Trust at outreach and events with partner organisations

 

  • Willingness to work flexible hours including: more hours over busy period (winter), less over summer, and occasional weekends and evenings

(with prior agreement)

  • Be prepared to work from our office or from home
  • Post subject to positive DBS check, if required
  • Be educated to at least HND level*

 

For full detail of this post please email us info@footprint-trust.co.uk

We will send application form, please do not send CV’s.

Applications to be received by 30th June 2022.

The Footprint Trust Ltd is an educational charity. Registered Charity No. 1106024 (2004) Registered in England and Wales. Company No. 04587815 (2002)

Registered address; The Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2QR. UK.

 

Islanders urged to take action on Energy price hike…

The local Footprint Trust charity has declared 31 March ‘Island Meter Reading Day’.

The local charity which gives free help and guidance on domestic utility bills, has warned Islanders that it is essential that they take gas and electricity meter reading before the massive price increase coming in effect – ironically on April Fools Day.

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Island’s ‘fuel poor’ face energy bill record of over £2000 a year

Isle of Wight households will typically pay an extra £693 a year on their energy bills from April. The massive rise in energy bills will put a further pressure on people already facing higher prices, rising taxes and benefit cuts. For those people on prepayment meters there will be a rise from £1,309 a year to £2,017 for a typical household bill.

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