Member of Committee on Fuel Poverty

Body: Committee on Fuel Poverty
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector: Energy
Location: London
Skills required: Business / Commercial
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £8,400 per year with no accompanying benefits
Time Requirements: an average of two days per month


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Dear fuel poverty stakeholder,

I am pleased to let you know that Liz Bisset has been appointed as a new member of the Committee on Fuel Poverty (CFP). This appointment was made following an open recruitment competition, run in line with the Governance Code on Public Appointments.

More background is available on the members section of the CFP web pages –
CFP Secretariat BEIS

Liz Bisset’s term as member of the Committee on Fuel Poverty (CFP) has been extended by 9 months from 30 November 2020 until 30 August 2021

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

  • Richard Mellish

    Panel Chair

    Deputy Director, Fuel Poverty & Obligations, Home and Local Energy Directorate, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy • Departmental Official

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  • David Blakemore

    Chair of the Committee on Fuel Poverty • Representative of Organisation

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  • Dr Angie Bone

    Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection at Public Health England • Independent Member

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Vacancy Description

The Committee on Fuel Poverty (CFP) is an advisory Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Its role is to advise on policies designed to tackle fuel poverty.  It was originally established in 2001 as the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG), to advise on the effectiveness of policies aimed at reducing fuel poverty, and to encourage greater co-ordination across the organisations working to address this problem in England.

The CFP’s remit is to:

  • Monitor and report on progress of the Government’s Fuel Poverty Strategy;
  • Support and challenge the Government on delivery;
  • Encourage and foster a partnership approach between Government and stakeholders;
  • Work where appropriate with the Committee on Climate Change.


Additional information on the Committee on Fuel Poverty can be found on the website (


The fuel poverty target and strategy

In March 2015, the Government published its fuel poverty strategy, Cutting the Cost of Keeping Warm. This sets out challenges and actions for the next 15 years to ensure future Governments take the right steps to tackle fuel poverty and get help to those who need it most.

The fuel poverty target is to ensure that as many fuel poor homes as is reasonably practicable, achieve a minimum energy efficiency standard of Band C by 2030. The fuel poverty strategy includes two interim milestones: to improve as many fuel poor homes as reasonably practicable to Band E by 2020 and Band D by 2025, pushing up standards consistently over time.

The CFP plays a key role in holding the Government to account for meeting these long-term targets, scrutinising their strategy and providing independent, expert advice.


Role Description

As a member of the CFP you will be required to play a key role in delivering high quality, independent, evidence-based advice to Government. You will work with the Chair and other members to report this advice to Parliament and communicate with stakeholders and the wider public. Individual members also take the lead in subject areas for the Committee, as agreed with the Chair.

Person Specification

Essential experience, skills and attributes:

  • strong leadership skills, with the ability to set strategic direction in a complex subject area;
  • the ability to quickly understand and analyse complex issues;
  • the ability to command the confidence of, and influence, stakeholders, including Government, other public bodies and agencies, industry and campaign groups;
  • the ability to convey complex messages clearly to a variety of audiences; and
  • the ability to engage at a senior level, preferably with experience at local government level or other stakeholders at the local level.


Desirable experience:

  • Knowledge of fuel poverty and related areas of policy (such as housing, health and wellbeing and community engagement).

Members must also uphold the standards of conduct set out in the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s Seven Principles (see attached applicant pack).

Additional Information

The member will be appointed for a term of 3 years

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 17 April 2017.

Please submit the following documents by email to

• A Covering Letter
• A CV
• Completed Candidate Application Form
• Completed Diversity Monitoring Form

Please ensure that you include “Committee on Fuel Poverty member” in the subject box of your email.

Alternatively, you can send your application in hard copy to:

Central Appointments and Remuneration Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
7th Floor, Spur 2
1 Victoria Street

Documents can be provided in other formats on request.

Committee on Fuel Poverty - Diversity Monitoring Form
Committee on Fuel Poverty Member - Applicant Pack
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