Committee on Fuel Poverty, (x4) Members

Body: Committee on Fuel Poverty
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector: Energy
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 4
Remuneration: £8,400 per annum
Time Requirements: 2 days per month for a period of 3 years.


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

Liz Bissett, Belinda Littleton, Gordon McGregor and Anthony Pygram have been appointed as Members of the Committee on Fuel Poverty Board. Their terms expire on 24/03/2025.

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    W/C 4/10/2021 and W/C 11/10/2021 (subject to change)

  • Announcement

    May 2022

The timeline for this campaign is indicative and subject to change. Please check the advert for any updates.


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

As a member of the Committee on Fuel Poverty, you will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on progress towards the interim milestones and 2030 fuel poverty target.

You will also support and challenge the Government on its delivery approach to underpin successful implementation of the strategy.

Encouraging and fostering a partnership approach between and within Government and stakeholders, including at local level is key to the role.

You will work where appropriate with the Committee on Climate Change, which has a statutory duty to consider fuel poverty when advising on carbon budgets, to help underpin efforts to ensure that the decarbonisation and fuel poverty agendas work together.

Your role will involve monitoring and reporting on progress of the new strategy ‘Sustainable warmth: protecting vulnerable households in England’. You will support and challenge the Government on its delivery approach, and encourage a partnership approach between and within Government and stakeholders in tackling fuel poverty.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria:

Please tailor your application to demonstrate the criteria of the role and try to use specific examples where possible.

  • The ability to identify and quickly understand sound evidence and analyse complex issues.
  • The ability to establish strong working relationships with, senior stakeholders, including Government, other public bodies, industry and the voluntary sector and social enterprise.
  • The ability to tailor communications and convey clear messages on complex subjects to a variety of audiences.
  • Knowledge of fuel poverty or a related area of policy (such as housing, health, energy supply, local government, household energy efficiency and community engagement).
  • Desirable:
  • Knowledge of how innovation, including technology developments and artificial intelligence, can play an important role in delivering the fuel poverty strategy; and
  • Knowledge of options to decarbonise home heating and how the costs of these options can be allocated so as not to penalise those on low incomes.
  • Experience of managing research projects and setting strategic direction in a complex subject area.

Additional Information

Reserve List

If we identify more appointable candidates than we currently have posts available, we will hold applicant details on a reserve list for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.


Please tailor your application to show how you meet the criteria listed. You should set out your suitability for the role and how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification.

If you are shortlisted for the role, due diligence will be carried out and your referees are likely to be contacted.

You will be asked to prepare some identification documents if you are invited to an interview – further information will be provided at that stage.

Interviews are likely to be held remotely through Microsoft Teams.

Please note: feedback will only be provided to candidates who attend an interview.

How to Apply

Your application is submitted in two parts.

Both parts must be submitted by 23:00 on 22 August 2021 in order for your application to be considered complete. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Part one: CV and Statement of Suitability

  • One document combining a two-page statement of suitability and two-page CV (no more than four sides of A4 in total). The key to a good application is to give the reader specific information about how you meet the criteria for appointment. Think about your knowledge, skills, experience and personal attributes, and take full advantage of the space available. Provide practical evidence that best demonstrates how you meet the es
  • Save the document as ‘Surname, First initial – URN 334 – Committee on Fuel Poverty.’
  • Send to with URN 334 – Committee on Fuel Poverty in the subject heading.

Part two: Diversity Monitoring and Conflict of Interest Form.

  • Complete this Form
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