Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Energy advice centre
  • Year established:
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  • Contact
    • 1, Cotton Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, AB11 5EE

About Scarf

Through partnership with government agencies and community groups, Scarf provide advice and promote energy efficiency, while working to reduce CO2 emissions and create sustainable training opportunities.

Scarf want to create a fairer society by delivering world-class services and cementing the organisation’s position as a leader in the energy efficiency and fuel poverty fields.

Since their launch in 1985, the organisation has developed into a professional social enterprise, making a practical difference to both individuals and organisations.

On top of this, Scarf aim to create a positive and passionate place of work for all of their staff. They support employees’ work-life balance by offering flexible working and are dedicated to tackling workplace stress.

Chief Executive Thane Lawrie has used his time to coach staff one-to-one and in groups, sharing with front line staff his knowledge and experience of interviews and public speaking to help improve their technique and confidence. It demonstrates his faith in their staff and the company staff development programme.

What is it like to work for Scarf

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
A bespoke personal growth framework, Aspire, offers one-to-one meetings with any member of the management team, not necessarily their line manager. Staff are also encouraged to highlight additional training they need and suggest courses to attend.
Scarf have gained the bronze award in the Healthy Working Lives programme. A staff survey outlines the health topics staff wish to know more about and this has helped Scarf raise awareness of health issues that may affect staff. Scarf also have trained mental health first aiders.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Three electric vehicles have been added to the fleet, plus three charging points - including one outside the gates for public use. Staff are encouraged to adopt reusable coffee cups and/or water bottles. An environmental staff group called GreenScarf is working towards ISO14001.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 28 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    46% / 54%

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  • Earning £35,000+:


Regional Engagement

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