Closing date: Sunday, 22 January 2017
The role: Policy Officer
Salary: £26,000 p.a
Contract: 12-month contract
Start Date: Immediately
The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) is recruiting a Policy Officer to support the team in delivering an exciting and ambitious programme of policy development and stakeholder engagement.
The Association for Decentralised Energy is the UK's leading advocate for a more local, less wasteful, user-led energy system.
The office is exciting and dynamic place to work, engaging with decision makers at the forefront of energy policy, helping to shape the future energy market. The Association has a growing membership, with more than 100 organisations representing a wide range of energy market participants from industrial manufacturers to local authorities and smart energy innovators.
About the role
The position covers a wide area of public policy, including the electricity, gas and heat markets, renewables, energy efficiency, planning and infrastructure, and will involve working directly with senior industry players, government departments, local authorities, regulators, parliamentarians and ministers.
The energy system is changing, and this role will be at the forefront of helping energy users and the energy industry navigate these changes. The role will help develop solutions for local electricity generation, building energy efficiency, smart energy solutions and industrial, business and household heat supply.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive person who can become a key part of the policy and communications team. You will be finding innovative ways to achieve tangible improvements in the law, regulation and public policy that will help deliver a more integrated, flexible energy system that works for the user.
We are looking for someone with strong communication, analytical and organisational skills, who will enjoy working as part of the larger policy team. The candidate should be comfortable analyzing and addressing both technical and economic issues, and be able to convey complexities effectively to a wide range of audiences. You should be comfortable engaging with new people, making connections, building relationships, and securing support for your ideas.
Working in a small team is an excellent opportunity to raise your profile and gain leadership responsibilities in one of the most exciting and growing areas of the energy sector. We are looking for someone to join our passionate team in delivering policy that helps create a better energy system.
At the ADE we believe that we only succeed if we have happy motivated people, and we will support and invest in a successful candidate. In exchange we look for proactive team players who are ready to deliver on behalf of our members.
If working with us sounds like something you would be interested in learning more about, please contact Dina Kamourieh, firstname.lastname@example.org, to ask for a full job description and any other questions you might have.
To apply, please send a CV (of no more than two pages) and covering letter (of no more than one page) setting out how your approach and experience makes you the right person to fill this post. Applications must arrive no later than 22 January 2017.
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