Business Development Officer/Events Co-ordinator

The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE)

Westminster, London
£25,000 - £28,000 pa dependent upon experience

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

The role: Business Development Officer/Events Co-ordinator

Location: Westminster, London

Salary: £25k - £28k p.a. dependent upon experience

Contract: 12-month contract, with option to become permanent

Start Date: Immediately

We’re recruiting a Business Development Officer/Events Co-ordinator to support membership growth and the delivery of an exciting and ambitious programme of conferences and networking events.

About us

The ADE is the UK’s leading trade association advocating for a more local, less wasteful, user-led energy system.

Our office in Westminster is an exciting and dynamic place to work and our staff are passionate about making a difference in the world. We engage with decision makers at the forefront of energy policy to shape the future energy market in the UK.

We represent more than 120 energy organisations, from industrial manufacturers to local authorities and smart energy innovators.

About the role

This is a new role created in response to our growing membership base and events profile. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to shape the role and make it their own. The goal is to ensure membership growth, develop exciting content for our events and increase revenue.

A key function is to provide administrative support to the Business Development Manager to support member recruitment and retention. This could include managing and responding to member queries, facilitating meetings with potential new members and ensuring potential new leads are actioned.

In parallel, you will coordinate ADE conferences and events throughout the year, including our headline Heat and Decentralised Energy conference, sector specific member conferences and our black-tie annual Awards Dinner, which attracts up to 500 guests at high profile venues. These events bring together industry leaders, key stakeholders, parliamentarians and ministers.

You will seek sponsorship for these events, manage budgets and have responsibility for reviewing financial performance with the management team.

Developing additional networking events outside of London to better support our members will also be a key part of this role.

About you

The job gives provides a great opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and proactive person who is looking to fast track a career in events management.

Experience in event management would be of value but we are keen to hear from applicants with the right personality and transferable skills.

The ideal candidate will have strong communication and organisational skills. You should enjoy engaging with new people and maintaining relationships and you will have a proven ability to manage your own budgets.

You will have the confidence to seek sponsorship and financial support for our events and manage ADE employees in the successful delivery of our events calendar.

The opportunity

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 support our passionate policy team who are helping to create a better, more efficient energy system.

What next?

If working with us sounds like something you would be interested in learning more about then please send an email to to ask for the full job description and ask any specific 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 personality and experience makes you the right person for this position.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews arranged for suitable candidates as they are received. Applications will be accepted until the role is filled.

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