Policy Advisor, Clean Economy


£34,500 - £41,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract


Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, environmental policy & campaigning, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 3rd July 2022   6 days left

Policy Advisor, Clean Economy

E3G – a leading climate and energy think tank – is looking for a politically-minded Policy Advisor to help us accelerate the transition from fossil gas by driving forward our work on low carbon, affordable and efficient heating solutions. We are looking for a passionate and driven individual with experience in Parliamentary engagement and advocacy to coordinate our clean heat campaign and industry coalition. The role will be based in E3G’s UK place-based transitions team.

Context and overview of role

E3G is an independent climate change think tank accelerating the transition to a climate safe world. We build cross-sectoral coalitions to achieve carefully defined outcomes, chosen for their capacity to leverage change. We work closely with like-minded partners in government, politics, business, civil society, science, the media, public interest foundations and elsewhere. 

The cost-of-living crisis has been exacerbated by the cold and leaky nature of our homes. UK households are particularly exposed to the volatile nature of the international fossil gas market due to our high dependence on fossil heating systems – with nearly 99% of homes using fossil gas, oil, LPG and even coal. The transition to clean heating solutions like heat pumps needs to be fair and affordable for all, smoothly managed to support good jobs and ensure a high-quality experience for households. Cross-sector collaboration with installers and engineers, energy companies, local delivery partners, financial institutions and NGOs will be critical for ensuring an effective delivery. Gaining cross-party political momentum behind ambitious outcomes will be essential for getting policy and financial decisions over the line.

This new Policy Advisor role offers an exciting opportunity to work with the Electrify Heat coalition, which E3G coordinates, to gain the political and industry support needed to accelerate the decarbonisation of British buildings – supporting warmer homes, green jobs, and manufacturing opportunities in the process. The position is offered on a 1-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of further extension.

 Key responsibilities

  • Extensive, cross-party MP and Parliamentary engagement and communications; underpinned by political mapping to inform a tailored and strategic approach. Building and maintaining strong and trusted relationships which support ambitious outcomes aligned with Electrify Heat’s campaign priorities.
  • Working under the direction of the project manager: organising and running E3G’s day-to-day secretariat support to the Electrify Heat coalition. This includes convening senior industry experts, briefing MPs and government officials, scheduling and organising meetings, tracking progress, drafting minutes, communicating progress internally, to Coalition stakeholders, in Parliament and other events, and drafting reports;
  • Contributing towards policy positions associated with clean heat, responding to government consultations and informing Electrify Heat’s position on key areas – engaging with members to seek feedback and inform the development of policy ideas.
  • Engaging with and helping to convene key stakeholders in government, civil society and the private sector;
  • Organising and participating in stakeholder discussions and workshops; managing relationships with stakeholders;
  • Contributing to the wider development of E3G as an organisation;
  • Travel may be required.

You are a highly organised and motivated self-starter with a strong interest in the opportunities and challenges around developing low-carbon and resilient economies, particularly related to supporting the shift from fossil gas and towards clean heat. You are able to learn fast and to work flexibly with a range of people with varied professional and political backgrounds. You are prepared to go the extra mile to deliver high quality outputs to challenging deadlines.

You are at ease with complex projects and processes and have excellent qualitative research skills. The work you will undertake will make full use of your coordination, facilitation, analytical and communication skills. You will be able to identify and engage with a range of external stakeholders to effectively communicate ideas and findings to a varied audience.

Experience and skills

The successful candidate will:

  • Have at least 3-5 years of relevant professional experience with progressive levels of responsibilities and a track record of significant achievements, ideally in public affairs, Parliamentary engagement or strategic communications.
  • A network of Parliamentary and government contacts, and across industry/ civil society.
  • Have knowledge and/or experience of UK politics, climate and energy policy (required) and clean heat/ energy efficiency (desirable)
  • Have good qualitative and quantitative analytical skills (required).
  • Be confident in engaging with a range of stakeholders including industry, government and civil society and demonstrate a track-record of managing relationships with external stakeholders (required).
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative and is positive, organised, stress-resilient and able to deliver high quality work on time.
  • Be a strong team player, committed to achieving E3G’s objectives and capable of inspiring and facilitating action by others. You pay attention to detail and work effectively to support shared team outcomes.
  • Have very strong written and oral communication skills and impeccable English.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered based on qualifications and experience. This position is programmed for a year with the aim of extending beyond pending fundraising. The role could also be offered as a secondment. The candidate would start as soon as possible.

E3G will be able to offer a salary in the range of £34,500 up to £41,000.

How to Apply 

Please see further details about the role at the apply link below. 

Please include:

  • A CV of maximum two pages;
  • A cover letter of no more than one page outlining your motivation for the job and when you would be able to start.

The deadline for applications is 3 July 2022. Interviews will be held in first half of July, with a desire to hire as soon as possible.

We will not be able to reply to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, we will not be shortlisting you on this occasion.

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