Policy Manager


  • Full Time

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Hi, We’re Bulb. Nice to meet you. We’re working remotely to protect our team at the moment, but we are still hiring. So if you’re looking for a new role and you’re happy to take part in a remote interview, read on…
We are the UK’s biggest green energy supplier, providing affordable, renewable energy to homes and businesses across the UK. Our mission is to help people lower their energy bills and reduce their carbon impact at the same time.
Founded in 2015, we were named the UK’s fastest growing private company in 2018 and 2019, and in February 2021 we were named Europe’s fastest growing company by the Financial Times.
Over 1.7 million UK households have signed up to renewable energy with Bulb and we’ve expanded into Texas, France and Spain. We’re an accredited Living Wage Employer; we’ve been picked as one of LinkedIn’s top 25 UK tech startups to work for; and we’re a certified B Corp.
The role and team
We are looking for a persuasive, analytical and collaborative Policy Manager to support the next phase of Bulb’s policy and advocacy work. If you have a strong background in public policy, with proven analytical and commercial skills, this is an exciting opportunity to shape policy thinking at one of the UK’s fastest growing companies which is disrupting energy markets in the UK and beyond.
At Bulb, we grow sustainably and do what’s right for our members. You will help us provide the best service to our members by making sure that we engage with regulatory and legislative changes and embed new rules. You will report to Bulb’s Head of Regulation and Sustainability.
You’ll be responsible for 
– Developing Bulb’s public policy strategies and positions on new legislative and regulatory requirements, including creating materials or doing analysis to support advocacy on those positions.
-Managing policy projects on specific issues impacting Bulb including future retail market reform, competition and market sustainability and Net Zero
– Serving as an internal knowledge expert on all matters of public policy and regulatory change in the energy market and providing ongoing strategic counsel to the business on the policy and political implications of their plans.
– Making sure Bulb teams understand future regulatory requirements and working closely with the regulatory compliance team to ensure Bulb is prepared for change.
– Representing Bulb externally with regulators, policymakers, industry players and NEGOs to shape policy discussions that impact Bulb’s mission.
What you’ll bring to Bulb
– 3+ years of relevant experience in the energy industry developing policy or looking at its governance and regulation
– Proven commercial and analytical skills so you can quickly  grasp the impacts of a policy proposal and be able to formulate a response.
– Demonstrated ability to work with build and maintain good working relationships with multiple stakeholders including senior management in short periods of time including strengths in influencing and negotiation
– An established network of relevant contacts in politics and the energy industry,Proven credentials in influencing policy, responding to consultations and running campaigns.
– Experience in fast-growing start-ups.
You must:
– Be able to communicate complex issues in a clear and simple way
– Be a self-starter – resourceful, resilient, comfortable with ambiguity and calm under pressure
– Learn quickly and be able to work autonomously Be as comfortable in the detail as you are in high level strategy
Bulby Benefits
– Be part of a growing technology startup and help shape the future of energy
– Collaborative, flexible, and friendly environment
– Competitive salary, discretionary share options and bonus
– 33 days holiday a year (including bank holidays) and the option to buy up to 5 more
– 12 weeks of full pay for maternity, paternity or adoption leave
– Healthcare with Vitality after passing probation, life insurance, and a pension plan with employer contributions
– Cycle to work scheme
– One month sabbatical leave after your first year
We’re building a diverse, inclusive team
You’re welcome at Bulb wherever you’re from and whoever you are. We want to shake up the energy industry, and a diverse team that reflects our members will help us do just that. We know that sometimes, people don’t apply for a job because they don’t have every single skill listed in the job’s requirements. But there’s more to every role – and everyone at Bulb – than we can fit in a job description. So if you’re interested in a role here and believe you could be a good fit, we encourage you to apply. Even if you’re not ready now, if you’re invited to interview with us you’ll get feedback on the skills you should grow to become a candidate in the future. We’ve written more about building a diverse team on the Bulb blog.
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