Policy Officer (UK Parliament and England)

Energy Saving Trust

  • Full Time

To apply for this job please visit energysavingtrust.org.uk.

Closing Date: 25 October 2021
Issue Date: 1 October 2021
Position Ref: SH 776

Location: London

Salary: £27,000 – 30,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Energy Saving Trust is a leading and trusted organisation, dedicated to promoting energy efficiency, low carbon transport and sustainable energy use. We aim to address the climate emergency and deliver the wider benefits of clean energy as we transition to net zero.

The role  

Energy Saving Trust’s policy team leads our engagement with all four UK governments and other organisations about the transition to a new energy system, focusing on homes, transport, and community energy. We develop our policy insight based on the programmes we deliver and by working closely with academia, NGOs and other stakeholders.

We are looking for a Policy Officer to influence a range of decision makers from Parliament, UK government departments to local authorities in England to deliver net zero.

What you’ll do  

  • You’ll develop and advocate Energy Saving Trust policies relating to England and at a UK national level, with a key focus on decarbonising heat and energy efficiency, including producing compelling responses to key consultations.
  • You will build relationships with policy and political stakeholders from a range of organisations across the energy landscape.
  • You will help us to be vocal and influential by working closely and collaboratively across teams at Energy Saving Trust and using our expertise and experience for maximum impact.

What you’ll bring

  • You should have an understanding of environment and energy issues, ideally in heat and buildings, gained through work experience in a policy related role or in an academic context.
  • An excellent communicator, you will use your writing skills to produce key messaging for policy reports, position papers and opinion pieces, effectively conveying information on complex issues to a range of diverse audiences.
  • Influential and impactful, you will have experience of developing and advocating policy and be able to use evidence to persuade senior decision makers.

This is a full time, permanent position. We are open to flexible working patterns and blended (home and office-based) working is possible for this role.

For more information, please see job description: JD – Policy Officer – (UK Parliament and England)

Applications close 5pm, 25 October 2021. Interviews are intended to be held on either 4, 8 or 9 November 2021.

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter to recruitment@est.org.uk. In your cover letter please make reference how you meet the essential areas of the person specification in the job description. Please state the job reference you are applying for in the subject line. Applications submitted without a covering letter will not be considered.

If you think you may need some additional support or reasonable adjustments made to any part of the application/recruitment process, please get in touch with recruitment@est.org.uk.

Only people living in the UK with the right to work in the UK may apply for this position.

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