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Policy Officer

Posted 10 November 2017 by Murray McIntosh Recruitment Consultancy Ended

My client, a high-profile consumer-focused organisation within the Energy space, are looking to bring on board a Policy Officer to engage with senior stakeholders and facilitate credible policy positioning. This post-holder will work closely with government, regulators and other industry bodies across the UK and EU.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing credible, evidence-based policy solutions and draft high quality internal and external policy briefings, speeches, position statements, reports, consultation responses and articles/blogs
  • Working with the Head of Policy to develop and promote the organisations policy messages
  • Leading the organisation's Westminster and UK-wide consultation responses
  • Analysing of key policy areas in the energy industry
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with and influencing key opinion formers and policy influencers in order to achieve a joined up and strategic approach to policy influencing and deliver policy change
  • Organising events in pursuit of the organisation's policy objectives
  • Gathering, analysing and disseminating information about external policy developments and their implications for the organisation
  • Briefing senior staff for meetings with politicians and influencers and providing guidance internally on policy issues as necessary
  • Occasional travel to, and involvement with, stakeholders in the EU

The successful applicant will need:

  • Education to degree level - within economics, energy or environment is desirable
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and oral
  • Ability to engage with senior level stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Prior exposure to policy development - ideally having written consultation responses or briefings

Required skills

  • Energy
  • Government
  • Policy
  • Politics
  • Graduate
  • External Affairs

Reference: 33778282

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