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Working at Energy UK

Public Affairs Officer

This role is being recruited by Murray McIntosh.

To apply please contact Anna Kelly annakelly@murraymcintosh.com

Employer:Energy UK
Job title:  Public Affairs Officer
Location:  Our main offices are in London but we offer the opportunity for hybrid working arrangements
Contract: Permanent, Full Time – 35.25 hours a week
Department:   Strategic Communications
Reporting to: Public Affairs Manager
Salary: £27,040-£38,220 depending on experience

We are seeking to create a diverse work culture that is truly representative of society, embraces different perspectives and attracts the best, most creative talent on our team. We value transferable skills and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply, even if they don’t meet all of the criteria. We are proud to work in an inclusive, friendly, and supportive environment and if you have additional needs, we or our agency would be very happy to speak about any support we could offer, during the recruitment process.

Energy UK works with our members, government, the regulator and wider stakeholders to champion a sustainable UK energy industry. Our vision for a sustainable energy sector is one in which our customers receive excellent services at affordable prices, our infrastructure powers the zero-carbon economy, and where our UK industry is both successful today and able to invest for tomorrow.

Our members come from right across the energy sector, from energy suppliers, and large power generators, to companies providing technologies and services in heat, transport, or power. The energy sector has been changing rapidly in the UK, with more change to come, as we look to deliver on UK decarbonisation; this is most interesting time to work in energy.

The breadth of our membership means that we see the whole picture in energy, and we bring this, and our passion for good communications, to influence policy and the wider debate on energy. We want to make sure customers have a fair deal and access to great energy services, especially the fuel poor and vulnerable; that the industry sets high standards for its performance and engagement with customers; and that we build the Net Zero economy.

We really value our organisational culture at Energy UK. We have high quality support and development opportunities for our employees, and we are proud to have been awarded a silver accreditation with Investors in People. We know that the wellbeing of employees is key to our success and this is reflected in our progressive policies around wellbeing, flexible working and mental health.

Energy UK plays a key role in promoting diversity and inclusion across the energy industry. In addition to our Young Energy Professionals Forum, we work across industry to run TIDE, Tackling Inclusion & Diversity in Energy, to share best practice and foster collaboration across the industry on all issues relating to equality and diversity, through our annual EDI conference.

There has never been a more exciting time to work in the energy industry as the sector goes through an exciting transition. Whether it is the changing nature of the energy retail market; looking to drive improvements for customers in vulnerable circumstances; ensuring the UK realises the electric vehicle revolution; leading the drive to decarbonise our economy; contributing to the UK’s efforts to tackle climate change and increase the growth in clean energy, Energy UK is involved in every aspect of the industry.

As the Public Affairs Officer you will work on these issues at the top of the political and media agenda. This role requires someone enthusiastic about public affairs and able to develop relationships across political parties, Governments, regulators, businesses, and non-governmental organisations in Westminster, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

As the voice of the energy industry, public affairs and engagement is an essential part of our role as a trade association, and this post holder will help ensure that ours and our members views are represented and communicated effectively to important stakeholders.

The post holder will work within our Communications and Public Affairs team, supporting the Public Affairs Manager and Deputy Director for External Affairs, in delivering and shaping our public affairs strategy. They will also work closely with other Energy UK staff at all levels, including the CEO, on a range of issues including shaping policy on the retail market, low-carbon energy generation, decarbonisation of heat, grid connections, planning and electric vehicles, to highlight just a few areas.

This post holder will have a good working knowledge of UK political systems – from the workings of select committees and progress of legislation through the Houses of Parliament. This post holder will also have a good understanding and experience of working effectively with politicians, and instinct for the wider stakeholder landscape of the industry from consumer and environmental groups, to regulators other interested organisations. 

The post holder should be able to work independently, manage multiple tasks and projects to often tight deadlines and maintain the integrity and high standards of our external communications. They should also have the ability to manage external stakeholder relationships, adapt and respond quickly to political events and changes. 

Essential experience:

Desirable:

This role is being recruited by Murray McIntosh. 

To apply please contact Anna Kelly:

annakelly@murraymcintosh.com