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Policy Officer (Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £30,000 pro-rata
  • Flexible within the UK. Home-based, blended or office working from Edinburgh, London, Cardiff or Belfast
  • Closing 7th July 2022

  • Advertised from 24th June 2022
  • Up to £18,000 pro rata for 22.5 hours per week. Contract: one-year fixed term
  • SH 895


We are looking for a Policy Officer to influence a range of decision makers in Scotland to deliver net zero.

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.

What you’ll do

  • You’ll develop and advocate Energy Saving Trust policies relating to Scotland including producing compelling responses to key consultations.
  • You will build relationships with policy stakeholders from a range of organisations across the energy and transport landscape.
  • You will help to communicate the impact of Energy Saving Trust by updating our influential report on home energy programmes that we deliver in Scotland (Update on home energy programmes in Scotland - Energy Saving Trust)

What you’ll bring

  • You should have an understanding of environment and energy issues, specifically in buildings, gained through work experience in a policy or public affairs role or in an academic (PhD or early career academic researcher) context. Knowledge of sustainable transport or water issues would be beneficial.
  • An excellent communicator, you will use your writing skills to produce key messaging for position papers, briefings and opinion pieces, effectively conveying information on complex issues to different audiences.
  • You will have a good understanding of the political and energy policy landscape in Scotland and at a UK level and use this to build influential professional relationships.

This is a one-year fixed term position.

Application notes

To apply please visit ourwebsite.

Applications close at 5pm, on Thursday 7 July 2022.

Interviews intended to be held on 14 & 15 July 2022.

We are open to flexible working patterns and blended (home and office-based) working is possible for this role. Please note that as part of this role there is an expectation that you will be available and able to attend all necessary events and appropriate meetings in person.

Energy Saving Trust offers a range of benefits to all employees such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme and a wellbeing allowance.

To address the urgent challenges posed by the climate emergency, we need a diversity of people, experiences and ideas. We strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and with different identities and experiences to apply for roles with Energy Saving Trust.

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.

Due to current restrictions on office capacity the majority of our staff are working from home. Will we be happy to discuss how we are managing this and the transition to a blended working model at the interview stage with you.

Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.