We are currently recruiting for a part time Government Affairs Advisor, Scotland. This role is to be based in Scotland (Edinburgh) and would be home based with the post holder expected to attend the Energy UK London office on occasions. The successful applicant will be responsible – in association with plans developed by the Head of Public Affairs and Engagement – for delivering the Scottish public affairs strategy for Energy UK.
Energy UK is the trade association for the UK energy industry representing over 90 suppliers and generators of electricity and gas for domestic and business consumers. Our members represent the truly diverse nature of the UK’s energy industry - from the UK’s largest energy firms to new, growing suppliers and generators, now making up over half of our membership.
Our members turn renewable energy sources as well as nuclear, gas and coal into electricity for over 27 million homes and every business in Britain. Over 637,000 people in every corner of the country rely on the sector for their jobs with many of our members providing long-term employment as well as quality apprenticeships and training for those starting their careers.
About the Role:
The Scottish Government Affairs Advisor is responsible – in association with plans developed by the Head of Public Affairs and Engagement – for delivering the Scottish public affairs strategy of Energy UK. The role has three key strands:
- Maintaining good working relationships with all key political stakeholders in Scotland including the Scottish Government;
- Advising and leading on Energy UK’s response to relevant consultations and announcements;
- Liaising with members and ensuring effective communication via the Energy UK Scottish Working Group.
The post holder is responsible for gathering, drafting and disseminating political intelligence to colleagues and members and providing briefing to use with stakeholders so the energy industry may respond quickly and effectively to parliamentary, regulatory and official activity. They must be able to work independently and as part of the wider Communications Division to ensure joined up public affairs across Scotland, UK and the EU.
The post holder will:
- Arrange; prepare for; and attend meetings/ events with, and for, key stakeholders and members as required and identified;
- Carry out research and brief colleagues and/or members;
- Monitor Scottish parliamentary activity, while understanding the UK and European level context.
The post holder will liaise with key Members of the Scottish Parliament, Government departments, regulators and other external stakeholders in Scotland. The post holder is responsible for member communication on Scottish political issues.
The post holder is expected to attend the Energy UK London office on occasion. Relevant travel costs will be paid.