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Clayton Desant is currently working with a leading business lobby group who are recruiting for a Principal Policy Adviser to lead their energy policy portfolio as part of their broader infrastructure team.

This is a highly visible role where you will be responsible for:

  • Leading policy work on issues affecting energy investment, including the Paris Agreement, EU policy, UK policy (e.g. the Levy Control Framework, Contracts for Difference, Capacity Market, Carbon Price Floor etc.);
  • Developing policy briefs, reports and consultation responses;
  • Engaging with, and presenting to, senior energy industry representatives (CEO’s etc);
  • Engaging with appropriate regulators and government departments to ensure the organisation has the relevant access and influence over energy policy issues.

Required knowledge, skills and experience:

  • A strong academic background to degree-level or equivalent experience;
  • Experience of evidence-based policy development and influencing on energy industry policy issues, with knowledge of international climate change agenda;
  • Demonstrable experience of engaging with the UK government and relevant UK institutions that have an interest in energy policy concerns;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the gravitas and credibility to engage with senior business leaders, politicians etc;
  • Demonstrable experience of engaging with senior politicians, Whitehall officials etc.

This is a high profile role where the successful candidate will have exposure to interesting and topical policy issues.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Friday 13th October 2017