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Business Development Officer

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Sectors Business, Support & Other
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level First Level
Company Name The Association for Decentralised Energy
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Reports to:            Director of Business Development

Location:            London, Westminster with remote working also available. However, we are open to consider the individual circumstances for suitable candidates.

Salary:                This is offered initially as a part time role, 0.6 FTE (3 days per week) with an equivalent, full-time salary circa £28,000 (pro-rata to £16,800 for 0.6 FTE). However, for suitable candidates, there may be the opportunity to make this a full-time position with additional responsibilities.

Duration             Initially a 12-month contract, with potential to convert to a permanent position at the ADE’s discretion. 


  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata for part time working), with a leave allowance that grows with your length of service
  • An offer of an interest free “new starter” loan of up to £1,000 to help you prepare for taking on your new role. Be it to support travel arrangements in the form of a season ticket, or to help you get your home office set up in advance
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Option to access private health insurance as a benefit in kind
    • Pension contributions will be matched up to a maximum of 8%

About us

The ADE is bringing energy together to advocate on the priorities for the UK to achieve a net zero energy system. We are driving the decarbonisation of heat, championing the role of industry in the green transition, and pushing for UK homes, places of work and public services to be energy efficient and smart.

Only by getting users engaged and investing in energy efficiency, low carbon heating and providing smart flexibility will be the UK truly be able to decarbonise its energy system. For this to happen, energy must work for the user.

About the role

As our membership grows, we need a highly organised and motivated Business Development Officer who can help ensure we maintain a close working relationship with our current members, whilst also building new relationships with potential members and increasing revenue. It is anticipated that for the right candidate this would be a growth role with the potential for promotion to a more senior position.

You will be part of an energetic team engaging with a wide range of businesses and organisations that make up our membership. You will be an outgoing, dynamic individual that enjoys building strong relationships and creating effective business strategies.

About the knowledge, skills and experience required

  • The position is suited to an enthusiastic and confident person who is comfortable engaging with a wide range of people in a highly professional manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – you must be confident in face-to-face (including screen-to-screen) meetings and over the telephone.
  • Accurately tracking member engagement requires someone who is highly organised, systematic, and detailed.
  • Experience in a comparable role for a similar organisation could be beneficial, though is not critical if the candidate can show suitable skills and potential.
  • Some experience of administering events, conferences or forums would be an advantage, though an enthusiasm to do so would be equally as beneficial.
  • Comfortable working collaboratively in a dynamic, highly intelligent, and motivated team.
  • Excellent database management and good writing skills, with a focus on accuracy and clarity.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams.
  • An ability to use MailChimp, SurveyMonkey and CRM systems would be an advantage.


Additional skills and experience that may be of value for additional duties across the organisation.

  • Business development, sales or marketing skills.
  • Background in business administration.
  • Presentation skills and experience of presenting at conferences.
  • Digital marketing & promotion.
  • Event planning and administration.


How to apply: 

Send your CV along with a cover letter explaining why the role outlined above is of interest to you and how your experience and skills fit the requirements, to John at: john.bryant@theade.co.uk


Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews on a rolling basis. 

You may be asked to complete a short exercise ahead of or after the interview. Details will be provided if you are selected for an interview. 

Please note that you must have a legal right to work in UK. 

We are actively seeking applications from every part of the community. The ADE is committed to creating a diverse working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration. 

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