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Policy Officer or Manager

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Salary Additional Information £28,000 - £35,000
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 14/01/2024
Company Name The Association for Decentralised Energy
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Policy Officer or Manager

Reports to: Head of Policy

No. of reports: None

Location: London, Westminster. (Hybrid working from office and from home)

Salary: £28,000 - £35,000

Contract: Permanent


  • 25 days annual leave
  • An interest free “new starter” loan of up to £1000 to help you prepare for taking on your new role – be it to support travel arrangements, 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 8%
  • Season ticket loan to help with travel to and from work
  • Further education in the area of your work

About us

As the leading trade association for decentralised energy, the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) is setting the vision of a local, efficient, low carbon energy system which enables energy users to make the choices which work for them. We represent 160 interested parties from across the energy sector.

About the role

The ADE is recruiting for a Policy Officer or Manager, with a specialist focus on heat decarbonisation and heat networks.

How we decarbonise the heating in our homes, businesses and industry is one of the most difficult challenges in reaching net zero but also one of the most fascinating. To get there, we will need an enormous uptake of new infrastructure, new and innovative customer service models and new governance frameworks.

Whilst the UK has made significant strides in decarbonising power generation, the vast majority of our heat still comes from natural gas. However, it all starts here: the Government has just passed new legislation on heat decarbonisation and heat networks specifically that will kick-start a decades-long transformation.

This role is an exceptional opportunity to work directly on a transformation just as it is really getting going and will continue to be crucial to 2050 and beyond.

The role will work with large companies investing in large-scale and building-level heat networks, shared ground loops and the wider heat sector, their supply chain, the Government, Scottish Government, Ofgem, Local Authorities and the gas and electricity network operators.

Person specification


  • Good academic qualifications or substantial work experience in the field;
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills and ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences; and
  • Ability to work well, and independently, in a small team environment.


  • Knowledge of energy policy;
  • Experience of working in a public policy environment

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 Dina at: dina.kamourieh@theade.co.uk.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 14th January.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews on a rolling basis throughout the month of January.

You will be asked to complete a short exercise ahead of or after the interview. Details will be provided in due course.

Please note that you must have the existing 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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