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Senior Researcher (Business Development and Delivery)

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Sectors Business, Support & Other
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Town/City Westminster, London
Salary Additional Information £35,000-£46,570, plus benefits package. Contract: 12-month fixed term contract, with potential for an extension
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 23/02/2023
Company Name The Association for Decentralised Energy
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Contract: 12-month fixed term contract, with potential for an extension.


  • 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.

As part of the ADE, ACE Research is an internationally respected research unit that consistently delivers ground-breaking policy research and evaluation across all decentralised energy sectors.

Our office in Westminster is an exciting and dynamic place to work and our staff are passionate about making a difference. We engage with decision makers at the forefront of energy policy to shape the future energy market in the UK.

About the role

The ADE is recruiting for a Senior Researcher, with a specialist focus on business development and delivery.

You will be responsible for leading the team’s work to respond to and generate opportunities that combine exciting, creative new research into decentralised energy with strong commercial nous.

Person specification


  • Excellent academic qualifications or substantial work experience in the field;
  • Significant experience of research delivery, including project management and experience of handling external contractors;
  • A proven track record in business development activities with strong commercial nous, including the development of project methodologies and associated budgets for responding to invitations to tender, applying for grant funding and development of sponsorship proposals, and networking skills;
  • 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.
  • Existing network across academia, research consultancies and if possible, the energy industry;
  • Excellent numerical skills, including descriptive statistics and an aptitude for modelling with above-average computer skills, e.g. programming (such as advanced Excel or ‘R’);
  • Knowledge of energy policy;
  • Financial expertise, including experience managing team budgets


How to apply:

Send your CV, including your e-mail address and daytime telephone number, plus a covering letter explaining why the role outlined above is of interest to you and how your experience and skills fit the requirements, to Dina Kamourieh.

Please provide contact details of two professional referees and indicate whether you are happy for us to contact them in advance of interviewing you.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thurs 23rd February.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews during the week of 27thto 3rd March.

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

Additional interviews (if applicable) would take place during the week commencing 6th to 10th March.

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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