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Reference: 75107

Date Added: 15 May 2020
Closing Date: 5 June 2020

Job Title: Senior Policy Analyst

Working For: Solar Trade Association

Location: London

Salary: £32,000-£36,000

Job Details


1. Being the STA policy and technical lead on PV rooftop markets, residential energy storage and solar’s contribution to decarbonising heat. Generating ideas for future policy & research in these areas, consistent with organisation priorities and with potential for external funding.
2. Lead on developing STA’s internal market analysis, economic modelling of the solar and storage markets to shape policy development
3. Being a lead author on STA reports on rooftop PV, residential energy storage, solar heat, local authorities, working collaboratively with external partners and members as required
4. Oversight of policy work aimed at influencing local authorities
5. Responding to policy consultations as required from BEIS, MHCLG, Ofgem, regional government and other stakeholders
7. Lead and provide strategic direction/support for member work groups on PV rooftop (commercial& domestic), new build housing, residential energy storage and solar heat
8. Responding to member enquiries on developments in the energy sector
9. Preparing briefings for members, government, the media, and the public to support our lobbying activities
10. Undertaking management of projects involving external consultants, oversight of the STA Policy Officer
11. Providing support to STA communications and public affairs team – summarising policy developments for press releases, responding to media enquiries where needed
12. Supporting the development of technical standards, regulations
13. Representing the STA at meetings, events, and conferences, including chairing meetings and undertaking public speaking for the STA


• Minimum 2.1 in a relevant undergraduate degree
• Excellent numeracy, analytical and spreadsheet skills
• At least 3 years’ experience in energy industry, regulation, or economics
• Experience in developing, interpreting, and manipulating economic models
• Knowledge of local government responsibilities and powers eg. planning
• Excellent written, spoken, and interpersonal skills
• Confident public speaker
• Passionate about solar energy and the future of the industry

• Technical experience in energy use in buildings or the retail power industry
• Relevant master’s degree
• Project management experience

Closing Date: 5 June 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will begin on the 12th of June.

Application Details

To apply please submit a CV and cover letter to Cameron Witten, Policy Manager at cwitten@solar-trade.org.uk

Website: https://www.solar-trade.org.uk/

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