Date Added: 10 June 2022
: 23 June 2022
Job Title: Senior Policy Officer – Energy
Working For: RSPB
Location: Flexible in UK - travel to London & Bedfordshire required
Salary: £33,600.00 - £37,275.00 Per Annum
Length of Contract: 1 Year
Flexible in UK
An excellent opportunity to influence important decisions across the UK, including the UK’s upcoming Energy Bill, to ensure that onshore renewable energy is deployed in harmony with nature. You will lead a refresh and subsequent advocacy of RSPB’s energy policy that reflects the latest science on the climate and nature crises and responds to the context of the energy security crisis.
We are looking for an effective advocate with expertise and experience in influencing policy development and implementation related to energy and climate change. You will be passionate about securing the policy outcomes that help address the twin nature and climate crises. You will also have good project management to oversee the refresh needed and strong people skills to drive forward this work internally and externally.
Meeting the UK’s net zero targets requires major changes to the UK’s energy system including significantly increasing renewable energy sources and greatly reducing our overall energy demand. However, alongside the climate crisis we are facing a biodiversity crisis and we must not exacerbate losses of biodiversity in our efforts to mitigate climate change; it is crucial that renewable energy is delivered in a way that avoids harming wildlife.
This role will allow the successful candidate to provide strategic leadership in RSPB’s energy policy building on the latest evidence to develop new policy. This can be used to influence relevant government decisions on renewable energy in harmony with nature and contribute to the UK’s net zero goals.
As part of this you will help facilitate even better join up between our science and our policy expertise – drawing on the incredible experience and knowledge of the RSPB’s Policy and Conservation Science experts.
The role holder will
- play a key role in developing and coordinating advocacy strategies to embed our revised position within relevant key external decision-making processes.
- be responsible for the RSPB's Westminster and Whitehall decision maker facing advocacy, as well as relevant arms-length bodies, whilst working very closely with colleagues in other parts of the UK to ensure our priorities are delivered effectively within available capacity, providing information, advice and support where needed.
Closing Date: 23 June 2022
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from week commencing 27th June.