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Reference: 86700

Date Added: 15 November 2022
Closing Date: 27 November 2022

Job Title: External Affairs Advisor

Working For: EIC - Energy Industries Council

Location: London

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Purpose of Role:

• To help deliver stakeholder engagement across all UK parliaments
• Plan and deliver an engagement plan across a range of energy technologies 
• Monitor (and attend where relevant) parliamentary activity such as debates, motions, questions, committees and provide timely reviews of these
• Establish and maintain relationships with elected members and civil servants
• Support the Head of External Affairs in external engagement 
• Work with the team to support others within the business to ensure high quality and timely briefings on matters of importance to our members and areas of work
• Work with our members to ensure awareness of EIC’s lobbying position

Aims & Objectives:
• To raise the profile of the EIC with governments, policy makers and key stakeholders
• To inform EIC staff and members to key policy decisions, consultations and areas of interest to the association
• To represent at external events the EIC and its members
• To develop and deliver a stakeholder engagement plan to build on work already undertaken


• To review and report on the impact of policy statements and positions taken to the energy sector
• Draft papers for the Senior Leadership Team on public policy and regulatory issues likely to affect our members & hubs
• Help prepare briefing materials for senior leadership meetings and external meetings
• Help deliver a programme of activities to establish and nurture key relationships with stakeholders
• Represent the EIC at meetings and circulate notes from these to key staff
• Work with the Head of External Affairs to deliver a stakeholder engagement communications plan


• Experience in a external / public affairs / influencing role
• Demonstrable experience in a similar role
• Demonstrable experience of working in a policy setting
• Understanding of the public policy process and knowledge and understanding of the workings of all UK governments and devolved administrations
• High quality written skills and practical experience in drafting material for use by regulators, senior executives and politicians
• Ability to work well under pressure with prioritisation skills to meet conflicting deadlines
• Willingness to travel

Closing Date: 27 November 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Shortlisting week commencing 28th Novenmber 2022.

Interview date to be confirmed. 

Application Details

To apply, please send your CVs and Covering Letter to Rebecca Groundwater, Head of External Affairs on rebecca.groundwater@the-eic.com by the 27th November 2022.

Website: http://www.the-eic.com/

Additional Notes