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Reference: 88797

Date Added: 13 May 2023
Closing Date: 26 May 2023

Job Title: Communications & Press Officer (External Affairs)

Working For: The ADE

Location: London

Salary: £29,000

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

• 25 days annual leave, rising by one day per year of employment
• An interest free “new starter” loan of up to £1,000 to help you prepare for taking on your new role
• Option to access private health insurance as a benefit in kind.
• Pension contributions will be matched up to 8%

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

About the role
As the Communications and Press Officer, you will support the Association for Decentralised Energy's (ADE) work to create a low carbon energy system that empowers energy users to make the best choices for their needs.
You will be creating written communications, talking to journalists, driving political and public engagement, posting on social media, organising events and managing the website. Your fantastic communication skills will help ensure the ADE is visible, compelling and making a real impact.

About you
You must be:
• Comfortable in a deadline-driven environment, able to exercise project management skills and work independently
• A self-starter with a proactive attitude
• Experienced drafting and editing high-quality written content
• Happy working closely with colleagues across the organisation and building important interpersonal relationships within the sector
• Creative and able to generate new ideas, think on your feet and cope under pressure
• Organised, taking pride in closing out projects and pleasure in a job well done
• Experienced operating the backend of websites and online platforms

It would be desirable, but not essential, for you to be:
• Experienced in planning, organising and running events, either in-person or online
• Knowledgeable about energy policy and the wider political context
• Connected with your own established professional network, ideally in energy, politics or the press

Closing Date: 26 May 2023

Interview/Start Dates

The closing time for applications is 17:00.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews from 29th May.
You will be asked to complete a short exercise ahead of or after the interview. Details will be provided in due course.

Application Details

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@theade.co.uk 

Website: http://theade.co.uk

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