Head of Climate Change and Energy Policy Officer

Recruiter
Spire
Location
Central London
Salary
Attractive Salary package
Posted
10 May 2019
Closes
07 Jun 2019
Ref
HCCE/FD
Contact
Sue Arnold
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is looking to recruit a Head of Climate Change and Energy Policy Officer to be based in Central London (Bloomsbury) with a competitive salary.

The Organisation:

This Association is the voice of the UK food and drink industry: the largest manufacturing sector in the country. They help their members operate in a highly regulated marketplace to maximise their competitiveness and profitability. Their job is to communicate their industry's values and concerns to Government, regulators, consumers and the media. They also work in partnership with key players in the food supply chain to ensure their food is safe, affordable and nutritious.

The Head of Climate Change and Energy Policy Role includes:

They are looking for someone who can join their team as Head of Climate Change and Energy Policy. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with strong experience and knowledge of EU and UK climate change and energy policies and regulations. Reporting to the Chief Scientific Officer you will be responsible for:
  • Managing the operations of the Climate Change Agreement.
  • Providing a centre of advice and expertise and represent the interests of them and its members on climate change and energy issues.
  • Supporting the development and delivery of the associations environmental sustainability strategy and ambition.
  • Supporting the development and delivery of the environmental sustainability business plan and the work of the Environmental Sustainability Committee, including the preparation of responses to consultations, requests for information and participation in energy and climate change work programmes.
The Team

The Association’s Regulation, Science and Sustainability team provide a timely and expert service to members, on technical and regulatory developments of interest to the UK food and drink industry.  The team covers a wide range of issues including Environmental and Sustainability topics, such as climate change, water and energy usage, plastics and packaging, food waste and natural capital.  On the food safety side, the wider team covers  Allergens, Food Contact Materials, Food Law and Labelling, Residues and Contaminants and support a number of serviced Sector Associations on specific category areas of interest.

Requirements

To be considered for this role you will need to have a strong ability to work on own initiative and work to a highly detailed and specialist level. You will have:

  • Knowledge of EU and UK climate change and energy policies and regulations including CCAs and emissions trading.
  • Highly numerate and comfortable with using data as a source of knowledge.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Financial management skills.
  • Strong IT skills
  • Graduate calibre.
Their Benefits

This association is a great place to work where they take wellbeing seriously and have a great benefits package to match, offering a pension scheme, life insurance, 25 days holiday, private healthcare, leisure travel insurance, gym subsidy, interest-free season ticket loan, and cycle-to-work scheme.

The Workplace

They are based in the heart of central London in a modern, bright open-plan office. They have a friendly work culture with great break-out spaces, quiet booths and opportunities for flexible-working. Their ‘Feel Good for Life’ team regularly organises events and activities to promote positive health and wellbeing.

How to Apply

They would love to hear from you, if you think your experience and skillset are suited to the role. Please send  your CV, covering letter and salary expectations, illustrating why you’d be a great candidate via clicking the link.

Closing Date  - 5.30pm, Friday 24th May 2019

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