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Policy and Operations Adviser | Heat Trust

Deadline by 01 May 2019

Heat Trust is recruiting a Policy and Operations Adviser to join a team that is at the forefront of shaping a growing part of the low-carbon energy sector.  

Salary: £27,000 per annum 
Location: London 
Hours: Full-time  
Contract: Permanent
Reports to: Head of Scheme 
No. of reports: None
Start Date: Immediately (applications will be processed on a rolling basis)   
Contact name: Bindi Patel  
Contact email: 
Contact telephone: 020 3031 8740

About us 

The UK energy sector is transforming. How we meet our energy needs is evolving away from centralised generation to more local, decentralised networks. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has recommended that up to 1.5million homes should be connected to low-carbon heat networks by 2030. As we transform our energy system, it is vital that we do so in a manner that ensures the needs of customers are protected. 

Heat Trust is the customer protection scheme for the heat network sector. Our mission is to protect heat customers and ensure the heat networks deliver as intended for customers. Heat Trust has already grown to cover 10% of the heat sector market and we continue to grow year-on-year. The work we are leading has been recognised by BEIS, Scottish Government and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). 

About the role 

We have a fantastic opportunity to work at the heart of local energy networks.  The position is focused on heat networks but will involve active engagement across a wide area of public policy, including the electricity, gas and renewables markets, consumer protection and consumer rights, planning and housing policy. It will involve working directly with government departments, consumer bodies, local authorities, housing associations and regional government bodies, regulators, senior industry players, and parliamentarians. 

The UK Government has signalled its intention to regulate heat networks. The post holder will have a key role in supporting the sector to drive forward improvements, prepare for future regulation, and ensuring regulatory developments are proportionate and robust.

About you 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive person who is passionate about working for a purpose-led organisation. You’ll be part of a small team, so you’ll have a great opportunity to develop your role and influence the work we do. 

The heat network sector is developing fast; so you’ll need to have initiative to take on new challenges and opportunities. We are looking for a talented individual with strong communication, analytical and organisational skills, who will enjoy working as part of small start-up that is challenging the market to deliver better outcomes for customers. 

You will be leading work to oversee the performance of heat networks registered with Heat Trust – are they delivering the outcomes they have committed to? Your work will be instrumental in supporting a low-carbon future that works for customers. 

Using the data we collect, you will be involved in developing improvements to Heat Trust and actively contribute to regulatory developments in the market. You’ll need to be comfortable working and engaging with different stakeholders, including managing the relationship with external auditors and compliance panels.  

Interested in working with us?  

If working with us sounds like something you would be interested in, the full job description can be found on our website here. Please feel free to contact Bindi Patel for any other questions you might have. 

To apply, please send a CV (of no more than two pages) and covering letter (of no more than one page) setting out how your approach and experience makes you the right person to fill this post. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.  

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