Low Carbon Policy and Insight Analyst

Are you interested in the transition to the low carbon economy? Do you have a passion for sustainability? Do you want to make a difference?

 

The Role

The role sits within a small, dynamic and impactful team. You will be joining the Policy Insights and Engagement team which works across all our low carbon projects, helping our clients understand what net zero means to them and how they can influence change. The successful applicant will be interested in energy policy, shaping energy markets and be able to provide objective, evidence-based arguments which influence how we think about, generate and use energy. Our work is designed to strengthen the voice of our clients to influence change at a national level and to ensure that we transition to a low carbon economy, protect our environment and minimise the impact of climate change. You will work across a portfolio of clients including trade associations, manufacturers, service providers, local authorities, and national government across the sustainability, heat decarbonisation, energy efficiency, low carbon transport and smart tech debates.

Candidates will be considered from a range of academic backgrounds. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated interest in the energy / retrofit / low carbon sector and the potential to develop deep subject matter expertise. Candidates must be organised and methodical whilst also having the ability to manage competing workloads. Technical understanding of low carbon solutions would be valuable but is not essential. This is a great opportunity for an individual interested in sustainability and the low-carbon transition to work within a highly motivated team to help achieve action on climate change.

Location
London or Birmingham Office (Hybrid Working)
Salary Range
£27,500 - £31,000 plus bonus and excellent benefits package
Employment Type
Permanent
Contract Basis
Full time (happy to consider flexible working)
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844

Responsibilities and duties

  • Work across a diverse portfolio of government funding programmes, public affairs tasks and research projects. This will involve identifying and co-ordinating inputs from other members of the Gemserv team.
  • Conduct desk based and market research into current and past policy (related to energy, buildings and other environmental issues), commercial business and other relevant areas of interest.
  • Author reports including policy position or advocacy papers, market research reports, policy insight pieces, client briefings, blogs and contribute content for other works where necessary.
  • Support the delivery of innovation projects and government funding schemes by providing administrative support, inclusive of drafting correspondence, document processing and analytics.
  • Integrate and articulate client positions in responses to government consultations, inquiries and calls for evidence.
  • Present briefings, research findings for and with (potential and current) clients, at external events and at meetings with a variety of organisations.
  • Support the development of research methodologies to support evidence based policy recommendations.
  • Attend meetings with government officials and key stakeholders to communicate client positions and influence the policy landscape.
  • Support business development activities by identifying opportunities for growth through networking and developing good relationships with people in the industry.

 

Requirements

  1. Experience and qualifications - the successful applicant will have a relevant degree (2:1 minimum) for example, climate change, energy, geography, politics, sustainability etc. Industry or government experience would be beneficial.
  2. Communication - we need to be able to convert complex issues into easily understood analysis, reports and presentations. We regularly develop and publish high quality reports proposing policy solutions to Government and industry. Attention to detail and the ability to produce clear, concise and accurate written documentation is essential. You will need excellent oral communication skills and feel confident communicating your ideas appropriately at all levels of the organisations that we engage with. This will include leading and presenting at meetings, roundtables, and conferences.
  3. Organisation and time management - the nature of our work requires an ability to handle competing priorities/deadlines whilst delivering high quality outputs. We are looking for someone who is well organised and can develop and implement work plans to ensure that deadlines are met.
  4. Relationship building - an important part of the role is to develop successful relationships with clients, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders. You will be able to build strong relationships internally and externally; you will be a successful team player who is committed to working collaboratively.
  5. Passion and dedication - we are passionate about the low carbon transition, and we are dedicated to ensuring that the future of our planet is both different and better and we want you to share that passion. The successful applicant will demonstrate a passion for supporting the move to a greener economy.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV along with cover letter. 

What we offer in return

Aside from a competitive personal reward package, the successful applicant can look forward to a great working environment and excellent opportunities to operate at a high level. We believe that Gemserv’s culture is fundamental to the successful achievement of our objectives. A great culture ensures a consistent experience for our partners whomever they work with in the team.

For those considering applying for a role at Gemserv, we offer an engaging work environment and the opportunity to develop your career in a collaborative setting that allows people to grow and learn new skills. This role offers successful candidates an opportunity to work in a fast-paced consultancy specialising on energy and environment. Our preference is for the post to be based at our new modern and vibrant office in the centre of Birmingham, West Midlands, however we will also consider applicants who wish to work from our London office.

 

  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Profit related Bonus (discretionary)
  • Reward and recognition schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Private Bupa healthcare
  • Life Assurance (up to 4 times annual salary)
  • Matched pension contributions
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Buy and Sell annual leave
  • Reimbursement of eye test and up to £50 towards glasses or contacts
  • Corporate gym rates
  • Yoga sessions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Summer and Christmas parties, along with monthly Gembar

 

THE COMPANY

We are an expert provider of professional services in a world driven by data and technology. We work across various sectors, from government bodies to global blue-chip organisations and small independent companies.

Due to the nature of what we do, we are a people business. The contribution from every member of the team expands our workforce’s diverse range of experience, skills and personalities – each individually valued.

Gemserv is an equal opportunities employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to create an inclusive environment for all employees.

We heavily invest in the learning and development opportunities, enabling our people to develop skills and gain experience, which will enhance career prospects for life. Many who started their careers with us have rapidly progressed into more senior positions.

At Gemserv no two days are the same, but we believe in a flexible approach to working which we know our employees’ value. That focus on encouraging a positive work/life balance extends to the many regular social events where employees get the opportunity to meet people from across the business and the wider industry in a more informal environment.

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TO APPLY

If you can see yourself working at Gemserv, then we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and application to us by clicking ‘Apply now’

Happy to talk flexible working