Policy Advisor, UK Energy Transitions (Housing), London

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  • Full Time
  • London
  • £39,000 USD / Year

Website E3G


E3G – a leading climate and energy think tank – is looking for a politically-minded Policy Advisor to help us accelerate the transition towards clean heat and energy efficient homes.  We are looking for a passionate and driven individual with experience in Parliamentary engagement and political advocacy. The role will be based in E3G’s UK energy transition team, with a focus on housing decarbonisation.


Context and overview of role 

E3G is an independent climate change think tank accelerating the transition to a climate safe world. We build cross-sectoral coalitions to achieve carefully defined outcomes, chosen for their capacity to leverage change. We work closely with like-minded partners in government, politics, business, civil society, science, the media, public interest foundations and elsewhere.

The cost-of-living crisis has been exacerbated by the cold and leaky nature of our homes. UK households are particularly exposed to the volatile nature of the international fossil gas market due to our high dependence on fossil heating systems, and the leaky nature of our homes. While many of the policy solutions are clear, the political will is often lacking.

Cross-sector collaboration with installers and engineers, energy companies, local delivery partners, financial institutions and NGOs will be critical for developing robust policies and a unified approach. Gaining cross-party political momentum behind ambitious outcomes will be essential for getting policy and financial decisions over the line.

This Policy Advisor position will play a central role in undertaking policy research and political engagement in the run up to the general election and informing the thinking of the next government. The position is offered on a 1-year fixed-term basis with the intention of long-term extension.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Extensive, cross-party MP and Parliamentary engagement and communications; underpinned by political mapping and analysis to inform a tailored and strategic approach. Building and maintaining strong and trusted relationships with MPs and government officials which support ambitious outcomes aligned with our campaign priorities.
  • Supporting cross-sector coalition work. This includes convening senior industry experts and strengthening alliances, scheduling and organizing meetings, tracking progress, drafting minutes, communicating progress, organising events and drafting reports;
  • Developing policy positions associated with clean heat and energy efficiency, responding to government consultations and informing E3G’s position on key areas – engaging with stakeholders to seek feedback and inform the development of policy ideas.
  • Engaging with and helping to convene key stakeholders in government, civil society and the private sector;
  • Organising and participating in stakeholder discussions and workshops; managing relationships with stakeholders;
  • Contributing to the wider development of E3G as an organisation;
  • Travel may be required.

Person Description 

You are a highly organised and motivated self-starter with a strong interest in the opportunities and challenges around developing low-carbon and resilient economies, particularly related to supporting the shift from fossil gas and towards clean heat. You are able to learn fast and to work flexibly with a range of people with varied professional and political backgrounds. You are prepared to go the extra mile to deliver high quality outputs to challenging deadlines.

You are at ease with complex projects and processes and have excellent qualitative research skills. The work you will undertake will make full use of your coordination, facilitation, analytical and communication skills. You will be able to identify and engage with a range of external stakeholders to effectively communicate ideas and findings to a varied audience.


Experience and Skills 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have at least 4 years of relevant professional experience with progressive levels of responsibilities and a track record of significant achievements, ideally in public affairs, Parliamentary engagement or strategic communications.
  • A network of Parliamentary and government contacts, and across industry/ civil society.
  • Have knowledge and/or experience of UK politics, climate and energy policy (required) and clean heat/ energy efficiency (desirable)
  • Have good qualitative and quantitative analytical skills (required).
  • Be confident in engaging with a range of stakeholders including industry, government and civil society and demonstrate a track-record of managing relationships with external stakeholders (required).
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative and is positive, organised, stress-resilient and able to deliver high quality work on time.
  • Be a strong team player, committed to achieving E3G’s objectives and capable of inspiring and facilitating action by others. You pay attention to detail and work effectively to support shared team outcomes.
  • Have very strong written and oral communication skills.

Further Details

This role is based in E3G’s London office. E3G offers flexible working arrangements and operates a hybrid working approach. We are open to exploring optimal working arrangements with the successful candidate.


E3G will require candidates to demonstrate that they have the right to live and work in the jurisdiction in which E3G employs them. E3G is unable to provide relocation assistance or visa support.


A remuneration package competitive with the non-profit sector will be offered. Salary is up to £39,000 per annum depending on experience. Benefits include 25 days of paid leave plus additional leave between Christmas and new year; travel and hospitalisation insurance; generous pension contribution.


E3G values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.  We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities



The deadline for applications is 17 September 2023.

Please include:

  • A CV of maximum two pages
  • A cover letter of no more than two pages outlining why you are applying for this role and your credentials. Please indicate when you would be able to start.

We will not be able to reply to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, we will not be shortlisting you on this occasion.

To apply for this job please visit e3g.bamboohr.com.