National Grid London United Kingdom
1 month ago
About the Role:
In this highly visible and exciting Policy and Public Affairs Officer role, you'll be regularly engaging with colleagues and external stakeholders to shape public policy, therefore helping drive the delivery of the UK's energy transition to Net Zero. You'll have responsibility for building National Grid's reputation and influencing high profile key stakeholders, including Parliamentarians, Government, lobbying groups, Think Tanks, Trade Associations, Academics and EU stakeholders.
You can have a major part to play in our world-leading feat of transforming the UK's energy system to Net Zero - to deliver a clean, affordable and secure flow of energy, helping to combat Climate Change. Passionate about our planet? Come and join us
You'll be leading responses to Government and wider consultations impacting National Grid, and provide input for executive briefings, board papers, select committee inquiries and other external engagements. Your Policy... experience will enable you to support horizon scanning and pro-actively monitor and analyse policy and political developments in the UK - providing insight and intelligence to help shape business decisions. By maintaining your network of external contacts and pro-actively engaging with relevant think tanks, trade associations, NGOs, academics and other policy-based groups, you'll support the delivery of corporate strategic campaigns - advising on policy, audience-specific message development and policy stakeholder mapping and engagement. Your Stakeholder Management skills will enable you to collaborate across the business, to develop policy positions and shape policy messages. Internally, you'll support policy governance, including drafting papers for discussion, and ensuring policy messages are kept up to date and are available to colleagues across the business.
You've got demonstrable knowledge & experience in Policy and Public Affairs, including developing policy messages, political positioning and integrated campaigning, and can communicate policy messages clearly and concisely. You'll have a good understanding of the parliamentary and political landscape, and ideally key stakeholders which relate to and impact the utilities sector (governmental, regulatory, NGOs, industry bodies). If you've worked in a large or matrix style organisation, this would be well regarded, where you have proven ability to network internally and externally and to develop successful, long-lasting business relationships and partnerships. You have a background in delivering results, in a timely and challenging environment, able to deal with rapid change, complexity and ambiguity.
What we can Offer You:
Salary up to £48,000 – dependent on experience.
• Annual Performance Bonus (up to 10%)
• 28 days annual leave, plus 8 statutory days (plus can buy up to 5 more)
• Generous pension scheme - we double-match your contribution to a maximum of 12%. Overall 18%. (For every £1 you put in, we put in £2).
• Life Assurance at 10x your base salary.
• Financial support to help cover the cost of professional membership subscriptions, course fees, books, exam fees and time off for study leave – relevant to your role.
• Access to benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.
• Family care benefits including a back-up care service for when your usual care arrangements fall through (six paid days each year as standard with the option to purchase further days).
• Access to apps which support health, fitness and wellbeing.
This role offers flexible hybrid working, working between both our offices at The Strand, London (2-3 days pw) and the rest from home. We can also offer some flexibility in hours, if required – our standard working week is 37 hours.
National Grid plc is a multinational electricity and gas utility company headquartered in London. It has a market capitalisation of ~£36 billion and is one of the top 25 FTSE companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.
National Grid lies at the heart of a transforming energy system, spanning the UK and the US. Our businesses supply gas and electricity, safely, reliably and efficiently to millions of customers and communities. But we also drive change through engineering innovation and by incubating new ideas with the power to revolutionise our industry.
At National Grid, we share the belief that we need to stand for something beyond profit. We have a responsibility to demonstrate our contribution to society more broadly, whether that's helping the young people of today to become the energy problem-solvers of tomorrow, supporting our customers to use energy more efficiently, or tackling climate change by targeting net zero for our own emissions by 2050. That's why our vision is to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future.
• Advert Close: 20th August 2023
• Interviews: w/c 7th September 2023
Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At National Grid, we're committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So if you're excited about this role but your experience or qualifications don't match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one.
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