- Job posted on: 10th Sep 2021
- Applications close:
The Energy Efficiency Council is a not-for-profit membership association for businesses, universities, governments and NGOs. Founded in 2009, the Council’s members are diverse, but are united by a common cause: building a sophisticated market for energy management products and services that delivers:
The Energy Efficiency Council’s vision is to make Australia a global leader in smart energy management. To this end, the Council works with its members and partners to:
Energy management encompasses a wide range of practices and technologies including energy efficiency, demand management or load shifting, and demand response. Smart energy management makes our buildings healthier and more comfortable, our businesses more productive, and our energy system more affordable.
The Energy Efficiency Council is well respected in the energy policy debate and has played a critical role in many recent reforms that are boosting Australia’s productivity and helping keep energy affordable. Additionally, the Council has a reputation for working closely with government and other partners to develop high value research and content for industry participants.
High quality, strategic projects increase the profile and influence of the Council, build the market for energy management, support energy management providers and energy users, provide a foundation for the Council’s policy and advocacy, communications, training and events activities and are an important means to diversify and grow revenue.
The Council’s expert team of staff and independent advisors work with governments at the state and federal level, key industry and professional associations, non-governmental organisations, particularly our NGO Partners, and our industry members on developing key policy positions and advocacy campaigns on a range of energy efficiency, energy management and demand response issues. Further, the Council undertakes bespoke research on a range of topics to support government with developing sound policy and programs that support reducing energy consumption and costs and the achievement of net zero targets.
The purpose of the role of the Senior Advisor, Policy and Research is to drive the Council’s policy and advocacy agenda through:
The Senior Advisor, Policy and Research will be highly motivated, with a track record of demonstrating initiative, acting autonomously, and having a keen attention to detail. The Senior Advisor, Policy and Research will have excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral and written communication skills, and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in policy, advocacy or industry research in the energy, emissions reduction, sustainability or an equivalent industry. Additional experience will be considered favourably.
This role requires significant engagement with members, formal and informal partners, and working in conjunction with them to deliver policy and advocacy, research and analysis and other strategic wok on policy priorities.
Key duties include:
The Council is a small and flexible organisation. The successful candidate will be required to work on a range of cross-organisational projects, on an ad hoc basis, in collaboration with colleagues and external stakeholders to meet the Council’s overall goals.
Exact employment conditions will be negotiated based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.
Refer to the full position description for the key selection criteria that should be addressed in your application cover letter.
A full position description is attached.