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Policy Officer - Energy

Public Interest Advocacy Centre
  • Advocate for better regulatory and policy outcomes for consumers
  • Peak voice for consumer organisations and the community
  • Permanent full-time position with 4 days considered

About the organisatioN

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a leading social justice law and policy centre. We build a fairer, stronger society by helping to change laws, policies and practices that cause injustice and inequality.

PIAC offers a dynamic workplace where wellbeing is promoted, and flexibility supported.


The Energy and Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program (EWCAP) works for better regulatory and policy outcomes, so people’s needs are met by clean, resilient, and efficient energy and water systems.

Reporting to the Program Director and working closely with the rest of the EWCAP team, you will develop policy and research issues related to household energy supply in NSW. Additionally, you will:

  • Draft submissions, media releases and other collateral
  • Support the planning, development, and execution of PIAC’s energy projects
  • Cultivate relationships with consumer and community organisations, industry, regulators, government, and other key stakeholders

About you

You have experience in, or good knowledge of the energy industry and will ideally have a background in research and public policy development. Otherwise, you have:

  • Project management skills
  • Capacity to write submissions to government inquiries
  • An understanding of the issues facing socially and economically disadvantaged people
  • Familiarity engaging with media including via social media

If you would like to contribute to PIAC’s energy advocacy, please direct your enquiries to Deirdre Moor via jobs@piac.asn.au, using the subject line: Policy Officer, Energy enquiry via EthicalJobs, or for application instructions, click 'Apply Now'.

A position description is attached.

Please note there is no application close date, and we invite you to apply as soon as possible.

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