Parliamentary Engagement Officer

Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit
Location London, UK
Application deadline 20 April 2024
Contract type Fixed term
Hours Full-time
Salary £36-£46k depending on experience
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The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit is looking for a Parliamentary Engagement Officer to bolster their capacity and ability to engage with political stakeholders in the busy election year ahead.

About the organisation

The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) is a non-profit organisation that supports informed debate on energy and climate change issues in the UK. Climate change presents important challenges and opportunities to Britons in the decades ahead, while the choices we make on energy have implications for society, the economy and the climate system.

They believe that debates on these issues should be underpinned by evidence, and involve the full range of stakeholders.

The ECIU support journalists, parliamentarians and other communicators with accurate and accessible briefings on key issues, and work with individuals and organisations that have interesting stories to tell, helping them connect to the national conversation.

Brief description of the role

The ECIU are looking to bolster their capacity and ability to engage with political stakeholders in the busy election year ahead, and this role will work alongside their Head of Parliamentary Engagement to further the reach of ECIU.

Key roles and responsibilities 

  • Work with ECIU’s Head of Parliamentary Engagement to deliver a programme to engage UK politicians and other relevant stakeholders in the run up to and immediately after the UK General Election. You will help to grow our network within Parliament and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • Assist in stakeholder mapping; sharing briefing materials; setting up meetings and events; supporting the production of opinion pieces and sourcing quotes for press releases.
  • Monitor parliamentary activity, including intelligence gathering and looking for opportunities for ECIU to input. You will arrange and run briefing sessions for individuals and groups of political stakeholders. This is a 9 month fixed term role.

Experience and skills

  • Enthusiasm for and knowledge of UK politics and policymaking, with an understanding of political process and current political landscape.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and an ability to adapt style to audience.
  • Extremely organised with excellent time management.
  • Broad understanding of and interest in climate and energy issues.

Desirable experience:

  • Experience working in politics, communications or other related role.
  • Experience of organising and running events.