Energy and Climate Analyst

ECIU is looking for an Analyst to join our growing team.

Do you find taking complex, technical data and turning it into a solid information interesting? Do you want to help the media and other stakeholders in understanding issues related to energy and climate change? Do you thrive in a fast paced environment?

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. We provide independent analysis and accessible briefings to media and other stakeholders on key issues, including land use, transport, power sector, and heating and buildings, with a UK focus but with links to our international work.

We are looking to recruit an Analyst to help take complex technical insights and new research and turn it into accessible information on key developments in the net zero transition.

The Analyst will report to the Head of Analysis, who oversees analysis across ECIU’s programmes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Keeping abreast of developments in climate and energy policy;
  • Conducting analysis using a range of data types and sources;
  • Communicating conclusions to colleagues, including assumptions and any limitations;
  • Contributing to drafting of written materials and preparation for meetings with stakeholders;
  • Developing and maintaining a network of stakeholders, including experts in ECIU’s areas of interest, and learning to brief journalists who make use of our research.

Required Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Analysis
    • A graduate, with a strong analytical background;
    • Ability to quickly analyse simple data and summarise conclusions in an accessible way;
    • Ability to conduct rigorous in-depth analysis;
    • Experience of conducting analysis in energy and/or climate topics;
    • An ability to use data to tell a story.
  • Knowledge and Context
    • Understanding of key challenges and opportunities associated with net zero transition;
    • Understanding of UK decarbonisation policies and politics;
    • Appreciation of wider political and economic context, including objectives of key actors in the public sector, private sector and NGOs.
  • Communication and Networks
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent command of English;
    • Ability to develop networks of contacts who can advise on ECIU’s analysis;
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Programme Management
    • Experience of scoping and undertaking research projects;
    • Ability to work independently;
    • Being a team player.

Desirable

  • 1-3 year's experience of working in energy or climate;
  • Understanding of the UK media, particularly its reporting of energy and climate change;
  • Familiarity with Government data sets and other key sources;
  • Experience of writing to deadlines or in quick turnaround situations;
  • Experience of briefing stakeholders.

Terms and Conditions

This full-time position is initially offered as a one-year contract with a view to extending to a permanent contract in future.

Salary is £30-40k depending on experience.

This is advertised as a full-time position. We are open to considering flexible working arrangements. Notionally, the post-holder will work from ECIU’s central London office, but some degree of home working is permitted. Some degree of flexibility is necessary, with occasional out-of-hours work needed and setting ‘getting the job done’ as a priority – but this flexibility works both ways.

Travel within the UK may be necessary from time to time. Holiday entitlement is 30 days per year, plus statutory holidays. ECIU also provides an auto-enrolment pension scheme with Aviva.

Candidate information and how to apply

Please send a CV and a one-page cover letter, together with an article, short report or other piece of work you have written on a relevant topic to admin@eciu.net , before midnight on Wednesday 17th August 2022 (as recently extended). Applications without a covering letter explaining why you have applied for the role will not be considered.

If you would like to discuss the role before applying, please contact admin@eciu.net.

Interviews (including an online exercise) will be held in the week commencing 22nd August, or shortly thereafter. The aim is that the successful applicant will start as soon as possible.

We value diversity and inclusion, helping to make our sector more welcoming and accessible to a greater range of backgrounds. We strongly welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in our sector, including people from ethnic minorities, from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds and those who consider themselves to have a disability.

We can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.