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Renewable Energy Association - LowCVP Member

Posted: 06 Oct 2017
Salary: £35,000 (max)
Contract Type: Full-time or part-time, depending on experience

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Key Skills:

Ideally you will have:

- worked in the transport sector, and /or have significant knowledge of renewable energy, agriculture and environmental policy

- an understanding of the low carbon transport strategy for the UK and a knowledge of the stakeholders involved

- familiarity with the EU Renewable Energy Directive

- experience of liaison with government officials and management of relationships leading to positive outcomes

The following would be desirable:

- relevant graduate qualification and/or equivalent business experience

- experience of working in the not-for-profit sector

- a post-graduate qualification in the renewables / energy policy sector

Abilities and skills

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- The ability to present policy and technical material in a cogent manner appropriate

to target audience

-  Accomplished presentational skills

-  Extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite of products

 - The ability to use social media would be desirable


Purpose of the role

The REA is the leading trade association for renewable transport fuel, having been active in this area since 2005. We are seeking to appoint a senior policy executive to service members active in these fuels (i.e. bioethanol, biodiesel, biogas and advanced biofuels). The Renewable Transport Fuel Group of the REA interfaces with other member groups including those for electric vehicles, biogas and organics recycling. The REA sees an important and on-going role for biofuels in aviation, heavy goods vehicles and shipping, as well as a crucial role in the transition to the electrification of cars. The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation is in the process of reform; targets levels are increasing, a new range of fuels are being incentivised and additional sustainability measures are being introduced. Helping the members respond to these opportunities and challenges will be a key part of the role, along with addressing other fuelling/environmental concerns closely linked to fuelling choice such as air quality and sustainability.

The main function of the role is to:

- act as the Association’s primary source of renewable transport fuel expertise

- to work with civil servants, parliamentarians and others during the introduction of the new RTFO legislation and accompanying guidance documentation

- to communicate the benefits of decarbonising liquid and gaseous fuels, and the role biofuels will play in the wider decarbonisation of the transport sector

- recruit new members to the REA’s Transport Fuels Group

We are looking for a team player, with initiative and good organisational skills; someone who will have a confident, pro-active, collaborative approach to dealing with member companies, government officials and other stakeholder groups.

For more information contact Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive, REA. NSkorupska@r-e-a.ne 

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