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Chief Economist


A unique opportunity has arisen to join RenewableUK in their mission to bring together member companies across a range of generation technologies and supply chains, to build and deliver a clean future energy system.

In a completely new and key role, the Chief Economist will underpin the work of the Policy and Engagement Team, leading on strategy and defining the modelling tools that will evidence the organisation's policy recommendations and engagement work.

Working across all technologies represented by RenewableUK, you will lead the development of analysis, research, and market insights to shows emerging trends in the sector and support member businesses.

Representing RenewableUK to officials, industry working groups, other businesses and the media, you'll be a figurehead and spokesperson, presenting analysis to different audiences.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Shaping a strategy to outline what the key priorities should be for markets and economics work
  • Leading on RenewableUK's work on economics and oversee the markets works, including advice to members and external stakeholders, producing original analysis and thought leadership pieces.
  • Developing modelling to test, challenge and innovate on existing government policy mechanisms with a view to improving revenue streams, financial models, or markets for renewables.
  • Supply relevant analysis for the purposes of member services and business development
  • Identifying key external stakeholders, counterparts in key organisations and strengthen relationships
  • Work with colleagues in the Events teams to advise on the development of programmes for RenewableUK's conference and seminar events.

Key knowledge, experience and skills:

  • Demonstrable experience of strategy development and execution
  • Proven track record of developing economic analysis capabilities and producing evidence
  • Good knowledge of economic issues and energy markets
  • Evidenced ability to assimilate complex information and produce briefings, documents and consultation responses
  • Evidenced ability to deliver analysis of economic topics, including modelling using Excel spreadsheets to support policy debate
  • Able to develop effective relationships at all levels and establish credibility
  • Able to work on own initiative and make sound judgements

Although the office is based in London, they do have a flexible working environment.

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Lauren Maddocks

Associate Director – Policy, Public Affairs & Strategic Communications