The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) is a membership organisation, representing more than 250 companies working in the civil nuclear sector in the UK. Membership companies include utilities, developers, engineering, manufacturing, services, legal, advisory companies and education providers.

The NIA represents the UK civil nuclear industry with Government, stakeholders and the media, to advocate for nuclear power as a part of the country’s future clean energy mix and to assist our member companies in maximising commercial opportunities in the UK and internationally.

We are a small professional team, based in central London – with flexible working.

This role will suit someone who is organised, interest in public policy development and politics, a good team player, with a keen eye detail and can write concise briefings, often on short notice.

Purpose of the Role:

The Policy Analyst is an important position within the NIA, reporting directly to the Head of Policy & Public Affairs. The role will support the Association’s aims of promoting nuclear as part of the UK’s energy mix, raising understanding of energy issues, and fostering the commercial interest of NIA’s member companies.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and analysing developments in energy policy, technology and global issues with a bearing on the current and future development of civil nuclear
  • Developing expertise on regulatory and technical issues for established and emerging civil nuclear technologies
  • Researching policy related issues and drafting reports for internal, membership and external use
  • Assisting in preparation for media and political briefings and events held for a range of audiences
  • Drafting correspondence with policy makers and relevant stakeholders
  • Helping the preparation of NIA and industry evidence to Parliamentary Committees, Government Consultations, and relevant calls for evidence
  • Researching content for the NIA website, priority papers, and briefings
  • Forming the NIA, and the nuclear industry’s position, on emerging topics, such as hydrogen, synthetic fuels and decarbonising industry
  • Engaging with NIA members to gather their views and inform the development of all NIA publications
  • Engaging with NIA members to identify relevant evidence and expertise for NIA campaigns and lobbying
  • Supporting the secretariat of different NIA Working Groups as relevant
  • Develop links with other policy experts in the clean energy industry to ensure the visibility of nuclear industry goals
  • Drafting presentations and providing content for the Chairman and Chief Executive to use in speeches

Salary: c£35,000 plus benefits

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Previous policy development or analysis experience
  • Knowledge of and interest in energy and industrial policy, and an understanding of the developments in the electricity production and supply sector, and the role civil nuclear plays in Net Zero and energy security
  • Strong analytical skills, and ability to spot trends, interrogate data and present information for non-specialist audiences
  • Understanding of drivers of policy change, and familiarity with Government departments, local government, academia, think tanks, Parliament
  • Ability to develop good relationships within Government, Parliament and academia
  • Strong project management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable:

  • Academic or professional qualification in a related discipline
  • Knowledge of the energy industry, including possibly UK civil nuclear industry

To apply, please send a CV and one-page covering letter to [email protected]

Applications close at 10am on Monday 6th February, with interviews taking place soon after.