Salary: £27,000 
Location: London
Hours: Full Time 
Contract:Permanent
Reports to: Head of Scheme
No of reports: None
Start Date: Immediately (applications will be processed on a rolling basis)

Contact name: Bindi Patel
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Contact telephone: 020 3031 8740

Heat Trust is recruiting a Policy and Operations Adviser to join a team that is at the forefront of shaping a growing part of the low-carbon energy sector.

About Heat Trust
The UK energy sector is transforming. How we meet our energy needs is evolving away from centralised generation to more local, decentralised networks. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has recommended that up to 1.5million homes should be connected to low-carbon heat networks by 2030. As we transform our energy system, it is vital that we do so in a manner that ensures the needs of customers are protected.

Heat Trust is the customer protection scheme for the heat network sector. Our mission is to protect heat customers and ensure the heat networks deliver as intended for customers. Heat Trust has already grown to cover 10% of the heat sector market and we continue to grow year-on-year. The work we are leading has been recognised by BEIS, Scottish Government and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

About the role
We have a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic individual to work at the heart of local energy networks.

The position is focused on heat networks but will involve active engagement across a wide area of public policy, including the electricity, gas and renewables markets, consumer protection and consumer rights, planning and housing policy. It willinvolve working directly with government departments, consumer bodies, local authorities, housing associations and regional government bodies, regulators, senior industry players, and parliamentarians.

The UK Government has signalled its intention to regulate heat networks. The post holder will have a key role in supporting the sector to drive forward improvements, prepare for future regulation, and ensuring regulatory developments are proportionate and robust.

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive person who is passionate about working for a purpose-led organisation. You’ll be part of a small team, so you’ll have a great opportunity to develop your role and influence the work we do.

The heat network sector is developing fast; so you’ll need to have initiative to take on new challenges and opportunities. We are looking for a talented individual with strong communication, analytical and organisational skills, who will enjoy working as part of small start-up that is challenging the market to deliver better outcomes for customers.

You will be leading work to oversee the performance of heat networks registered with Heat Trust – are they delivering the outcomes they have committed to? Your work will be instrumental in supporting a low-carbon future that works for customers.

Using the data we collect, you will be involved in developing improvements to Heat Trust and actively contribute to regulatory developments in the market. You’ll need to be comfortable working and engaging with different stakeholders, including managing the relationships with external auditors and compliance panels.

To apply
Please feel free to contact Bindi Patel for any other questions you might have. If working with us sounds like something you would be interested in, the full job description can be found on our website here. 

To apply, please send a CV (of no more than two pages) and covering letter (of no more than one page) setting out how your approach and experience makes you the right person to fill this post. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

Please note that you must have the right to work in the UK.

Applications can be submitted by email or post:
• By email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• By post to: Heat Trust c/o ADE, 10 Dean Farrar St, London, SW1H 0DX

Due to limited resources, we are unable to acknowledge each application. If you have not been contacted by the interview date, we regret that you have not been shortlisted for an interview.