RenewableNI currently has a vacancy for a Policy Analyst.

Hours:Full-time, permanent
Location: Working from home, with visits to Belfast office and meetings.
Deadline: Friday 8 March

RenewableNI (RNI) is the voice for the renewable electricity industry. Through the development of policy, best practice and public communications, we represent those engaged in wind, solar, tidal and battery storage development. Our members make up a large majority of the renewable industry supply chain in Northern Ireland. As part of both RenewableUK and Wind Energy Ireland, we have a reach across these islands.

Our aim is to achieve zero carbon electricity by 2035 helping to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, increasing energy security and reducing costs for consumers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Deliver on the key strategic objectives of RNI through interactions with members and with energy industry stakeholders;

· Provide support to the RNI team to support the delivery of renewable energy, including through the co-ordination of committee meetings and working groups;

· Stay up to date on energy policy developments across these islands, and help the team to deliver key objectives;

· Prepare written and verbal reports for internal and external audiences on relevant policy matters and assist in drafting consultation responses and position papers;

· Create, maintain, and extend over time a strong network of contacts across the sector;

· Provide support to the Director as needed, including public affairs work.

This list of duties is not exhaustive and may be added to as the role develops.


Essential Criteria

· Enthusiastic and high calibre candidate with a minimum 1-2 years’ experience working in a policy and/or public affairs role;

· Experience in using MS Office packages, particularly, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;

· Ability to work on own initiative and make sound judgements;

· Professional attitude and ability to be politically sensitive;

· Able to be flexible about working hours including out of hours where necessary;

· Must have right to work in the UK.

Desirable Criteria

· Relevant third level qualification;

· Experience in the energy industry;

· Understanding of the Single Electricity Market;

· Understanding of the Northern Ireland planning system.


To apply for this position, please send your CV and a cover letter to putting “Policy Analyst” in the subject line.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 12noon on 8 March 2024.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all backgrounds to join our growing organisation and look to make our recruitment process as accessible as possible. Please let us know in your cover letter if we can support your application in any way.

Due to the high volume of applications expected, we may not be able to respond to every individual – if you do not hear back within two weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application is not being progressed on this occasion.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held the week beginning 1 April.