Senior Policy Officer/ Policy Officer, Energy + Water – The Public Interest Advocacy Centre – Sydney NSW

Position: Senior Policy Officer/ Policy Officer, Energy + Water
Organisation: The Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Location: Sydney NSW
Closing date: 11:59pm Saturday 17/09/22
How to apply: Please send your application to [email protected], including Senior Policy Officer / Policy Officer, Energy and water in the subject field. Please note there is no application close date, and we invite you to apply as soon as possible.
Contact person: Douglas McCloskey, [email protected]

The Energy and Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program (EWCAP) works for better regulatory and policy outcomes, so people’s needs are met by clean, resilient, and efficient energy and water systems. Reporting to the Program Director and working closely with the rest of the EWCAP team, you will develop policy and research issues related to household energy supply in NSW and advocate on behalf of NSW households. Additionally, you will:

  • Draft submissions, media releases and other collateral
  • Support the planning, development, and execution of PIAC’s energy projects
  • Cultivate relationships with consumer and community organisations, industry, regulators, government, and other key stakeholders

You have experience or a background in public policy, research, development, or advocacy and ideally a good knowledge of the energy and/or water industries. Otherwise, you have:

  • Policy analysis and project management skills
  • Capacity to write submissions to government inquiries
  • An understanding of the issues facing socially and economically disadvantaged people
  • Familiarity engaging with media including via social media

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.