Policy Lead Biogas and Hydrogen




Recruitment team ([email protected])


Hybrid, London








Policy Lead – Biogas and Hydrogen

Job Description

Position: Policy lead – Biogas and Hydrogen, REA

Type of employment: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 per week

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: Competitive

Main place of work: London based head office with hybrid/remote flexible options available

About us

The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) was established in 2001, as a not-for-profit trade association. It is the largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies. The REA’s mission is to grow the renewable energy and clean technology economy. The REA’s main objective is to secure the best legislative and regulatory framework for expanding the Sector in the UK and grow the International market.

The REA’s corporate membership consists of over 550 companies ranging from multinational energy utilities and renewable energy developers working across multiple technologies and solutions through to innovative niche companies and consultants, as well as sole traders, farmers, installers. The REA’s finance forum and other platforms support member organisations from the investment, insurance and legal sectors that enable this growing economy. The REA is the only UK trade body representing the full range of renewable technologies across all applications covering power, heat, transport and clean resources.

Primary job functions and key accountabilities

  • Drafting policy statements and consultation responses relevant to the sector;
  • Ensuring the effective working of the sector forum, including organising and taking minutes of the Biogas forum meetings (held at least quarterly) and Steering Groups for Biogas and separately Hydrogen;
  • As part of later career progression, joint or sole line management of a Policy Analyst working in the Heat & Cooling ‘Pillar’ of the REA Policy team;
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues, other REA forums and, where appropriate, other stakeholders to strengthen the sector’s influence;
  • Either from the start or as part of a later career progression, there will be the opportunity to also work on other heat technologies (such as wood heat);
  • Responding to members’ requests for information and support;
  • Contributing to building and maintaining the Association’s information resources;
  • Working with the events team in the organisation and planning of high-profile sector events (eg UK Green Gas Day, and REA’s Hydrogen Conference);
  • Contributing to member retention and recruitment;
  • Representing the sector and wider Association at meetings, conferences, exhibitions etc. and making presentations on the work of the Association and the interests of members.

Personal Characteristics

  • Previous knowledge of policy developments relating to hydrogen,  biogas or wider bioenergy sectors is particularly beneficial.
  • Enthusiastic with a good eye for detail and organisational skills, determination and stamina; a flexible, team player with personal integrity and confidence, and the ability to build relationships with civil servants, regulators and wider stakeholders in order to become the go to person in this sector on policy and the market.
  • A self-starter will especially do well in this role, working to multiple deadlines and as part of an exciting, fast growing sector.
  • REA will help you develop your knowledge and skills and aims to help you foster career growth.

Line Manager

  • Director of Policy

Equal opportunities commitments

The REA seeks to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse community at large because we value the individual contribution of people irrespective of age, gender reassignment, being married or in a civil partnership, being pregnant or on maternity leave, disability, race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The REA is committed to:

  • Promoting equality of opportunity and fair participation in employment for all persons
  • Eliminating occurrences of unlawful direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, disability discrimination, victimisation and harassment
  • Promoting a good and harmonious working environment in which all persons are treated with dignity and respect
  • Taking lawful affirmative or positive action, where appropriate
  • Fulfilling all its legal obligations under the anti-discrimination legislation and the associated codes of practice
  • Complying with this equal opportunities policy and associated policies, and
  • Regarding all breaches of this equal opportunities policy as misconduct, which could lead to disciplinary proceedings.

To apply:

Please email The recruitment team ([email protected]) with a CV and cover letter. The deadline for applications is Friday 19th July 2024 at 11.59PM. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the closing date should sufficient numbers of applications be received. We recommend that you submit your application early.