Director of Policy - Energy

Citizens Advice is changing. But, we need your help to ensure we continue to make the most of our pioneering approach. 
For more than 75 years, we’ve provided free, independent and impartial advice and information to help people resolve their legal, money and other problems. In the last 12-months alone we’ve helped 2.1 million people solve 6.6 million problems through our network of local Citizens Advice that delivers services from over 3,300 community locations in England and Wales. 
We also campaign for policy changes locally and nationally across many important issues to meet our overall objective of creating a fairer society. One way we achieve this is through our statutory role as the representative of consumers in the energy market, developing an agenda-setting programme of policy research and behind the scenes influencing work that offers the opportunity to make a major impact. Right now we are looking for an exceptional individual to lead our Energy Team and to help shape service delivery across our organisation. This is a highly influential media-facing role, affording the opportunity to lead a talented team of policy experts, engaged in developing important research that will shape public debate and bring about genuine change.
Director of Policy - Energy 
Competitive salary plus L.A
London EC1
Part of our Senior Delivery team, you will become our key spokesperson for Energy across all media and events, and work closely with the News team to communicate our research in a way that is accessible, compelling and persuasive to the public. As such, you will work with influential external bodies, including parliamentary select committees and industry.
This really is an exceptional role which is why we’re looking for someone equally impressive to realise its full potential - someone who is politically astute, with the communication skills, drive and credibility to influence embrace and real change. With a firm grounding in policy research commissioning, you can offer an outstanding track record of direct stakeholder influencing work, and are adept at managing relationships at senior levels. Experience of financial management and budgetary control is essential, ideally including experience of managing consultants and contracts.
To read the full Role and Person description, and for further details on how to apply, please download the Appointment Briefing Pack via this link to the Prospectus website.
NB: Closing date for applications is Thursday 25th February 2016