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Committee advertises for an energy networks specialist adviser

17 March 2014

The Energy & Climate Change Select Committee is looking for an energy networks expert to provide specialist advice on a consultancy basis.

Applicants should be able to provide clear expert advice, on issues relating to gas and electricity transmission and distribution networks, to MPs in writing and in oral presentations. Advice may be requested generally (for example, to help explain how network costs are determined and what their impact is on consumer bills) or in relation to a specific committee inquiry (for example, to read and comment on written evidence, suggest witnesses for oral evidence and help with the preparation of briefing notes and draft reports). Successful applicants will work closely with committee support staff in the preparation of advice, briefing material and reports for the committee, particularly in relation to the Committee’s current inquiry: Network costs

Successful applicants will work closely with committee support staff to prepare oral and written advice, briefing material and reports for the Committee.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have up-to-date knowledge of the UK’s gas and electricity transmission and distribution networks, how they are regulated, and related public policy issues;  
  • Have good contacts with the main players in the industry and an awareness of best practice in the UK and abroad;
  • Have effective written and oral communication skills, including experience of communicating complex subjects in clear terms to politicians and/or senior decision makers;
  • Be able to attend committee meetings in London when required to do so and to work to tight deadlines; and
  • Respect the confidentiality of committee proceedings.

Further information about the Committee can be found on its website.

Information and notes for those wishing to apply


The appointment is for 12 months, with the option of renewal at the end of this period. Advisers are paid for the days they work for the committee plus expenses. Rates are dependent upon experience and knowledge.
Interested applicants are asked to provide a statement of no more than 750 words

(a) giving examples of how they meet the criteria listed above and

(b) suggesting, with reasons, three issues that the Committee should focus on in its Network Costs inquiry.

Deadline


Applicants should send their statements and a current CV to the Energy & Climate Change Select Committee at [email protected] by Friday 4 April.
For further information, please contact Vinay Talwar, Second Clerk, on 020 7219 3092 or [email protected].

Further information

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