Policy and External Affairs Co-ordinator

  • Job Reference: R4955
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2022
  • Employer: Northern Powergrid
  • Location: Castleford, Yorkshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Performance Bonus
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Northern Powergrid manage the electricity network that powers everyday life for more than 8 million people in the Northeast, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. We have a key role in creating and managing future energy systems that increasingly interact with our customers and smart, low carbon technologies - the Policy & Markets Directorate is at the heart of the change.

We are currently recruiting for a driven, highly organised and analytical Policy & External Affairs Coordinator to play a key role in coordinating and providing support to the Director of Policy and Markets, and the wider Directorate. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a career within policy and external affairs.

Along with a competitive salary of up to £30,000, we also offer great benefits such as:

  • Enrolment into our pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • Up to 10% performance related bonus

We’re excited to hear from candidates with a desire to succeed in what will prove to be a varied and dynamic role.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Play a key role in coordinating and providing support to the Policy & External Affairs team
  • Assist with scheduling and diarising meetings with key stakeholders; including booking all meetings, transport, accommodation and all other associated arrangements
  • Support with media relations and PR
  • Organise internal and external meetings and briefings, inviting and briefing participants and anticipating the requirements of the Executive
  • Produce and distribute internal and external communication requirements including event support and the provision of associated materials e.g. PowerPoint slides/delegates packs etc
  • Identify news stories of the most relevance to the company each morning and summarise to a high quality
  • Process monthly expenses and credit expenditure
  • Assist the team across the key processing activities of salary / procurement / ordering / logistics and invoicing

Key Competencies

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with a flexible and adaptable approach to work to juggle a range of different tasks and to work extra hours to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to research, digest, analyse and present material clearly and concisely
  • A calm and professional manner and the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent I.T. and administration skills
  • Building relationships / team player
  • Analytical skills
  • The ability to use your own initiative

Qualifications and Attributes

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject
  • Ideally some experience working in public affairs (but not essential)
  • Knowledge and experience of coordinating events and meetings
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills – Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Highly reliable and trustworthy individual
  • Discretion and confidentiality are essential attributes

Visit northernpowergrid.com/careers to find out more about this and other career opportunities.​

Closing date for applications: 20 May 2022 


Applicants are considered on the basis of their suitability for the post irrespective of sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, race, age or disability, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.