Regulatory Policy Analyst

Full Time | Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND | 8 months
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Salary negotiable
Belfast , County Antrim
Permanent, full-time
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Base Location: Dublin or Belfast

Salary: Circa £25,000/€40,000 depending on skills and experience.

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time with Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE Airtricity is one of the largest energy retail businesses on the island of Ireland. It offers gas and electricity to both domestic and commercial customers in Northern Ireland and Ireland and has an extensive Home Energy Services business.

The SSE Airtricity Regulation team is responsible for managing and leading SSE Airtricity on interactions with regulators across both Ireland and Northern Ireland, namely the Commission for Regulation of Utilities and Utility Regulator.

We represent the business at industry fora, lead the development of responses to regulatory changes and advocate for our positions with both regulators on the island of Ireland.

We also work collaboratively with industry to develop common positions on regulatory matters which may impact our business. These interactions can vary from responding to the formation of new policy, new market framework changes and code or dealing with information requests when required.

Internally, we provide regulatory advice and guidance to the business across all regulatory aspects ranging from industry codes, licence requirements, and regulatory policy.

What is the Role

Reporting to your manager, this role focuses on analysing and providing guidance to the business on regulatory requirements that impact the business. You will be responsible for understanding regulatory requirements and disseminating regulatory information in a clear and concise manner across the retail business. As part of this, you will work with a cross-division of retail-focused teams responsible for ensuring processes and policies are aligned with our regulatory requirements. You will also assist the team in delivering strategic regulatory priorities for the business, thereby developing your own capabilities and leadership capabilities.

As a subject matter expert, you will coordinate SSE Airtricity responses to regulatory consultations and industry changes. This will include collating internal views, drafting submissions for approval and assisting the team in representing the business at industry fora.

What do I need?

Ideal candidates will hold a degree level qualification in economics, finance, business, law or a related subject. Candidates with experience in working in an operational environment will also be considered where they can demonstrate experience relevant to the role.

We look for candidates who are effective communicators, both written and oral. Candidates will demonstrate that they can communicate clearly, concisely and with confidence, whilst taking account of the audiences we deal with internally and externally. This can range from drafting responses to consultation papers, drafting internal guidance on consumer protection or responding to requests for information from the regulatory authorities. This requires candidates to have strong analytical skills and demonstrate research capabilities.

Candidates will be naturally curious with a capacity to learn and will demonstrate that they are self-motivated and capable of ensuring CRU and UR regulatory activities are monitored and regulatory submissions actioned taking account of ensuring quality and timeliness.

When submitting your application, please also include a cover letter outlining your experience relevant to the role and why this position is of interest to you.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

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About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if its not safe, we don't do it.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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