Policy Manager

Any of our offices
4 days ago
Full time role


OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Location: Hub based! Bristol, London or Glasgow

But you have the flexibility to work wherever suits you best

Team:  Policy & Regulation

Salary banding:  £50,000 - £60,000

Experience: Mid-level

Working pattern: Full-Time

Reporting to: Adrienne Briggs, Senior Policy Manager

Sponsorship: Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.

This role in 3 words: Engaging, Strategic, Ownership

Top 3 qualities for this role: Communication, Influence, Organisation


In the words of the team, you should leave your current role for this one because….

The UK is on the brink of a major energy transition, one that will see the way in which we generate, store and consume energy fundamentally change in support of achieving net zero - want to be on the front line of driving meaningful change for our company, customers and country? Here’s your chance!


Everyone belongs at OVO

At OVO, we are on a mission to solve one of humanity's biggest challenges, the climate crisis. And we know it takes all of us to change the world. That's why we need diverse people from all gender identities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, life experiences and backgrounds to join us.


Team working for the planet

Everything we do here spins around Plan Zero. So, naturally, the team you’ll be joining plays a gigantic role in making that happen. Here’s how:

The Policy & Regulation team at OVO lead our engagement with policy makers across all government departments, lobbying for the change that will make a real difference. Whether it’s carbon cutting or bill cutting, we exist to make sure OVO’s voice is heard.


This role in a nutshell:

You’ll be harnessing your detailed knowledge and passion for the energy system to help craft policy and regulation as we transition to net zero. Directly supporting key OVO functions, including our Commercial and Trading teams, you’ll support the Senior Policy Manager in developing OVO’s view on key market and consumer developments. 

Most critically, you’ll ensure OVO is heard externally with key decision makers across Whitehall and Ofgem, as well as other key industry partners including Energy UK.

You’ll be keen to build strong internal and external networks, drive visibility, improve positive impact, and will be comfortable in working closely with internal and external partners at all levels, advocating for key policy changes. 

We must be credible in all that we do. To do that, we need people who can ask the right questions, capture and analyse the most appropriate data sets and build robust evidence bases to inform our thinking. 

There has never been a more important time to join the mission so if you’re a policy enthusiast with a commercial edge, please apply.

Your key outcomes will be:

  • Developing OVO’s position on key policy topics, supporting the case for change with clear and well informed evidence
  • Building strong internal and external relationships, facilitating the right discussions to surface the challenges that we want to overcome, and the solutions for them
  • Engaging at all levels externally, from government ministers to regulatory officials 
  • Analysing wide ranging information and data to ensure our policy decisions are appropriately informed 


You’ll be a successful Policy Manager here at OVO if you…

  • Can demonstrate experience, knowledge and passion for energy markets and / or the transition to net zero 
  • Are an experienced policy maker, with an ability to grasp the detail of often sophisticated policy challenges and translate it into coherent and compelling messaging for our internal and external audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders and build and maintain effective relationships
  • Understanding of how Ofgem, Whitehall and Parliament function, and the levers to pull to effect positive change
  • Upbeat and results-focused - strong delivery edge and a desire to solve sophisticated challenges head on
  • Comfortable working in a very fast paced environment


Let’s talk about what’s in it for you

We’ll pay you between £50,000 and £60,000, depending on your specific skills and experience. If your expectations are a little different, have a chat with us!

We keep our pay ranges broad on purpose to give us, and you, flexibility to match your experience to our zero carbon mission.

You’ll be eligible for an on-target bonus of 15%. We have one OVO bonus plan that focuses on the collective performance of our people to deliver our Plan Zero goal. 

We also offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to help you feel like you belong at OVO…and there’s flex pay.  It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer: 

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.


For your Belonging

To find better ways to support our people, we need to listen to each other’s experiences and find ways to build a truly inclusive and diverse workplace. As part of this, we have 8 Belonging Networks at OVO. Led by our people, for our people - so when you join OVO, you can play a part - big or small - with any of the Networks. It's up to you.


Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you! If you have any additional requirements, there’s a space to let us know on the application form; we want to make the process as easy and comfortable for you as possible..


OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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