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Hydrogen Funding Policy

Senior Executive Officer


Salary Range:

£37,470 - £45,565

Department and Location:

Department for Energy Security & Net Zero

Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, Darlington, Edinburgh, London, Salford

Advert Closing Date:


Contract Type:


Available Working Pattern:

Flexible Working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

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Job Description:

Low carbon hydrogen will be critical for the UK’s transition to net zero. As part of a deeply decarbonised, renewable energy system, low carbon hydrogen could be a versatile replacement for high-carbon fuels used today – helping to bring down emissions in vital UK industrial sectors and providing flexible energy for power, heat and transport.

In the Energy Security Strategy, we have set out an ambition to deliver 10GW of hydrogen production capacity by 2030. This will help put us on a pathway to Carbon Budget 6 and create a more resilient and affordable UK energy supply.

The Hydrogen Production Business Model aims to overcome the initially higher cost of low carbon hydrogen compared to high carbon counterfactual fuels. The proposed hydrogen levy will provide funding for the Hydrogen Production Business Model - which enables the scale up of the hydrogen economy.

These SEO policy roles will sit within the Analysis and Funding Strategy Team, a multidisciplinary policy and analytical team within the Hydrogen and Industrial Carbon Capture (HICC) Directorate. This is a great opportunity to join a fast-growing team responsible for delivering critical net zero policy and analysis for some of the most exciting technologies needed to decarbonise the economy.

We pride ourselves on having a friendly and encouraging work environment and are keen to hear from a diverse range of applicants.

We support team members to develop their careers.

Person Specification:

Person specification
Skills and experience

As a team we work flexibly and welcome those who have varied working practices. The skills and experiences that we hope to attract include:

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to describe, explain and make the case for evidence-based policy decisions. The ability to communicate complex and technical issues clearly and concisely to colleagues, stakeholders and ministers is essential.

• The ability to pick up new and complex information and use strong analytical and numerical skills to understand the technical elements of the hydrogen levy work.

• Experience of policy design and development, and working on new and emerging areas.

• Strong delivery and organisational skills to lead the work, which will have to be progressed to a tight timetable.

• Excellent collaborative skills. You will be working closely with technical, financial, commercial, analytical and legal advisors both within and external to DESNZ.

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