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Policy Officer

Clean Energy Council

Closing date 14 August 2022

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Employment Type

Full Time

Seniority Level



About us

We are a values-based organisation with a clear purpose - to accelerate the transition to a clean energy future and establish the foundation and build momentum for Australia to become a global clean energy superpower.

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) is the peak body for the renewable energy and energy storage industry in Australia. We represent and work with hundreds of leading businesses operating in solar, wind, hydro, bioenergy, energy storage, hydrogen, and emerging technologies along with thousands of solar and battery storage installers and Approved Solar Retailers.

Our values

At the CEC we live our values of Integrity, Collaboration, Leadership, People Focused and Service Excellence every day in the way we work.

About the role

We have a unique opportunity for a Policy Officer to be part of a team that works with the clean energy industry on critical and transformative issues for the renewable sector.

The Policy Officer will support the Director, Distributed Energy to engage with Clean Energy Council members in policy development and to assist with the development, communication, and advocacy for policies in relation to distributed energy and distribution networks.

This role will be responsible for documenting Clean Energy Council’s policy position along with the development and delivery of any relevant programs, for the recycling and reuse of end-of-life PV panels.

About You

This role would suit someone with previous experience in a similar role with proven skills in policy development and implementation.

Ideally, you will be tertiary qualified (in a relevant discipline) with a broad understanding of government policy making processes and energy and climate policies.

Naturally, you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with a high level of attention to detail and organisation skills to meet project deadlines.

You have a strong conceptual and analytical ability, to grasp concepts and complexity comfortably and have a genuine desire to learn.

Candidates who have had experience working in an environment providing advice to government would be highly regarded although not essential.

In this role you will:

  • Conduct research and analysis and draft reports
  • Collaborate with and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders to inform policy development
  • Develop programs to support Clean Energy Council organisational outcomes.


  • Inclusive, warm and welcoming team environment
  • Passionate and driven, values-based organisation
  • Paid parental leave + 5 days additional paid leave pa
  • Opportunities for ongoing professional development
  • Dynamic and growing industry

Diversity and inclusion

The Clean Energy Council is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, personal appearance, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, or political affiliation.

The Clean Energy Council respectfully acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters on which we work and live. Sovereignty has never been ceded. We acknowledge Elders, past and present, and their continuing culture and connection to Country.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are welcomed and encouraged to apply for all advertised positions.

Join a team of diverse individuals united by a common purpose! 

If you feel you have what it takes to be successful in this role, please submit a cover letter and CV via the Employment Hero Clean Energy Council Ltd Careers Page.

Applications will be reviewed progressively and close on 14 August 2022 11:59 AM.

All potential candidates must have a suitable working visa in Australia in order to apply.