Secretariat for the Heat Network Industry Council

Heat Network Industry Council (HeatNIC)

Job Title: Secretariat for the Heat Network Industry Council (HeatNIC)

Location: Hybrid

Job Type: Full-time

Overview: We are seeking a dedicated and highly organized individual to fill
the role of Secretariat for the Heat Network Industry Council. This position offers the
opportunity to contribute to the UKs Net-Zero targets, advancing heat networks to help
decarbonise towns and cities. The successful candidate will provide a secretariat function for
the Ministerial Board, chair the Delivery group, and provide resource to manage the project
groups. In addition, this role would monitor actions between meetings to ensure progress and
provide other administrative and management functions to the Council as required.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Policy and Advocacy Support:
  2. Research and monitor developments in heat network policies, regulations, and best
  3. Support advocacy efforts by drafting position statements, policy briefs, and submissions to
    relevant authorities.
  4. Assist in the coordination of advocacy campaigns and outreach activities to promote the
    organization’s objectives.
  5. Communication Management:
  6. Serve as the primary point of contact for the organization, responding to inquiries and
    directing communications to the appropriate personnel.
  7. Provide regular written updates to all HeatNIC members on the work programme to ensure that
    all are informed of progress.
  8. Support the delivery of the HeatNIC Communications group through managing the HeatNIC
    LinkedIn account, updating content on the HeatNIC website and supporting event planning.
  9. Meeting and Event Coordination:
  10. Organize and schedule Board and Delivery meetings, and workshops, including venue
    selection, agenda development, and logistical arrangements.
  11. Prepare meeting materials, presentations, and minutes, and ensure timely distribution to
  12. Coordinate with stakeholders to facilitate participation in events and collaborative
  13. Design and management of an annual day long strategy session each year.
  14. Membership Support:
  15. Assist in the recruitment and retention of members by providing information and support as
  16. Process membership applications, payments, and renewals, and maintain membership records.
  17. Coordinate member engagement activities such as networking events, webinars, and working
  18. Administrative Support:
  19. Manage the organization’s administrative tasks including filing, scheduling, and
  20. Maintain accurate records and databases related to members, projects, meetings and
  21. Coordinate travel arrangements and accommodations for staff and stakeholders as needed.


  1. Understanding of the low carbon energy sector in particular heat networks policy, regulated
    energy markets, consumer protection, economic regulation, and investment needs.
  2. Proven experience in administrative support, preferably providing Secretariat functions to
    a nonprofit organization or industry association.
  3. Consistent track record in project management with multiple stakeholders.
  4. Experience of working with central government.
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, database management, and online collaboration tools.


  1. Competitive salary between £45,000-£65,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  2. Comprehensive benefits package including, retirement plans, and paid time off.
  3. Opportunities for professional development and training in sustainable energy and
    organizational management.
  4. The chance to contribute to meaningful work that promotes environmental sustainability and
    community resilience.

To apply please send a 1 page cover letter and a CV to
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