Policy and Market Analyst


London

£26,000 - £30,000 | Full Time | Permanent

Who we are

We are a group of dynamic and passionate people active within the circular economy industry, located in central London, just a stone’s throw from the lively Southbank and its foodie and cultural surroundings.

Orchard’s Mission

We are Orchard is a management agency for associations that actively contribute to the development of an environmentally friendly circular economy.

Our mission is to ensure we can live on this planet sustainably. In order to achieve this, we need to effect change much faster than we are now.

Focusing exclusively on industries that will help meet this objective, notably anaerobic digestion, biogas and cleantech, we provide management support to organisations that drive those game-changing sectors forward. We assist our clients in communicating their sector’s value, winning government support, accessing new markets, attracting investment and amplifying their R&D programs.

We offer strategic advice, a full range of management services (policy, market analysis, membership, events, publications, sales, marketing, PR and finance) and practical support to enable our partners to be as effective as possible.

Our current clients are the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA). Additionally, We Are Orchard manages the annual cleantech investment event Cleantech Innovate.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic Policy and Market Analyst to develop a strong evidence base for the policy strategy in our associations, ADBA and WBA, and help build momentum for the creation of a more circular economy, in the UK and globally.

You will have:

  • A 2:1 or above in a relevant analytical subject such as economics, social research, mathematics, engineering, science, geography or environmental sciences
  • Demonstrable commitment to sustainability, renewable energy and/or the green economy
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills
  • At least one year of work experience conducting policy and/or market analysis
  • Good communication skills
  • Proactive and cooperative team member
  • Ability to work independently and drive results
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively and deliver quality work to deadline
  • Good understanding of the policy process (desirable)
  • Experience building strong stakeholder relations (desirable)
  • Knowledge of the waste, agriculture or energy sector (desirable)
  • Experience in project management (desirable)

What you will be doing

You will be responsible for developing the evidence base which informs our policy thinking and helps set the direction of the industry at large. You will support association members with requests for information, providing market analysis to help inform their decision-making. You will lead the analysis for a number of high-quality reports, including regular market and policy reports, as well as one-off reports looking at specific aspects of the anaerobic digestion industry.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Developing the evidence base to inform policy making in the area of biogas and anaerobic digestion
  • Conducting analysis for quarterly market and policy reports
  • Responding to ad hoc requests from ADBA and WBA members for market analysis and statistics
  • Requesting and coordinating market information from members, relevant to ADBA policy development
  • Providing high-quality policy and market information to association members and industry stakeholders through blogs and weekly emails
  • Presenting analysis at working groups and external events, to promote the work of our organisations and the wider interests of the AD and biogas industry
  • Working closely with the editorial team to provide key figures for articles for AD & Bioresources News and wider trade press, as well as reviewing content to ensure all figures are used appropriately

Please send your CV and a cover letter, setting out how you meet the requirements of the post and why you want to join our team, to rebecca.thompson@weareorchard.com. Please also indicate your start date availability and any notice period. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. We are an equal opportunities employer.