Head/ Senior Advisor, Nature & Oceans Policy

Organisation Name: Ocean Energy Pathway

Job Title: Head/Senior Advisor, Nature & Oceans Policy 

Closing Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Location: Virtual first. Team based in London so occasional trips are necessary.

About us 

Ocean Energy Pathway (OEP) is on a mission to accelerate the global clean energy transition by unlocking the immense potential of offshore wind power to support climate goals. We do that by delivering programmes in new markets that offer structured technical assistance to governments, industry, and civil society, and share best practice, build expertise and confidence, and fast-track the deployment of sustainable, nature+ offshore wind projects.

Role Overview

We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated individual to join our team as Head of Nature and Oceans Policy/ Senior Advisor Nature and Oceans (depending on experience). The successful candidate will play a crucial role in shaping our organisation's policies, initiatives, and programmes by providing expert guidance on nature and biodiversity issues related to offshore wind deployment, working closely with a wide coalition of NGOs. This position requires a solid understanding of oceans and/or nature policy, ideally through the lens of project development, and strong political acumen to navigate complex policy landscapes in various countries, and relationship building and stakeholder management skills.

You will be responsible for a diverse portfolio encompassing global strategy, global programming and thought leadership, and stakeholder convening. As part of a global, multidisciplinary team, you will take on diverse tasks and responsibilities in projects of varied complexity and scale. Candidates are expected to have some demonstrable experience in the renewable energy sector, including an understanding of the policy dynamics specific to offshore wind energy.

Your team: You will work closely with OEP’s Strategy team and will interact with the broader, matrixed team across strategic and operational functions. 

Key Responsibilities

1. Global Strategy

a. Inform country-level strategies in all OEP markets, through the prism of nature and biodiversity expertise as well as accurately reflecting the views of key civil society and NGO stakeholders in the nature and biodiversity space.
b. Curate an expert understanding of political, regulatory, and industry trends in the nature, oceans, and climate space, and translate them into relevant insight for scaling offshore wind.

2. Global Programming and Thought Leadership

a. Integrate nature and biodiversity expertise into all of our delivery programs across 10+ global markets, informing the design of tactics and tools (such as workshops, reports, etc.).
b. Create cross-cutting toolkits, global or regional programs.
c. Convey and articulate nature and biodiversity-informed offshore wind policy positions to Government and industry stakeholders as part of OEP’s overarching strategic positioning and country programming. 
d. Attend key forums and conferences to build OEP’s visibility, relationships and trust within NGOs/Civil Society spaces, using platforms and convening to encourage engagement from a wider community to educate and inform our work.

3. Stakeholder Engagement and Convening

a. Create a comprehensive stakeholder engagement and mapping strategy, convening key nature and environment focussed stakeholders that are affected by the development of offshore wind energy.
b. Build robust and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of stakeholders’ policy positions in relation to the development of offshore wind.
c. Ensure dialogue with nature/oceans stakeholders on emerging offshore wind policy challenges, generate shared strategies, and outcomes and help deliver nature+ projects.

Qualifications and experience:

● Masters degree in relevant field or equivalent experience.
● At least 7/12 years experience related to the energy industry, environmental think tank, conservation or environmental organisation
● Demonstrated expertise in biodiversity assessment, marine spatial planning, or environmental impact assessment, preferably in the context of renewable energy projects.
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with experience in engaging with diverse stakeholders and building effective partnerships as well as speaking on public platforms
● Proven track record of successful advocacy or policy engagement in the environmental conservation or renewable energy sector.
● Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as needed.


● A collaborative and inclusive work environment
● Flexible working with a remote-first ethos
● Competitive salary
● Healthcare insurance
● Professional development opportunities with specific budget allocated towards
● employee skills and career development
● Potential for work travel

Application process

Send your resume to hello@oceanenergypathway.org with the title of the role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.


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