Position: Stakeholder Advisory Panel Member
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 522910_1578310264
Job Type: Contract
Published On: 06/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: UK Wide

Salary: Advisory Panel members are expected to provide up to 10 days input each year for which they will receive an annual payment of up to £3,000 and reasonable travel expenses.

Working Pattern: Fixed Term Contract | Part Time

About the Company

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) forms part of the FTSE-50 energy company, SSE. Our electricity distribution and transmission networks carry electricity to over 3.8million homes and businesses across Scotland and Central Southern England. Our skilled teams are based right across the regions we serve, from the bustle of West London to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

As a natural monopoly, we are regulated by the GB energy regulator, Ofgem who control how much revenue we can earn for delivering our services. These costs are shared between all those using the networks including electricity consumers

What is the Role?

Tackling climate change and meeting a net zero carbon target are the most important tasks facing the electricity networks industry in the UK.

To support SSEN's Board of Directors in making decisions and to ensure we deliver in a way that best meets the needs of our customers and stakeholders, we are currently recruiting members for our Stakeholder Advisory Panel.

The Panel works alongside the SSEN Board providing guidance and offering challenge on the effectiveness of our approach to meeting the commitments set out in our business plans, as agreed with Ofgem. We expect members to have expertise in certain topics or the ability to call upon expertise in these areas, for example innovation, fuel poverty, community energy, consumer research etc.

A key feature of the Panel is that it is independent, both from SSEN and from Ofgem and because it is independent, it can offer robust challenge to company proposals, and its views can help us to understand the extent to which our plans reflect and meet the needs of stakeholders.

The Stakeholder Advisory Panel is made up of a Chair and up to seven people, who represent the interests of a wide range of stakeholders and can provide advice and guidance.

What do I need?

To be considered for this position you will need to have previous experience as part of a team at board and/or committee level in an organisation of significant status. We would also like to hear from those with a background in audit, accreditation or assurance who have a good knowledge of the electricity industry.

Applications are invited from across the UK, however, we will pay particular attention to ensuring that the interests of stakeholders from across the geographic areas we serve are fairly represented.

It is an opportunity to play an influential role in a high-profile group that will support quality decision making for the benefit of SSEN's stakeholders.

We would particularly like to hear from individuals who have specialist knowledge and skills in the following areas:

- Developers of electricity generation

- Landowners

- Vulnerable consumers

- Innovative energy solution providers

- Suppliers of goods and services to the electricity industry

- Planning professionals

- Environmental specialists

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with sse.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSEN and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSEN and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it.'

SSEN is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.