Low Carbon Policy Analyst

  • Full-time
  • Contract Type: Permanent contract

Company Description

Gemserv is an expert provider of professional services. We are purpose-driven, working across multiple sectors including energy, low carbon, the public sector and health to tackle today’s social and environmental challenges. Established in 2002, the business provides a range of consultancy and outsourcing capabilities including programme management, market design and governance.  We also have extensive and award winning capabilities across cyber security, data privacy and digital transformation. We are a B Corp, IIP Gold accredited and a Financial Times Leading Management Consultancy for 2021 and 2022. Our purpose is making things that matter work better for everyone.      

The nature of what we do means we are very much a people business. The contribution every member of the team makes to our diverse range of experience, skills and personalities is valued. We invest heavily in learning and development to enable our people to develop skills and gain experience which will enhance career prospects for life. Many who started their careers with us have rapidly progressed to more senior positions.

At Gemserv no two days are the same, but we believe in a flexible approach to working which we know our employees value. We also offer an attractive package of benefits in addition to highly competitive salaries, pension and healthcare, season ticket loans, discounted gym membership, Cycle to Work scheme and more.

Job Description

To apply 

If you can see yourself working at Gemserv, then we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV, cover letter and application to us by clicking 'Apply now'.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

The Role

Location: Birmingham or London office 

We are looking for a motivated analyst with knowledge and/or experience in sustainability, Net Zero industry policy, or similar disciplines to join our low-carbon consulting team.  As a Policy and Insight Analyst within the Low Carbon Business Unit (LCBU), your role will involve engaging in government policy, research, and programme delivery across the built environment within the UK and internationally.

At Gemserv, we support our clients to understand and explore how they can achieve Net Zero. Our work spans multiple sectors and includes hydrogen, low-carbon heating, energy efficiency, and circular economy. Gemserv’s Low Carbon Business Unit works at the intersection of policy, economics, and technology to help our clients understand their opportunities in the low-carbon sector. We achieve this by examining what their path to Net Zero could look like, assessing the challenges, and identifying solutions. 

In this fast-paced and dynamic environment, you will have the opportunity to work across a portfolio of clients including trade associations, manufacturers, innovators, local authorities, and national government. You will gain experience in client delivery whilst developing sound knowledge in low-carbon technologies, policy development, government processes, and supply chain development. Policy analysts work with a wide range of stakeholders and experts to gather evidence to synthesise information and present recommendations to policymakers. You will be supported by an experienced team with diverse backgrounds in economics, innovation, roadmap development, politics, and sustainability.

From day one you will be placed at the heart of the energy transition, working across hydrogen, heat pumps, biofuels, and a range of other low-carbon technologies, developing your profile as a low-carbon expert with a holistic understanding of technological and policy opportunities, challenges, and limitations. Your role will also involve influencing future policy, through developing reports and research papers to feed into Government and build the evidence base. The role will work closely with communications colleagues to develop impactful external engagement materials. You will also support some of our large government funding programmes, helping applicants engage with net zero support schemes.

In addition to providing fantastic exposure across a range of projects, sectors, and stakeholders, we are also offering the successful candidate tailored training in the form of an apprenticeship with a duration of 18 months to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors to succeed in the role. The Policy Officer Level 4 Apprenticeship consists of a variety of taught material, group work, discussions and assignments directly linked to your day-to-day work. Participation in this is optional. Further information about this can be provided on request.  


  • Conduct desk-based and market research into current and past low carbon policies in the UK and globally.  
  • Undertake research and analysis of developments in key industries and policy areas such as hydrogen, circular economy, low carbon heating, or the wider green technology sector.
  • Undertake qualitative and quantitative research including surveying and interviewing key stakeholders to support a robust evidence base for policy change.
  • Develop engaging content to include in reports, policy position or advocacy papers, market research reports, policy insight pieces, client briefings, blogs, and other pieces where necessary.  
  • Coordinate workshop collateral and presentation materials and support in the delivery of workshops.
  • Support across a range of low-carbon funding programmes.
  • Identify and implement innovative methods for visualising data and presenting findings in an impactful way to engage stakeholders.  
  • Advice on the policy landscape and make evidence-based recommendations to advance progress towards net zero.
  • Support our ESG commitments.

Competitive salary plus excellent benefits package



The role is ideally suited for someone finalising a university degree, or a recent graduate with up to 2 years of work experience. 

  • Experience and qualifications – the successful applicant will have some experience working in a related field or be a recent graduate (2:1 or above) with a relevant degree (sustainable development, geography, engineering, politics, environmental management, climate change etc.,).  
  • Communication - we need to be able to convert complex issues into easily understood analysis, reports and presentations. We regularly develop and publish high quality reports proposing policy solutions to Government and industry. Attention to detail and the ability to produce clear, concise and accurate written documentation is essential. You will need excellent oral communication skills and feel confident communicating your ideas appropriately at all levels of the organisations that we engage with. 
  • Organisation and time management – the successful applicant will be engaged, organised, and motivated to deliver high quality outputs.  They will be organised, methodical, have the ability to manage workloads and produce deliverables efficiently.
  • Relationship building - an important part of the role is to develop relationships with clients, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders as required. You will be able to build strong relationships internally and externally; you will be a successful team player who is committed to working collaboratively.  
  • Passion and dedication - we are passionate about the low carbon transition, and we are dedicated to ensuring that the future of our planet is both different and better and we want you to share that passion. The successful applicant will demonstrate a desire to support the move to a greener economy with a clear interest in our work and a good understanding of sustainability and the Net Zero debate.

Upon employment, employees should also have a sound awareness of the Company's Information, Quality, Environmental, and Energy Management Systems.

Additional Information


We believe that Gemserv's culture is fundamental to the achievement of our objectives. A great culture ensures a consistent experience for our partners whomever they work with in the team. For those considering applying for a role at Gemserv, we offer an engaging work environment and the opportunity to develop your career in a collaborative setting that allows people to grow and learn new skills. This role offers successful candidates an opportunity to work in a fast-paced consultancy specialising in energy and environment delivering real impact for our clients and supporting our corporate sustainability objectives. We are also offering participation in a Level 4 Apprenticeship as part of the successful applicant's first 18 months with Gemserv to support their professional development. 

25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
Reward and recognition schemes
Flexible working
Private Bupa healthcare
Life Assurance (up to 4 times annual salary)
Matched pension contributions
Season Ticket Loan
Cycle to work scheme
Buy and Sell annual leave
Reimbursement of eye test and up to £50 towards glasses or contacts
Corporate gym rates
Employee Assistance Programme
Summer and Christmas parties, along with monthly Gembar

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