Director of Wholesale Markets

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1403148

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Director of Wholesale Markets based in Belfast

Director of Wholesale Markets

Salary range £68,654 – £95,060 plus excellent benefits   

This appointment is permanent, full time and based in Belfast

The Utility Regulator is recruiting a Director of Wholesale Markets

It is an exciting time to work for us.  We are uniquely placed as the UK’s only cross-utility regulator.  Our extensive remit requires us to be expert and objective and we work closely with government and stakeholders to protect consumers with regard to both price and quality of service.  Consumer recognition of our work and our value is growing.  We have a strong track-record of innovation in the interests of consumers, working smart with limited resources.  We deliver solutions that suit Northern Ireland’s needs. 

As Director of Wholesale Markets the post holder will have a significant leadership role in overseeing the all-Island Single Electricity Market (SEM).  As well as meeting the challenge of ensuring that the SEM works for the benefits of consumers in Northern Ireland you will also be closely involved in the wholesale market arrangements that emerge following the UK’s departure from the EU.

We are also looking to the future.  Our recently published Corporate Strategy 2019-24 places the consumer at the centre of our work at a time of change.  In energy in particular this will see a transition towards a low carbon future and substantial technological change.  We recognise that we have a leadership role working with others to make the energy transition happen.

Essential Criteria

1.A proven track record of substantial achievement in the electricity sector, operating at a senior level in industry, consultancy, regulation or government.

2.A demonstrable understanding of the economic and/or engineering factors influencing the development of the regulated energy sector in Northern Ireland.

3.A proven track record of leading and managing a multi-disciplinary team to deliver significant outcomes.

4.Proven personal authority, integrity and credibility in representing your organisation with key stakeholders.

5.A proven track record of working collaboratively with senior stakeholders, including political representatives and influential industry lobby groups, to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes.

6.A proven track record of strong financial management and governance skills to enhance the management of organisational risk and governance arrangements and deliver value for money.

Please click here to view Utility Regulator Competence Framework Directors document

Please click here to view Guidelines for Applicants

Please click here to view Staff Interests Statement

Closing date 24th of April 2019

Interviews are expected to take place 22nd May 2019 in Queens House, Belfast.

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The Utility Regulator is an Equal Opportunities Employer.