Passivhaus Affiliate

Research and Policy Associate/ Director

We're looking for a Research and Policy Associate/ Director to join our team! The role includes managing technical working groups; analysis & response to policy papers; developing technical/ policy contacts, and assisting with PHT events & activities. 


What the role includes

  • Planning, development and fundraising of research & guidance projects
  • Making technical presentations and writing articles/ news items
  • Collaboration with universities and Passivhaus practitioners on latest research topics
  • Analysis of policy papers and preparation of draft responses
  • Attendance and presentations at relevant policy events
  • Liaison with members and other technical or policy contacts
  • Assisting with events, seminars, conferences and campaigns

The Associate Director role would also include

  • Developing PHT policy positions and strategy
  • Managing other PHT staff and work programmes 
  • Working with the CEO on PHT development strategies.
  • Representing PHT at public and policy events in lieu of the CEO


Who we are looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player/leader with initiative, with an interest in and understanding of Passivhaus. You will have:

  • minimum qualifications of a relevant degree
  • good technical knowledge and excellent writing skills
  • strong communication and presentation skills
  • experience of research project management and development
  • knowledge of low energy building policies


You can apply at either of the following levels:



Associate Director


At least 5 years relevant work experience

At least 8-10 years

Additional skills – staff


Staff/ team management

Additional skills - policy


Experience of representation in public meetings

Additional skills – planning


Development of business plans/ strategies



This role is on a free-lance, part-time, flexible basis (approximately 2/3 days per week) initially for a 12-month period beginning in May/ June 2018.

Further details and a full job description can be downloaded below.


How to apply

To apply, please email a CV and a brief covering note or email stating why you would be suited to the role to by 30th April 2018.

Further Information

Job specification - Research and Policy Associate/ Director


18th March 2018

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