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Policy Officer

CRAHC - Coalition for Clean Renewable and Affordable Heating and Cooling

Brussels, Belgium


The Coalition for Clean Renewable and Affordable Heating and Cooling (CRAHC) is an informal coalition being founded by a set of non-governmental organisations to help incentivise the necessary transition to clean, decarbonized renewable heating and cooling at the European level.

We support our member organisations to carry out activities that contribute to the public debate on climate action, driving urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objective to reduce and phase out greenhouse gases from the heating and cooling sectors, currently responsible for roughly half of the EU’s energy use. In parallel we support the delivery of a socially responsible heating and cooling transition and engage in EU based communications and advocacy on the transition.

We are focusing on engaging and hiring great people from diverse backgrounds to strengthen the cause. If you share our values of respect, innovation, and collaboration, join us.


The Coalition is currently accepting applications for an experienced policy officer to support the Coalition’s policy development and advocacy work. The contract is initially for one year, with the possibility for renewal.

Working very closely with the Coalition team and policy officers from the membership, the successful candidate will implement policy plans and campaigns to help speed up the transition to zero-emission heating and cooling at the EU level.

You’ll need to work in particular with the Coalition Coordinator and possess a proven interest and policy experience in the energy field, ideally with knowledge of heating and cooling issues, at the EU level. You'll be working as part of a small, fast-paced, European team that operates at the EU level and across all EU policy making arenas.

You'll need to bring an excellent understanding of how to create political impact through EU policy advocacy and campaigning, as well as a network of relevant EU policymakers and other stakeholders on the issue.

This role would suit candidates with a background in energy policy making and/or campaigning. If you think this sounds like you, please apply!

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Coalition Coordinator, the Policy Officer in close cooperation with the communicators will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing policy strategies and tactics with a view to influence and shift EU policy maker debates about heating and cooling issues at the European level;
  • Setting up and managing policy projects and campaigns in close coordination with coalition members;
  • Delivering materials, papers, research, and messaging around political processes for the coalition and its members;
  • Tracking policy debates around heating and cooling decarbonisation to identify opportunities for intervention actions and acting as a source of intelligence for colleagues and partners;
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with policy makers in all EU institutions as well as with other relevant stakeholders, including assessing the European Parliament elections & the new Commission, emphasizing heating/cooling as an issue in the debates.


  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in energy policy and/or campaigns, ideally with some experience in heating/cooling;
  • A good understanding of the processes and dynamics of EU politics;
  • Experience of deploying advocacy strategies tailored for specific policy audiences;
  • Outstanding English speaking and writing skills with proven ability to produce impactful communication content, preferably knowledge of at least one other European language;
  • A commitment and genuine interest in the mission and values of the coalition;
  • High level of self-motivation and can-do mentality;
  • Team player with the disposition to work generously with colleagues in a high-trust and values based community of peers.


What we offer

  • The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic environment of people who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work;
  • A flexible work environment;
  • A full-time consultancy position for 12 months, possibility for prolongation funding permitting;
  • A competitive salary.


Brussels; remote working is the likely operational mode. You must have the relevant work permit for Belgium.

Start date

October-November 2023.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a short cover letter explaining why you would be suited to the position (PLEASE NOTE: this is a temporary email address that will be deleted after the deadline).

The deadline for applications is 25.9.2023.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. We strongly encourage candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups to apply.

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