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Regulation Business Partner

Berkshire, England, Reading
£61100 - £91700 per annum + Car allowance & Performance-related bonus
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Job Type
Business & Non-Engineering

Job Details

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Reading, London, Perth or Glasgow

Salary: £61,100 - £91,700 + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

The Regulation Business Partner role is an ideal opportunity for someone with a passion for markets regulation who is keen to develop their career at a senior level within a company committed to delivering net zero. You'll be an expert advisor to the business, providing advice on non-domestic regulatory requirements, advocating for SSE to the regulator, and contributing to the strategic direction of SSE's Energy Customer Solutions business in Great Britain.

As Regulation Business Partner you will:

- Provide regulatory expertise, guidance advice on regulation, industry codes and the impact on non-domestic business activities. You'll understand the strategic and commercial priorities of the business and provide analysis of policy issues to prepare credible and achievable regulatory policy/industry code positions.

- Lead, build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of external stakeholders such as Ofgem, trade associations, consumer groups, Governments, industry code bodies and industry participants to fully understand and interpret regulatory, codes and policy changes.

- Advocate SSE's position across relevant external bodies, developing and refining consultation responses and proposing change to regulatory/codes frameworks.

- Deliver strategic objectives by engaging proactively with internal stakeholders and other corporate teams to manage expectations, provide focus and provide the required level of support and response. You'll recommend and develop regulatory policy change and code modifications to support business strategy.

- Manage, motivate, and develop a team of individuals to deliver consistently high performance.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- A fundamental legal understanding of regulatory, codes and policy process along with the ability to interpret complex regulation, industry codes, legal drafting and produce and draft amendments.

- Able to get to the heart of complex issues and outline these in a straightforward and succinct way, both verbally and written.

- Able to work with, collaborate and influence multiple internal and external stakeholders at all levels, including a wide range of business and specialist teams such as operational, commercial, legal, corporate affairs, finance and strategy.

- Able to demonstrate commercial acumen, strategic thinking, problem solving, and initiative.

- A proactive approach to leading, managing, and developing a team.

About our Business

Our SSE Group and Markets Regulation function is accountable for providing specific legislative, regulatory, industry code and market arrangements advice and guidance tailored to the businesses. We provide subject matter expertise and support to the management of SSE's relationships with external regulatory stakeholders, such as Ofgem.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Louise on 01738 351 671.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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