Departmental Information Officers

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 61W, on departmental information officers, what the (a) job title, (b) division and (c) responsibilities are of each of the embedded communicators.

Photo of Joan Ruddock Joan Ruddock Minister of State (Department of Energy and Climate Change)

The job titles, divisions and responsibilities for each of the 11 embedded communicators in the Department are set out in the following table.

Division Job title Responsibilities
Climate, Energy, Science and Analysis Senior Scientific Officer Advising on climate science communications as required, including briefings, cross-governmental coordination, and relationships with external organisations on communicating science.
Energy Markets and Infrastructure Higher Executive Officer Ensuring the consultation on draft National Policy Statements for Energy Infrastructure was thorough and effective; running public events and stakeholder workshops relating to the consultation; assisting members of the public with any queries and managing the consultation website.
Energy Markets and Infrastructure Higher Executive Officer Cross-cutting ministerial briefing and speeches.
International Climate Change Higher Executive Officer Coordinating cross-Government international climate change communications, including managing the Act On Copenhagen website and the international climate change area of the DECC website.
International Climate Change Higher Executive Officer Leading on the Division's engagement with youth, science and health stakeholder groups.
International Climate Change Grade 7 Co-ordinating UK stakeholder engagement on international climate change, including with business and trade unions.
International Climate Change Grade 6 Leading the Division's stakeholder engagement team, including use of cross-Government digital diplomacy.
International Climate Change Higher Executive Officer Engaging with NGOs, faith, culture and community groups on international climate change.
Office for Nuclear Development Grade 6 Provision of communications advice to the Nuclear Unit, ministerial briefing and speech writing, answering correspondence, liaising with Press Office and engaging with stakeholders.
Office for Nuclear Development Grade 7 Provision of communications advice to the Nuclear Unit, ministerial briefing and speech writing, answering correspondence, liaising with Press Office and engaging with stakeholders.
Office of Renewable Energy Deployment Higher Executive Officer Conducting stakeholder engagement and communications around the Severn tidal power feasibility study.

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