Head of climate policy
Starting salary up to £40,000, depending on experience

Are you a climate specialist with the vision and drive to shape a low carbon future?

We are looking for a talented individual to lead our Low Carbon Future work theme, which focuses on the main climate and decarbonisation challenges facing the UK. You will be a strong communicator who can get to grips with complex climate change policy debates and produce incisive, punchy information for UK policy makers.

You will have excellent research capability and be able to lead our thinking in this complex and crucial area at a pivotal time. As well as enjoying the detail, you will need a strong understanding of the bigger picture around the UK energy market and the decarbonisation of other sectors, like heat and transport, and be familiar with the policy landscape for businesses and politicians on this agenda.

Ideally you will already have a strong network in the climate sector, but the ability to build relationships, with politicians, environmental NGOs and other stakeholders, to secure support for projects and policy proposals, is essential.
This role includes devising and delivering projects, writing and pitching fundraising proposals to secure income, and ensuring all communications are effectively planned and executed to deadline. You will also be line managing a policy adviser and task managing the work of one of more policy assistants.
Although we are advertising this role and salary at head level, we are open to applications from individuals with less management experience who have the potential to grow into the role over time. In such a case the title and salary level offered will be revised to reflect the level of responsibility. If you would like an informal chat about this, please contact Roz Bulleid.
Please see the job pack for more information and details on how to apply.

Closing date: 22 June 2020 at 10am 

Head of climate policy job pack
Application form  (Word format)
Application form (pdf)

Green Alliance runs a graduate scheme for the positions of policy assistant and communications assistant every year. See here for graduate testimonies. Applications for the 2020-2021 scheme will open in July 2020.