Head of politics
Circa £40,000

Are you an experienced advocate who wants to make a big environmental impact?
Opportunities to deliver real improvement to environmental policy are greater now than ever. This year has seen growing public recognition of the scale of the climate and nature emergency, and there is a huge demand for political leaders to take action. Alongside this, a new Environment Bill is expected soon and preparations are underway for the UK to host the UN COP26 climate conference in 2020.  There can be no doubt that this is a momentous time for UK environmental politics and that the prospects for positive and long lasting impact are significant.

The head of politics at Green Alliance is in a position to inform and influence policy decisions that will have impact for generations. This is a great opportunity for a talented and motivated individual to lead our advocacy work.

You will be a sophisticated and effective communicator, with extensive experience of working with central government, devolved administrations and other stakeholders. You will have a strong network and the interpersonal skills to bring together and lead broad alliances for positive change.

You will steer our political leadership theme and be responsible for our flagship Cutting Carbon Now project, convening climate focused NGOs on routes to net zero. You will also work closely with our energy, resources and natural environment specialists to maximise the political impact of their work. You will be at the heart of the UK’s political response to the most important environmental challenges of our age. 

This is a senior post, reporting to the strategy director and working closely with the organisation’s director, Shaun Spiers.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 2 January 2020
Interviews: week commencing 6 January 2020

Please see the job pack for more information about the role and how to apply. (Please note, we do not accept CVs)
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Job pack


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.