Programme and Communications Officer and/or Intern

Climate Strategies · Competitive · London
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  • Working with an international network of climate researchers and practitioners?
  • Participating in and influencing the international climate policy?
  • Applying and furthering your knowledge of climate change and international policy?
  • Coordinating impactful projects?
  • Organising events in Europe and around the world?
  • Increasing the real-world impact of research?

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

What we do:

Bridging the research-policy interface to catalyse climate action

Through our role as a trusted neutral convener, Climate Strategies acts as a science-policy broker to facilitate multi-level engagement between researchers, policymakers, and practitioners. We work as an essential partner on climate research projects internationally to ensure engagement and impact. Our international members network includes over 90 world class researchers, covering a diverse range of geographies and disciplines.

The dynamic Climate Strategies team collaborates with our members on a number of exciting and interesting projects, which include:

  • Just transition
  • Climate finance
  • Governance of negative emissions technologies
  • Industrial transformation to net climate neutrality
  • Complexity science approaches to economic modelling
  • Co-production of climate solutions
  • UNFCCC process and the Paris Agreement

Our approach:

Inspire: Incubate ideas and develop climate policy research proposals

Engage: Organise consultations and facilitate dialogue among researchers and climate policymakers

Convene: Initiate, plan and organise multi-disciplinary events

Translate: Publish research in accessible formats in order to inform relevant audiences

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, hardworking, organised, and self-motivated. A strategic mind-set is important as we are a small, dynamic team, covering a diverse range of roles, from business development and project management to stakeholder engagement and communications. Our team aims to achieve large goals. The role offers the opportunity to gain experience across multiple areas of project development. The ideal candidate will be proactive, committed, flexible, adaptive and a quick learner.

We offer a six-month contract, with genuine potential for extension and promotion.

Your skills and experience:

  • Graduate in a relevant degree (climate, environment, sustainability, international policy, etc.)
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management and experience of working in a project-based environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to engage and communicate effectively with external stakeholders
  • Ability to synthesise complex research into accessible formats for a range of audiences
  • Outstanding organisation and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks across several projects
  • A self-starter who can oversee projects from start to finish
  • Advanced IT skills, including Microsoft Office, internet-based tools, and social media
  • Excellent grasp of the current climate policy context
  • Experience in climate communications, and understanding of how social media can advance climate action and research
  • An understanding of the research-policy interface (and a desire to learn more!)
  • Proven work experience in climate policy sector (for the Officer position)

Desirable (would be an advantage, although not essential to the role)

  • Fluent in a second language

Salary: 24,000 - 27,000 p.a. (for Officer), London Living Wage (for Intern)

The job would in principle be based at our offices in Aldgate, Central London, however, a significant amount of home working may be required, depending on the developing situation with Covid-19. At this time, the team is fully operational working from home.

How to apply: Applicants should send a short CV and a cover letter (max 2 pages) explaining how they meet the above requirements, by email to, including your name and the position (Programme and Communications Officer or Programme and Communications Intern). The deadline for applications is 9th December 2020, 23:59 GMT.

Please note you must have a legal right to live and work in the UK.

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