The post-holder will join the secretariat of the Committee on Climate Change and be responsible for drawing out the implications of climate science (from fundamental physical processes through to impacts and high-level global emissions scenarios) for the UK’s emissions targets and strategy, and for preparing the UK for future climate change. This role is vital to the effectiveness of the CCC as a whole, and requires skills in identifying and synthesising the best and most useful available evidence, as well as communicating and collaborating with experts and a wide range of stakeholders.
The role is part of the secretariat’s central analytical team. This team is responsible for bringing together analysis from the other sector teams (power, transport, buildings, agriculture and industry) to provide economy-wide advice on carbon budgets and the 2050 target, and also leads the analysis of climate science and international circumstances (including the Paris Agreement and the UK’s relationship with the EU).
The post-holder will also collaborate with the climate change adaptation team in the secretariat, providing advice on climate science relevant to the understanding of UK climate impacts.
Closing date: 8 January 2018.
Please note that, in the interests of fair and open competition, we do not maintain a database of potential candidates. Therefore we do not accept applications on a speculative basis or hold CVs on file to be considered for future vacancies.