The Committee on Climate Change is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Chief Executive Officer

The Committee on Climate Change is looking for a new Chief Executive who can oversee complex programmes of analytic work, ensuring the work is of high quality and forms a sound basis for policy recommendations. They must also provide strategic and operational leadership, nurturing the culture of intellectual curiosity, analytical integrity and teamwork at the Committee. S/he will represent the Committee externally, strengthening relationships with Sponsor Departments and Devolved Administrations, as well as other key external stakeholders and the media.

The successful candidate will bring a strong track record of leadership and impact in scientific debate and/or public policy, based on the use of evidence and analysis, and conducted in a high profile, politically challenging context. S/he will have exceptional analytical skills and experience of leading high performing analytical teams, as well as broader people leadership and financial management experience. The ability to build and strengthen key stakeholder relations at all levels and across a broad range of sectors is essential.

Closing date: 13 September 2017

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Board Members of the Adaptation Sub-Committee

Are you passionate about ensuring the UK is ready to deal with the impacts of climate change? Do you want to be part of the leading independent body that provides advice to the UK administrations on preparing for climate change? The Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) is seeking two new members, each displaying expertise in some or all of these specified areas:

  • Post One: Natural Capital, Land Use and Agriculture and Forestry
  • Post Two: Built/Urban Environment, Cities, Planning and Public Health

As a Sub-Committee member you will be responsible for developing the work of the Adaptation Sub-Committee, determining its strategic direction and providing impartial input into the Sub-Committee’s work. The Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) is a sub-committee of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which is jointly sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.

The ASC is chaired by Professor Dame Julia King (The Baroness Brown of Cambridge).

Closing date: 4 October 2017

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Lead Analysts – buildings and bioenergy

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is recruiting for up to two Civil Service Grade 7 analysts to work on buildings energy use and bioenergy over the next year on a loan/secondment basis. The posts provide an opportunity to take on a high profile role, shaping and influencing CCC recommendations, with potential to have a major influence on the future direction of UK climate change and energy policy.

The posts are a lead analyst on bioenergy and a lead analyst on buildings energy use.

Both of the roles will involve regular engagement with members of the Committee on Climate Change, all leading experts in their fields, as well as working with Government officials and a range of external stakeholders.

Strong analytical and numeracy skills are essential, together with excellent written and verbal communication, two years’ relevant experience and a relevant numerate degree. Suitable candidates for the buildings role should also have a good understanding of climate change economics, relevant abatement options and low-carbon technologies in the sector, along with some modelling expertise. Candidates for the bioenergy role should have expertise in a relevant area such as biological or environmental science, low-carbon technologies, environmental or energy economics.

Closing date: 28 August 2017

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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.