Head of Policy and Government

Climate Bonds Initiative

£50,000 - £60,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.climatebonds.net recruitment@climatebonds.net

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Tuesday, 13th March 2018  

The Role

We are looking for a Head of Policy and Government to join us in our London office. Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Further developing global and country-level policy analysis and recommendations to support a rapid increase in capital investment in climate solutions.
  • Guiding the public sector on how to work with the finance sector and industry to rapidly scale green bond markets in the EU, China, US, India, Brazil, Africa and other locations.
  • Developing and managing relationships with public sector stakeholders.
  • Promoting our policy work at external events.
  • Driving the policy research programme.

Climate Bonds is a small team driven by a big mission. We seek a self-starting, hands-on, motivated individual, ideally with previous experience in small organisations. The Head of Policy and Government will lead a small team of policy analysts, and reports to the CEO as a member of the Management Team. You will be working within a fast-growing organisation that is leading the development of innovative international finance solutions for low-carbon and climate resilient investments at a global level.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Further develop existing research programme around policy and regulation reforms to scale up green bond markets in emerging markets and developed economies
  • Liaise with governments, regulators, central banks, development banks and other public sector stakeholders, private sector and NGOs
  • Manage government relations, either directly or working with relevant country teams responsible for in-country engagement
  • Supervise the development of government policy agendas
  • Present and advocate for research findings and report recommendations to be implemented by relevant public sector actors
  • Manage a small policy development, tracking and review team
  • Coordinate with senior management on long-term planning and strategy around mobilising capital for climate change solutions
  • Provide input into strategy for development of the organisation

Qualification and Experience


  • Experience in senior levels of policy development and advocacy
  • Experience with capital markets
  • Knowledge of environmental issues, climate change, climate finance
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Proven ability to manage small teams, coordinate and prioritise across multiple projects
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proficiency in English with a high level of report writing ability
  • Eligible to work in the UK


  • Experience working with small NGOs
  • Good knowledge of capital markets policy and regulation issues
  • Understanding of multiple jurisdictions, including larger emerging markets

Next steps

Send your CV and Cover Letter as PDF file to recruitment@climatebonds.net quoting reference ‘Head of Policy and Government’

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