Head of/Policy Manager, Sustainability

Policy Connect

£27,294 - £30,427 or £30,652 - £34,910 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.policyconnect.org.uk careers@policyconnect.org.uk 02072028585 Claudia Jaksch

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

Closing date: Sunday, 17th March 2019  

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and ambitious person to provide strategic oversight for the policy and commercial work of the sustainability team, reporting to the CEO.

Policy Connect is a cross-party think tank improving people’s lives by influencing public policy. We collaborate with Government and Parliament, through our APPGs, and across the public, private and third sectors to develop our policy ideas. We work in health; education & skills; industry, technology & innovation, and sustainability policy.

Policy Connect is not-for-profit, cross-party, a London living wage employer and a Member of Social Enterprise UK.

Our research findings have been covered by Channel 4 News, the Times on Sunday, and the Telegraph so far this year, and we drive policy impact through working with stakeholders like Andy Haldane, Dr Eric Topol, Minister Chris Skidmore MP and Mary Creagh MP.

We have one vacancy for either a manager that is looking to progress to a senior level, or a senior manager who is ready to manage our sustainability policy team and join the Senior Management Team. Thus, we are advertising two job descriptions together to give talented applicants like you the option that best suits you. 

  • As Head of/manager in the sustainability team you will be able to have great degree of influence on the shape of your policy field and work in developing the team further.
  • You will work with Parliament, politicians, climate change groups, energy industry, HE institutions, public affairs, media, and the civil service.
  • The Head of role is an add-on to the Manager role - both job role descriptions are available in the pack - meaning that you will both oversee the day-to-day activities of your group as well as manage the team that oversees all of our work on sustainability, including the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (APPCCG), the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG), Carbon Connect (CC), Westminster Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF) and the Sustainable Resource Forum (SRF).
  • This suits individuals with good stakeholder management skills and the desire to make a significant impact on improving people’s lives across the UK by working in a policy or public affairs environment.
  • We have the ambition that the Head of role to singularly be head of team without management of the group in the long term following financial growth.

Policy Connect offers an open, vibrant work environment close to the heart of UK politics. In a close-knit team of 25 staff, you will experience the buzz of working in Westminster and the passion of working to make a change to people’s lives for the better.

Please download the job pack for further detail and application instructions.


We welcome simultaneous applications from candidates for positions currently available in our sustainability team. Please clearly state in you covering letter if you would like to be considered for more than one role.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity or gender.

  • In order to ensure equal opportunities during our recruitment processes we are carrying out blind recruitment. Therefore please send your documents as a word file if possible or include a second copy of your cover letter and CV with your name erased.

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