Policy Lead

Climate Policy Radar

London (flexi-working - central London +home)
£33,000 - £39,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


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

Closing date: Friday, 9th July 2021  

We are looking for an outstanding and experienced international climate policy expert to join the growing team. We are on a mission to map the global policy landscape and create the evidence base for informed decision-making. We work to help governments, private sector, researchers and civil society advance effective climate policies rapidly, replicating successful approaches and avoiding failed ones, enhance accountability and data democratisation. 

In this role, you will:

  • Develop policy priorities for developing our products and programmes. 
  • Collaborate with our data science team, bringing your domain expertise to help them develop machine learning models to automate collection, aggregation and analysis of climate policy documents. You do not need any prior experience with machine learning.
  • Work independently and with our partners to create research outputs ‒ from blogs and policy papers to data visualisations. 
  • Engage with various stakeholders (policymakers, data scientists, researchers, investors...) and carry out user research, testing, training and support programmes.

What you will bring: 

  • In-depth knowledge and at least 3 years’ experience working on issues of climate legislation and policy - ideally you will have experience with comparative policy analysis and/or policy modelling at the national and/or sub-national level.
  • A postgraduate or PhD degree in a relevant discipline. 
  • Broad horizons and familiarity with a wide range of climate change concepts and issues (e.g. basics of science, economics, mitigation and adaptation policy approaches, technologies and more). 
  • Significant experience creating and analysing large qualitative datasets and databases.
  • The right to work in the UK ‒ unfortunately we cannot currently sponsor work visas.
  • You are London-based and happy to work part remotely and partly (approx. 2 days a week) from our beautiful shared working space in Central London. 

And you are...

  • Equipped with remarkable interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to ‘translate’ knowledge for different audiences.
  • Able to exercise creative and critical thinking and doing. 
  • Highly organised and a capable multi-tasker, with exceptional project planning and management skills. 
  • Love ambitious moonshots but work effectively to shorter-term goals.
  • Excited by the autonomy and adaptability that an early stage startup demands.
  • Committed to and excited by working on climate action and justice ‒ we believe that agency and hope are critical ingredients for tackling the climate crisis.
  • It would be excellent if you also can work in one or more of the following languages ‒ Spanish, French, Portuguese, Mandarin, Hindi, Arabic.

We offer:

  • An exciting mission at the intersection of technology, policy modelling, social justice and high impact.
  • A chance to co-create and help us shape our journey ‒ we are a young startup building our team and our vision, so your input and impact will be significant.
  • Access to a larger community of climate action (and data) enthusiasts ‒ we are a member of Subak, an accelerator and data cooperative for climate non-profit startups, and enjoy a joint programme of learning, collaborating, and socialising. 
  • A deep commitment to our employees’ mental and physical wellbeing, and to emotional intelligence and empathy in the workplace. Among others we offer generous leave, flexible work hours, and short Fridays.
  • A flexible working environment ‒ our stunning working space overlooks Westminster Bridge combined with remote working.
  • A reason to get up in the morning, knowing you are working to solve humanity’s greatest challenges. 

We put our values at the heart of our organisation - read about our values here

Climate Policy Radar is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, relationship choices and status, or disability. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Please apply by emailing your CV and a cover letter telling us why you're the right person for this role, to [email protected]