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Climate Justice and Just Transition Policy Officer

Full time - 4 day work week | £40k - £50k pa | London-Hybrid (unfortunately, cannot consider candidates outside of the UK)

Who we are

Climate Policy Radar is a startup on a mission to organise, analyse and democratise the world’s climate law and policy data. We build databases and research tools so people can discover, understand and generate data-driven law and policy insights. Harnessing data science and AI and pioneering the application of natural language processing to this domain, our work unlocks previously inaccessible, unstructured data, and helps governments, researchers, civil society and the private sector to understand and advance effective climate policies, enhance accountability, deploy climate finance, and promote data democratisation. 

We’re a Community Interest Company (not-for-profit), championing an open science approach that aims to promote collaboration, transparency and justice. With a team of 17 and growing, we are now looking for a brilliant and committed Climate Justice Researcher/Policy officer to join our team and help ensure we are not only at the forefront of understanding and analysing the rapidly evolving climate law and policy landscape - but that we do so with a clear focus on principles and practices of environmental and climate justice and just transition, in order to:

  • Contribute to reducing inequalities and injustice related to and exacerbated by climate change  
  • Contribute to reducing adverse impacts on communities arising from the climate and energy transitions
  • Increase visibility and representation of environmental justice and just transition related issues of impacted communities 

Role and responsibilities

We’re looking for a Climate Justice and Just  Transition Policy Officer with a solid background in climate justice policy/research work either within civil society organisations or research organisations/think tanks, with brilliant research and analytical skills. You will work within the policy and research teams, and in close collaboration with the data science and other teams:

  • Using your domain knowledge, you’ll contribute to research to develop climate justice and just transition related taxonomies, that will feed into natural language processing and machine learning models for analysis of global climate-related legal and policy texts (no prior knowledge of data science or machine learning models is needed, though a keen interest and desire to learn is necessary!)

  • Track emerging trends and proposals on climate justice and equity and provide analysis and advice to influence the product features that we introduce 

  • Develop and maintain a network of partners and collaborators (academia and research institutions, IGOs, impacted communities, civil society and more), to:

    • Make sure we are synced with the latest thinking and developments in the field, including representation of impacted communities
    • Develop and deliver joint high-impact bespoke projects and programme
    • Help bring our work to them and their stakeholders
  • Further our outreach by independently producing and/or contributing to written output like blog posts, articles, infographics

  • Be a source of knowledge in your field of expertise contributing to the wider team

You bring with you

  • At least 5 years experience in climate justice policy/research work, either within civil society organisations or research organisations/academia/think tanks
  • Rigorous, detail-oriented, methodical research and analytical skills
  • Creativity in your approach to problem solving
  • Broad horizons and familiarity with a wide range of climate change-related concepts and issues (e.g. mitigation and adaptation policy approaches, basics of climate science, economics, climate-related technologies, international negotiations and the UNFCCC process). Note we are not seeking in-depth expertise in all of those, but rather appreciate a rounded, well-informed ‘Climatese’ speaker. 
  • Remarkable interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to communicate and translate knowledge to different audiences.
  • A voracious appetite for knowledge, and a knack for finding it and putting it to good use. 
  • Excitement about the environment that a startup presents. 
  • Values that align with ours.

We offer

  • Salary £40-£50k pa, depending on experience.
  • A strong commitment to employee wellbeing, including policies such as 4 day workweek, generous leave, and a wellbeing allowance
  • A vibrant, collaborative, and empathetic work culture that thrives on innovation and the impact of our work
  • A hybrid work environment in our fantastic workspace, offering views of the river in London’s County Hall Building. We have a two-day office presence each week
  • Learn more about our values here. We care about them deeply

Interview process

We know that applying for a new job can be full of uncertainties - and we aim to reduce those by communicating clearly. Our process is made of several stages (see below). After each stage, we’ll contact you as soon as we can and no longer than 2 working days, to let you know if you will be progressing to the next stage. 

  1. 1-hour interview with two members of the team
  2. 1-2 hour at home task
  3. 1-hour interview with two members of the team (with time to discuss your task), subject to satisfactory at home task
  4. Opportunity to chat to other team members (this is not an interview, but gives you the opportunity to get to know the team and learn more about us in an informal setting)
  5. Offer subject to references

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the process of application and selection, please let us know

Right to work

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to sponsor work visas. Only applicants legally authorised to work in the UK will be considered.

Equal opportunities

Climate Policy Radar is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of heritage, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disabilities, relationship choices and status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. 

We actively encourage applicants from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds. Not sure if you tick all the boxes but feel like you align with our values, are excited about working in Climate Change and AI and have the potential to do well in the role? Click apply! We’d love to hear from you.

To apply for this role, please send us your CV and tell us why you would like to work with us.

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