WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. We’re creating solutions to the most important environmental challenges facing the planet so people and nature can thrive. This involves working with businesses, communities and governments in over 100 countries. Together, we’re safeguarding the natural world, tackling climate change and enabling people to use natural resources sustainably. This is your opportunity to join us as we face our biggest challenges yet
Climate and Energy Specialist (Power Sector)
Salary – Circa £30,000
Full Time/ Permanent
Preventing the worst impacts of climate change by facilitating the move towards an efficient and renewable energy system is one of WWF-UK’s six ‘Big Wins’ in its current five-year strategy. This post will play an important role within the four-strong climate and energy team to identify and advocate policy solutions to support the growth of clean, flexible, smart power generation, in the context of tackling climate change.
You’ll take the lead on specific projects and policy areas, working with a wide range of partners and stakeholders to develop new ideas, campaigns and policy solutions. Alongside communications, campaigns, public affairs and legal colleagues, you’ll work as a core part of close-knit team – including colleagues in Scotland and Wales – to help ensure that the UK meets its carbon budgets and continues to lead the way in tackling climate change. Although your focus will be mainly be on the UK, you’ll also work closely with colleagues in other WWF offices around Europe, including the European Policy Office in Brussels. You’ll be able to develop your own voice externally – blogging, writing articles and using social media – to establish yourself as a go-to expert in the field.
A strong knowledge of issues and policy relating to the UK power sector is essential – particularly in relation to clean energy solutions (such as renewables, smart/demand management technology). Good understanding of UK and EU politics and political institutions is also desirable, as well as a strong commitment to WWF’s mission.
To apply, please complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV along with a cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this role, and why you are the most suitable candidate.
Closing date: 12 April 2017
Interview date: TBC
At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance - including considering flexible working arrangements for this particular role.