Job Summary

Are you passionate about environmental issues?  Do you want to be part of a successful team who contribute to, and lead on, world-class research, training and innovation towards effective action on climate change, in a role that guarantees variety?

The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, at Imperial College London, are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Policy and Translation team to support several exciting initiatives. These initiatives include our preparation work related to the United Nations climate change negotiations (COP 26) taking place in Glasgow in November 2021; our ‘Future we See’ project which presents a clear evidence-based narrative about the causes and potential impacts of climate change; research and related action in collaboration with local governments about the co-benefits of Climate Change action; and the production of our Institute briefing papers and publications.

Duties and responsibilities

COP 26 – Provide administrative support for the COP 26 Universities network as new ideas emerge

Climate change narratives project – Support the Climate Change Narratives Campaign Manager to deliver the overall aims of the project

Co-benefits of climate change action – Support the Partnership Development Manager to successfully engage with local governments to deliver the message of co-benefits of climate change action

Support the production and management of Institute briefing papers as well as general administrative support for all of the above initiatives.


Essential requirements

  • Relationship management experience, coordinating internal activities to meet deadlines and presentation to external audiences such as business and government
  • Experience of learning new technical subjects in short timeframes, with a view to holding technical discussions across a range of scientific or engineering domains
  • Experience of organising and producing written and digital outputs
  • Experience of working in an evidence-led environment
  • Understanding of the narratives around climate change action, areas of controversy in the public and professional discourse, and some of the technical scientific and economic issues
  • Demonstrable interest in the politics of climate change action
  • Excellent inter-personal and collaborative skills
  • Well-developed presentation skills, written and verbal, suitable for a range of senior audiences
  • Confidence, resourcefulness and creativity to operate in a challenging environment
  • Ability to research/analyse or collate information well and summarise it.


Further Information

This is a six-month, fixed term contract.

If you are thinking about applying for this job and want to discuss it further please contact Alyssa Gilbert,

Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Gosia Gayer,

Please apply with an application form via the online system. CVs without a completed application form will not be considered.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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