Third Generation Environmentalism is hiring a
Researcher, Clean Economy (London)
E3G – a leading climate and energy think tank – is looking for a politically astute and quantitatively capable Researcher to support our work on the politics, policies and finance needed to accelerate the transition to greener homes, buildings and places. The role will be based in E3G’s UK Place-Based Transitions team.
Context and overview of role
E3G is an independent climate change think tank accelerating the transition to a climate safe world. We build cross-sectoral coalitions to achieve carefully defined outcomes, chosen for their capacity to leverage change. We work closely with like-minded partners in government, politics, business, civil society, science, the media, public interest foundations and elsewhere.
A transformation to a global climate neutral economy must happen by mid-century, with major progress this decade, if we are to avoid dangerous climate change. E3G’s Clean Economy programme works to make this transformation a reality. In the UK, major gaps persist for decarbonising homes and buildings through energy efficiency and zero carbon heat solutions, while making them more resilient to climate impacts – all within an approach which is sustainable and socially just.
This new Researcher role will be situated in E3G’s Clean Economy Programme. The Programme’s work encompasses place-based transitions, industrial, trade and competition policy, and energy systems transformation. Through quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, and stakeholder engagement, the successful candidate will support E3G’s work in the UK to strengthen policy for place-based transitions – particularly around energy efficiency, heat, fuel poverty and resilience of buildings and places – including through the civil society, business and finance coalitions we help to coordinate. The position is initially offered on a 1-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of further extension.
This will include:
You are intellectually curious and enthusiastic about developing solutions for a fair and inclusive transition towards a climate neutral and resilient economy. You are quantitatively minded, committed to high quality outputs even when under pressure and use collaboration to achieve better outcomes. You are a creative thinker and able to learn fast. You are able to reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses and work in a team of diverse personalities.
You are comfortable with complex research projects and have experience of supporting analytical processes. You are able to identify and engage with a range of external stakeholders to understand and engage with their perspectives and communicate your ideas and findings to a varied audience.
Experience and skills
The successful candidate will:
E3G can offer a competitive NGO salary – in the range of £27,000 up to £32,000 full-time – reflective of qualifications and experience, and is open to discussing flexible working arrangements.
How to apply
E3G values diversity and encourages applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.
The deadline for applications is 11th September. A first round of interviews will be conducted the week after, with a desire to hire as soon as possible.
We will not be able to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, we will not be shortlisting you on this occasion.