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Carbon Gap

Nonprofit
1-10
Europe

Company Description

Carbon Gap is a climate not-for-profit focused on eliminating the carbon dioxide that’s already heating up the planet. We exist to drive essential climate action by making Europe a leader in carbon removal, working with governments, scientists, NGOs, and businesses to unlock policy support for the full spectrum of carbon removal techniques, storing carbon safely in trees, soils, oceans, rocks, and the built environment.

We are independent - funded exclusively by climate philanthropy, inclusive - open to all safe methods for taking carbon from the air and storing it responsibly, and planet-first- advocating for the carbon removal that the planet needs to restore our atmosphere.

Our Mission?

To unlock the potential for carbon removal to restore a stable climate for all, bridging the knowledge, policy, and ambition gaps between where we are and what the science tells us is necessary.

Jobs (4)

Junior roles in Policy, Communications, and Operations

Internship
Remote
Sep 5, 2022
Location: London or Oxford, UK, or Brussels, Belgium Back to the home page Who we are Carbon Gap is a climate not-for-profit focused on eliminating the carbon dioxide that’s already heating up the planet. We exist to drive essential climate action by making Europe a leader in carbon removal, working with governments, scientists, NGOs, and businesses to unlock policy support for the full spectrum of carbon removal methods, storing carbon safely in trees, soils, oceans, rocks, and the built environment. Joining our team means being at the forefront of a new field of climate action in a new kind of organisation. We’re a young team that’s growing quickly; we’re philanthropically funded and don’t answer to any outside interests; we have a start-up mentality that lets us move fast and experiment; and we’re committed to being an honest voice for the planet on climate change and carbon removal. Our mission Carbon removal, alongside emissions reductions, is absolutely essential to preserving a stable climate. We’re focused on addressing the knowledge, policy, and ambition gaps that are holding us back from a carbon removal ecosystem that delivers real progress on climate change. Leadership from all European countries is critical, both for ensuring that carbon removal can reach the scale necessary to achieve global climate goals, and for ensuring that a progressive vision of carbon removal can emerge that is not dominated by fossil or other corporate interests. Europe needs carbon removal in order to: meet its net-zero targets address its historical emissions that are already in the atmosphere causing warming. Carbon removal needs Europe because no other region has both the financial muscle and the political will to scale crucial new climate solutions. Europe needs carbon removal, and carbon removal needs Europe, but neither has a dedicated and honest voice speaking for carbon removal on behalf of the climate. Carbon Gap will be that voice. The roles Carbon Gap is hiring for several roles: Policy Intern, EU Affairs Communications Intern, EU Affairs Policy and Communications Intern, EU Affairs Policy and Operations Associate (full-time), remote (UK or EU) For more details, see our careers page!

Carbon Removal Science and Advocacy Fellow

Full time role
Remote
Sep 5, 2022
Location: Candidates based in or able to regularly come to Oxford and London, UK are preferred; other regions possible Back to the home page Who we are Carbon Gap is a climate not-for-profit focused on eliminating the carbon dioxide that’s already heating up the planet. We exist to drive essential climate action by making Europe a leader in carbon removal, working with governments, scientists, NGOs, and businesses to unlock policy support for the full spectrum of carbon removal methods, storing carbon safely in trees, soils, oceans, rocks, and the built environment. Joining our team means being at the forefront of a new field of climate action in a new kind of organisation. We’re a young team that’s growing quickly; we’re philanthropically funded and don’t answer to any outside interests; we have a start-up mentality that lets us move fast and experiment; and we’re committed to being an honest voice for the planet on climate change and carbon removal. Our mission Carbon removal, alongside emissions reductions, is absolutely essential to preserving a stable climate. We’re focused on addressing the knowledge, policy, and ambition gaps that are holding us back from a carbon removal ecosystem that delivers real progress on climate change. Leadership from all European countries is critical, both for ensuring that carbon removal can reach the scale necessary to achieve global climate goals, and for ensuring that a progressive vision of carbon removal can emerge that is not dominated by fossil or other corporate interests. Europe needs carbon removal in order to: meet its net-zero targets address its historical emissions that are already in the atmosphere causing warming. Carbon removal needs Europe because no other region has both the financial muscle and the political will to scale crucial new climate solutions. Europe needs carbon removal, and carbon removal needs Europe, but neither has a dedicated and honest voice speaking for carbon removal on behalf of the climate. Carbon Gap will be that voice. The role These are one-year, full-time fellowships with the possibility to transition to a permanent role. As Carbon Removal Science and Policy Fellow, you will join the Chief Science and Advocacy Officer to generate and refine impactful proposals for carbon removal policy and advocacy, while supporting the establishment of Carbon Gap’s world-leading expertise on the emerging field of carbon removal. You’ll work daily with an established and respected expert in the field and have frequent exposure to other leaders across government, industry, and academia. You’ll be deeply immersed from Day 1 in a high-impact climate policy startup, involved in everything Carbon Gap does and growing alongside the team. The role will include research, writing, strategy, and project coordination; typical days may see you developing an amendment to a piece of UK climate legislation, researching EU carbon farming certification standards, co-creating projects and partnerships to drive more effective corporate climate action, scheduling, preparing for, and attending meetings with policymakers and subject matter experts, and managing agendas and tracking progress on various projects. This is an ideal role for a recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate program with a significant focus on climate, environment, and policy issues. By the end of your fellowship, you will have a wide network across the carbon removal and climate fields and be prepared for both business and policy-oriented career opportunities. Responsibilities Research and Analysis (60%) Research topics related to carbon removal science, policy, and markets, including: Existing policies in the UK, EU, and other jurisdictions Initiatives establishing governance, standards, and certifications for carbon removal The commercial market for carbon removal Academic literature Create research output such as summaries and internal briefings Write, edit, and contribute to the creation of outward-facing policy reports, briefs, and papers, as well as other pieces of content such as social media and blog posts Co-create Carbon Gap’s science and advocacy strategy for maximum impact Coordination and Project Management (30%) Working closely with the Chief Science and Advocacy Officer, triage different priorities and set short and medium-term agendas Contribute to the management and maintenance of Carbon Gap’s research management system; develop team-wide best practices to share scientific and research updates Attend and document project-related meetings with key stakeholders; track and follow-up on needed actions Administration (10%) Perform basic administrative tasks, including schedule management, travel booking, and CRM entry What we offer We take our team’s well-being and professional development seriously. We offer: A market-leading compensation and benefits package, bridging the pay gap between non-profit and for-profit roles A commitment to work/life balance, with generous holidays and the expectation that you fully disconnect while taking them Lots of flexibility within a hybrid working arrangement Support for your professional development as part of the Carbon Gap community, with opportunities to lead projects, publish content, learn from leading experts, work directly with policymakers and stakeholders, and take part in international conferences and events This role is full-time. We believe in the importance of teams working together in-person and prefer that candidates be based in or be able to come to Oxford regularly, but are open to candidates living elsewhere in Europe as well. cx Who you are You’re committed to climate action. You don’t need to be an expert in carbon removal, but the idea that we can take carbon from the atmosphere, stop climate change, and begin repairing the damage we’ve done to the planet excites you. You’re comfortable with new material. Diving into a new field, learning new acronyms and concepts, and digesting scientific papers doesn’t scare you. You want to become a master of new ideas and concepts. You get right to the point. Faced with a lot of information, you’re great at figuring out what’s most important, synthesising it into findings and recommendations, and going from there. You love solving new challenge. You’re not afraid to work your way through a new problem, and you’re energised by the idea of finding a solution. You’re the first to volunteer when something unexpected needs to be done. You excel on a small team and are happy playing different roles. Your flexibility lets you move between different projects and switch contexts smoothly. 💡 Climate change is a race issue and a gender issue. Carbon Gap is dedicated to broadening opportunities for groups that are underrepresented in the climate and carbon removal spaces, and to building an inclusive team where people of different backgrounds can thrive. We strongly encourage applications from people who do not see themselves represented in the current climate ecosystem. What we are looking for: Passion for climate impact Professional experience or demonstrated interest in climate change and/or policy issues, including through work experience, internships, coursework, or extracurriculars Examples of relevant experience may include, but are not limited to, working or interning as a parliamentary assistant, in the civil service, as a research assistant, in a relevant startup or non-profit, or taking leadership roles in student initiatives on related topics Candidates transitioning to a climate focus from other careers are welcome to apply, but we’ll be looking for evidence of commitment. An ability to master technical content and create clear, short syntheses of complex material Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to explain complex and technical issues in clear, persuasive language A positive, friendly, and humble attitude Comfort challenging others in positions of authority in a professional manner Some exposure to and comfort with scientific and technical material, whether through education or professional experience, is an asset A high degree of proficiency in communications-related skills, such as developing presentations in Powerpoint, is an asset Apply now Apply ASAP via this form. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the end of August. We are dedicated to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Senior Communications Manager

Full time role
Remote
Sep 5, 2022
Location: London or Oxford, UK, or Brussels, Belgium preferred, with flexibility for remote work. Full or half time. Who we are Carbon Gap is a climate not-for-profit focused on eliminating the carbon dioxide that’s already heating up the planet. We exist to drive essential climate action by making Europe a leader in carbon removal, working with governments, scientists, NGOs, and businesses to unlock policy support for the full spectrum of carbon removal techniques, storing carbon safely in trees, soils, oceans, rocks, and the built environment. Joining our team means being at the forefront of a new field of climate action in a new kind of organisation. We’re a young team that’s growing quickly; we’re philanthropically funded and don’t answer to any outside interests; we have a start-up mentality that lets us move fast and experiment; and we’re committed to being an honest voice for the planet on climate change and carbon removal. Our mission Carbon removal, alongside emissions reductions, is absolutely essential to preserving a stable climate. We’re focused on addressing the knowledge, policy, and ambition gaps that are holding us back from a carbon removal ecosystem that delivers real progress on climate change. Leadership from European countries is critical, both for ensuring that carbon removal can reach the scale necessary to achieve global climate goals, and for ensuring that a progressive vision of carbon removal can emerge that is not dominated by fossil or other corporate interests. The role Carbon Gap is seeking a strategic, multi-disciplinary Communications Manager to establish our organisation as a trailblazing and influential voice at the forefront of carbon dioxide removal and climate action across Europe. You are ideally based in London, Oxford, or Brussels, though there is flexibility for remote work, and are excited about the prospect of building a next-gen climate communications function for an ambitious startup NGO from the ground up. You will be responsible for the strategy and execution of all of Carbon Gap’s communications, and will manage both a communications budget and junior communications team members as they are brought on. As the first permanent communications hire, you will be responsible for developing Carbon Gap’s full-fledged communications function. You’ll set our tone and a very high bar for quality across all materials, while ensuring that quality content is delivered that advances our mission. The role will evolve over time, and while you will start out ensuring that our key functions such as branding, social media, and newsletters are in order, you will be able to bring on additional staff to manage functions day-to-day while you focus on delivering impactful campaigns and media relations. We are working with The Climate Agency for our strategic communications support. While you do not need to have worked on climate previously, climate experience is valuable and it would be useful to have experience working around scientific topics. You will work with our expert team to establish a solid personal understanding of key scientific and policy concepts relating to carbon removal. You will ensure the organisation becomes a recognised "voice of authority" for Carbon Gap’s audience of expert and non-expert stakeholders. This is a multi-faceted role, requiring strategic prioritisation, management of internal staff and external contractors, and creative out-of-the box thinking. Often, you will be managing multiple demands simultaneously, pulling in contractors for projects while working with internal staff to complete tasks. You will have the support you need to deliver those tasks, but need to be comfortable asking for that support. This is intended as either a full time role, or a half-time role for highly experienced candidates. Responsibilities Strategy In close collaboration with the Carbon Gap team and external support, develop a communications strategy for Carbon Gap, including branding and brand guidelines, social media, content, website, and media and public relations. Communications channels Develop and manage Carbon Gap’s main communications channels, including a high-quality newsletter, website, events, and social media accounts. Content Manage the creation and distribution of content across a variety of platforms, including social media, weekly newsletters, blog posts, presentations, reports, graphics, and potentially other formats such as video. Author, co-author, draft, and/or edit articles and posts for Carbon Gap and in collaboration with Carbon Gap staff. Lead the creation of useful, clear, and visually appealing graphics, and/or video content, to communicate various concepts and issues. Media Build Carbon Gap’s media presence in relevant markets, including the production of relevant materials (ie press releases). Implement a media monitoring system to identify and document relevant articles and media pieces across Europe, and internationally where relevant. Cultivate relationships with journalists, ensuring Carbon Gap’s ability to comment on and proactively propose and shape coverage of carbon removal. Events Oversee the delivery of a variety of in-person and online events, such as report launches, in various geographies, especially London and Brussels. General Manage and source a variety of external service providers, including a communications strategy consultancy, designers, copywriters, and web developers. Hire, manage and nurture more junior communications staff. What we offer We take our team’s well-being and professional development seriously. We offer: A market-leading compensation and benefits package, bridging the pay gap between non-profit and for-profit roles A commitment to work/life balance, with generous holidays and the expectation that you fully disconnect while taking them Lots of flexibility within a hybrid working arrangement, with team hubs in London, Oxford, and Brussels being set up and regular retreats to come together as a team Support for your professional development as part of the Carbon Gap community, with opportunities to lead projects, publish content, learn from leading experts, work directly with policymakers and stakeholders, and take part in conferences and events This role is full-time or half-time. We believe in the importance of teams working together in-person and prefer that candidates be based in or near London, Oxford, or Brussels, but can be flexible for remote work. Who you are You’re committed to climate action. You don’t need to be an expert in carbon removal, but the idea that we can take carbon from the atmosphere, stop climate change, and begin repairing the damage we’ve done to the planet excites you. Writing is your thing. Blog posts, tweets, reports, newsletters, press releases, presentations - whatever the format, you can take an idea and express it well. You like to listen. You’re sensitive to what others are sensitive to, and know how to bring along a sceptical audience. You get right to the point. Faced with a lot of information, you’re great at figuring out what’s most important, synthesising it into findings and recommendations, and going from there. You’re comfortable with new material. Diving into a new field, learning new acronyms, and reading scientific papers doesn’t scare you. You want to become a master of new ideas and concepts. You get things done. You’re self-motivated and are comfortable creating your own to-do list in a start-up environment. You’re a relationship-builder at heart. You proactively make and maintain genuine connections, always looking for ways to help, and work well with diverse groups of people. 💡 Climate change is a race issue and a gender issue. Carbon Gap is dedicated to broadening opportunities for groups that are underrepresented in the climate and carbon removal spaces, and to building an inclusive team where people of different backgrounds can thrive. We strongly encourage applications from people who do not see themselves represented in the current climate ecosystem, including those returning to the workforce. What we are looking for: 7+ years experience (and ideally more) in communications, preferably in policy, science, or climate-related communications at an advocacy-focused organisation. Exceptional candidates with less experience but who have managed communications at a fast growing startup will also be considered. Experience in climate and sustainability communications is an asset but not required. Experience leading communications campaigns and developing collateral from start to finish. Experience implementing a structured and agile approach to project management, with good multitasking and organisational skills and the ability to balance competing priorities. Demonstrable expertise in working with journalists, launching advocacy campaigns and managing social media. Scientific literacy and excitement to develop an understanding of climate science and carbon removal. Experience developing content calendars and campaigns from scratch. Strong ability to engage with non-communications professionals, including from scientific, academic, business, and policy backgrounds. Experience overseeing and producing briefs for contractors across a variety of areas, including web development, graphic design, video content, articles, event production, and more. Fluency in English; fluency in other European languages, especially German or French, is highly desirable. You don't need to meet all the requirements in order to be considered and we know you might need to grow into the role. As long as you feel like this is the right role for you, please don’t hesitate to apply. Apply now Apply ASAP. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in the first week of September and the process will conclude in late September.

Senior Operations Manager

Full time role
Remote
Sep 5, 2022
Location: UK preferred, continental Europe possible. Fully remote work is possible but a London or Oxford base would be valued. Who we are Carbon Gap is a climate not-for-profit focused on eliminating the carbon dioxide that’s already heating up the planet. We exist to drive essential climate action by making Europe a leader in carbon removal, working with governments, scientists, NGOs, and businesses to unlock policy support for the full spectrum of carbon removal techniques, storing carbon safely in trees, soils, oceans, rocks, and the built environment. Joining our team means being at the forefront of a new field of climate action in a new kind of organisation. We’re a young team that’s growing quickly; we’re philanthropically funded and don’t answer to any outside interests; we have a start-up mentality that lets us move fast and experiment; and we’re committed to being an honest voice for the planet on climate change and carbon removal. Our mission Carbon removal, alongside emissions reductions, is absolutely essential to preserving a stable climate. We’re focused on addressing the knowledge, policy, and ambition gaps that are holding us back from a carbon removal ecosystem that delivers real progress on climate change. Leadership from European countries - including the UK - is critical, both for ensuring that carbon removal can reach the scale necessary to achieve global climate goals, and for ensuring that a progressive vision of carbon removal can emerge that is not dominated by fossil or other corporate interests. The role Carbon Gap is in scale-up mode, growing a team in multiple jurisdictions and building the processes and infrastructure to enable top-tier performance. We’re looking for someone experienced with start-up operations in either the UK or Belgium, who can handle complex tasks independently and represent Carbon Gap externally, and who can help us to build more effective processes and ways of working. Carbon Gap needs to solidify its infrastructure while maintaining the agility of a startup, and it’ll be your job to make that happen. This is an excellent growth opportunity for somebody looking to develop a COO skillset in an operational leadership role in an impactful climate organisation. In this role, you’ll work directly with Carbon Gap’s leadership and be at the centre of building a high-impact climate non-profit and making sure that it can deliver on its mission. You’ll have full accountability for Carbon Gap’s operations, but will have access to external resources that bring deep expertise in many aspects of non-profit operations, finance, and accounting. At the beginning, you’ll be instrumental to the successful launch of Carbon Gap as an operating entity, establishing internal systems and operating procedures with the support of external advisers where needed. Once established, you’ll be responsible for managing those procedures and tackling special projects as the organisation grows. Your responsibilities will include: Responsibilities Establish a zero-defect operational environment; establish the policies, processes, systems, and controls necessary to support a startup NGO operating in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, and manage those processes on an ongoing basis. This includes financial, government, information, and HR systems, especially the creation of clear internal policies for hiring practices in each jurisdiction where Carbon Gap operates. Support operationalisation of reporting and compliance with legal requirements and donor requirements. Ensure effective use of outsourced operational support and advisors. Lead and manage special projects, including: Leading the definition and documentation of project scope and objectives Developing project schedule and work plans Overseeing external stakeholders and contractors and managing budget Identify and implement best practices for the way we work, internal culture building, and supporting the Carbon Gap team. Work with Carbon Gap leadership to identify and address operational roadblocks. Support the Board of Trustees. Manage external support and contractors as needed, including ongoing legal and accountancy support. Support the Policy and Communications team for event management and other operational needs. What we offer We take our team’s well-being and professional development seriously. We offer: A market-leading compensation and benefits package, bridging the pay gap between non-profit and for-profit roles A commitment to work/life balance, with generous holidays and the expectation that you fully disconnect while taking them Lots of flexibility within a hybrid working arrangement, with an office in Brussels being set up and regular retreats to come together as a team Support for your professional development as part of the Carbon Gap community, with opportunities to lead projects, publish content, learn from leading experts, work directly with policymakers and stakeholders, and take part in conferences and events This role is full-time. Who you are You’re committed to climate action. You don’t need to be an expert in carbon removal, but the idea that we can take carbon from the atmosphere, stop climate change, and begin repairing the damage we’ve done to the planet excites you. You love solving new challenge. You’re not afraid to work your way through a new problem, and you’re energised by the idea of finding a solution. You’re the first to volunteer when something unexpected needs to be done. …but repetitive work doesn’t discourage you. You get the work done, even when it isn’t exciting. You get right to the point. Faced with a lot of information, you’re great at figuring out what’s most important, synthesising it into findings and recommendations, and going from there. You excel on a small team and are happy playing different roles. Your flexibility lets you move between different projects and switch contexts smoothly. You’re an organisational and project management star. You bring order to chaos and are on the lookout for new tools and techniques to manage, organise, and execute great work. You effectively prioritise and don't miss deadlines. 💡 Climate change is a race issue and a gender issue. Carbon Gap is dedicated to broadening opportunities for groups that are underrepresented in the climate and carbon removal spaces, and to building an inclusive team where people of different backgrounds can thrive. We strongly encourage applications from people who do not see themselves represented in the current climate ecosystem. What we are looking for: 3-7+ years relevant experience. Strong project management ability, with the ability to set and adhere to timelines and processes and a track record of successful internal and external project management. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Experience managing relationships with external service providers, like accountants and legal support. A basic understanding of accounting and accounting tools; experience with other operational tools (Slack, Notion, GSuite, Loom, project management software) is valuable. Experience in a fast-paced, growing environment, preferably as an early stage startup employee. Operations experience in a charity or non-profit is an asset but not required. You don't need to meet all the requirements in order to be considered and we know you might need to grow into the role. As long as you feel like this is the right role for you, please don’t hesitate to apply. Apply now Apply ASAP. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in the first week of September and the process will conclude in late September.

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