Location: London preferred, flexibility to work remotely
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 cater to special 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.
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.
Europe needs carbon removal in order to:
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 a dedicated and honest voice speaking for carbon removal on behalf of the climate. Carbon Gap will be that voice.
Carbon Gap is building a London office and its UK policy team from the ground up, with opportunities at all levels for candidates of different backgrounds and levels of experience. Our focus is on finding talented, passionate people and creating roles that work for them, offering autonomy, accountability, and direct engagement with policymakers and other stakeholders. We want you to be become a visible and trusted leader in UK climate policy.
As a member of the Carbon Gap policy team, you will engage in several important areas of carbon removal policy, working closely with Policy Directors who are responsible for different policy areas such as certification, innovation, infrastructure, and support for carbon removal deployment. You will conduct research on the field of carbon removal and the climate policy environment, support or lead advocacy efforts and outreach, engage directly with policymakers and other stakeholders, and develop your own expertise and profile in climate and carbon removal policy.
Working closely with the Policy Director team, you will:
More experienced candidates will take on more responsibility within the team.
We take our team’s well-being and professional development seriously. We offer:
This role is full-time. We believe in the importance of teams working together in-person and prefer that candidates be based in or near London, but can be flexible.
💡 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.
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 ASAP via this form. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the end of August and we will begin making offers to candidates in early 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.
In the application, you will be asked for some basic information, an updated CV, and several short written questions to help us learn more about you.
The next step is an informal conversation with our Head of People to explore your career ambitions and experience, followed by a 2-stage interview process with the Carbon Gap team and, potentially, a final in-person meeting. We will also ask for any work samples you are able to share. You should expect to be tested on your ability to become an effective and innovative leader for Carbon Gap’s mission.
We aim to complete the process in 1-2 weeks. We appreciate that some people require extra time to complete assessments, require alternative application methods, and can also benefit from having interview questions or a guide to the type of questions pre-interview. If there is anything we can do to make our recruitment processes better for you and to allow you to show your best self, let us know.
We are open to any suggestions or requests that you may have and are always looking for innovative ways to assess talent. If you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com.