About the Climate Council

The Climate Council of Australia is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. We provide authoritative, expert advice to the Australian public and key decision-makers on climate impacts and solutions based on the most up-to-date science available. Climate Council was founded in 2013 by thousands of Australians to create a new, independent and 100% community-funded organisation in response to the abolition of the Australian Climate Commission.

Our Vision, Mission and Values 

Our vision is that by 2025 Australia’s emissions are on a steep downward trajectory with projects and policies in place to see us cut emissions by 75% by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2035. This represents a transformation in action and attitude from all levels of government, industry, business and community. It also fundamentally improves Australia’s contribution to the global climate challenge, while unlocking benefits/potential of the new economy, and protecting lives, well-being and the natural environment.

Our mission is to be a courageous catalyst propelling Australia towards bold, effective action to have emissions plummet during the 2020s and hit net zero by 2035.
Our values:

About the Role

The role of Senior Researcher (Climate Solutions) offers an unrivalled opportunity for positive impact during the critical moment in Australia’s response to the climate crisis. Working alongside our expert Councillors and as part of our growing research team, you will be part of Australia’s premier group of climate solutions experts, climate scientists, health and climate security experts, economists and policy specialists. The Senior Researcher plays a leadership role in the development and delivery of Climate Council’s research agenda and organisational strategy on climate solutions, including undertaking cutting-edge research and preparing high-impact reports. The work of Climate council’s research team has unrivalled reach into Australia’s media cycle and the Australian public’s perception of climate change and its solutions.

The Senior Researcher reports to the Head of Research. It is a permanent position.

Key Responsibilities

Experience, Skills and Qualifications

Remuneration and Benefits

Remuneration and Benefits The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. This exciting and dynamic organisation will continue to be in the public eye, giving those involved an unrivalled opportunity to contribute to the public discourse on climate change. With exposure to some of the leading minds tackling climate change, this role is a unique opportunity.

Additional Benefits


The Climate Council is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, personal appearance, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, or political affiliation.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for all advertised positions.

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter of no more than 250 words outlining your relevant experience HERE.

If you have any questions regarding the position please email us at [email protected], using the subject line: Senior Researcher (Climate Solutions) enquiry.

Applications close midnight 14th September 2021