Work Type/s: 12 Month Contract

Location: Sydney or Melbourne

Annual Salary: $75K – $80K + super

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About the Climate Council

The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. We provide authoritative, expert advice to the Australian public and key decision-makers on climate change and solutions based on the most up-to-date science available. The 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 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 Researcher works collaboratively with the Research and Campaigns teams to undertake research on climate science, impacts and solutions. They contribute to the development of high-quality, accessible internal and external publications that support the Climate Council’s strategy and priority program areas. The Researcher also works closely with the Media, Campaigns and Community teams – as well as our Councillors – to fact check content for public and stakeholder release, and provide accurate persuasive advice. This is a unique opportunity for the right person to join Australia’s premier team of climate solutions experts, climate scientists, health and climate security experts, economists and policy specialists.

The Researcher reports to the Head of Research.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

About you

You are a driven and knowledgeable person with passion for building climate literacy in the community. A keen and articulate communicator, you show initiative and integrity within team settings to deliver high-impact research outputs. You are passionate about making a difference and want to grow your skills and experience by working with a team of leading experts in the field.

Experience and skills


Remuneration and benefits

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 to advance your career.

Additional Benefits

How to apply
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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, 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 two pages, outlining how you meet the criteria above
If you have any questions regarding the position please email us at [email protected], using the subject line: Researcher enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications Close midnight 23rd June 2021