Work Type/s: Full time, one-year contract
Location: Sydney or Melbourne based (mix of remote and office work)
About the Climate Council
The Climate Council of Australia (CCA) 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. CCA 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 mission is to be a courageous catalyst propelling Australia towards bold, effective action to tackle the climate crisis.
The Researcher will join Australia’s premier team of climate solutions experts, climate scientists, health and climate security experts, economists and policy specialists. The Researcher will work with a small team of colleagues in the Solutions team to produce high-quality, accessible internal and external publications and climate solutions advice, and play their part in the activities of the broader research team. With exposure to many of Australia’s leading minds tackling climate change, this is a unique opportunity for the right person.
The role reports to the Senior Researcher – Climate Solutions and works as part of the Climate Council’s Research Team. The successful candidate will begin in the role as soon as possible, but preferably before late-May 2021.
Key responsibilities of the role include:
- As part of a team, produce high-quality, high-impact publications on an array of climate solutions, including across the topics of energy, transport, clean industries and the new economy, with some focus on Queensland.
- Manage and co-ordinate reviews of relevant solutions literature, summarising key themes and concepts, including identifying key risks and translating this research into factual engaging content for a general audience.
- Develop policy recommendations for decision-makers arising from Climate Solutions research.
- Support other teams in the organisation, including the media, campaigns and community teams, to maintain the Climate Council’s well-earned reputation for providing frank, fearless, scientifically-robust climate information to the general public.
- Stay up-to-date with relevant climate solutions-related scientific, technical, policy and political developments.
- Manage technical and scientific reviews of reports with relevant external experts to ensure a high level of integrity is embedded in our reports.
- Work efficiently and effectively to a high standard of accuracy even under pressure.
- Contribute positively to building the Climate Council culture and mission.
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 that accurately convey the state of climate solutions and drive climate action. 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.
Written and verbal communication skills
- You have a proven track-record as an excellent writer with a flair for communicating complex issues in clear, plain English.
- You are confident in writing for a range of purposes and audiences including by producing reports, fact sheets, web articles, social media, speeches, submissions, as well as providing verbal briefings and presentations.
- You can present your ideas clearly and accurately. The Researcher works closely with our media, campaigns and community teams – as well as our Councillors – to ensure accurate persuasive advice is provided, as well as preparing information for Climate Council supporters and the public.
Resourceful team player with initiative
- You are a proactive problem solver with a record for identifying challenges and finding opportunities.
- You are comfortable taking ownership of work and following through with tasks. You are proactive in seeking advice from colleagues when required.
- You enjoy working in a team and contributing positively to the culture of the organisation.
Passion and drive
- You are driven and looking for the next step-up in your career to grow and learn.
- You are passionate about making a difference and care about the big issues in our society.
Experience and qualifications
- A tertiary degree in a relevant field is required, Masters-level tertiary qualifications or higher will be highly regarded.
- Demonstrated climate solutions knowledge or experience across topics including renewable energy, transport, clean industry and manufacturing is required.
- Demonstrated climate solutions knowledge or experience that goes beyond the electricity sector will be highly regarded.
- Established networks with and experience developing recommendations for climate policy influencers – individuals or organisations – will be highly regarded.
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.
- $75,000 – $80,000 (dependent on experience), plus super
- Full time, one-year contract
- Sydney or Melbourne based (mix of remote and office work)
- Excellent learning and development opportunities
- A strong work culture which is results focused but also vibrant, supportive, fun and nimble
- A dynamic organisation and experienced team
How to apply
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 250 words outlining your relevant experience. If you have any questions regarding the position please email us at [email protected], using the subject line: Researcher enquiry.
Applications close midnight 12th April 2021