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Global Senior Energy Policy Officer 

We are looking for someone to coordinate BirdLife’s policy agenda focussed on a nature-safe transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy to achieve a carbon neutral, nature positive, equitable future.

Cambridge, UK preferred. Willing to consider another BirdLife International office for the right candidate.

Full time
35 hours per week

Fixed term to 31 December 2023

£30,000 to £34,000 pro rata plus competitive 12% pension benefit dependant on skills and experience if UK based

Annual Leave
25 days pro rata in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.

We are looking for someone to coordinate BirdLife’s policy agenda focused on a nature-safe transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy to achieve a carbon neutral, nature positive, equitable future. You will work to ensure biodiversity policy safeguards are incorporated in renewable energy developments through developing, disseminating and advocating best policy practice, guidance and tools on a range of energy sector and development issues, to key decision makers in government, business, industry, and the finance sector. You will support the Global Climate Change Policy Coordinator in the coordination and delivery of impact of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Energy Task Force (ETF), and shape and deliver the policy and advocacy component of cross-regional BirdLife projects and initiatives concerning renewable energy and climate change.

The ideal candidate will have

  • Degree (or equivalent experience) in a subject related to conservation or sustainable development (this could include, for example, environmental science, public policy, law or environmental economics)
  • Good understanding of climate change and conservation and biodiversity issues in relation to the renewable energy transition
  • Understanding of the need for conservation policy advocacy and the landscape of Multilateral Environmental Agreements
  • Evidence of practice in environmental, energy and/or development policies

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BirdLife values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We aim to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

We will consider putting into place appropriate reasonable adjustments for candidates who may have a disability.

We are able to offer a hybrid model of working on site and from home/remote for most roles, which helps to ensure a flexible work life balance

Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: [email protected] marking your application with “Global Senior Energy Policy Officer” in the subject line.

Shortlisting for this role will take place as applications are received.  We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable applicant has been appointed. 

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.