We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Public Affairs Officer, under a fixed-term contract of 12 months for maternity cover, to help deliver the Aldersgate Group’s public affairs work, working closely with the policy team. There is a degree of flexibility and slightly shorter contract durations can be considered depending on an applicant’s circumstances.
This is an important time to be joining the Group and contributing to its public affairs work. Building on the momentum created by COP26 and other recent policy development, the Aldersgate Group will increasingly turn its focus to delivery in 2022 with a particular focus on driving the implementation of the Government’s Net Zero Strategy, the Environment Act and other government strategies on resources and waste, heat and buildings, industrial decarbonisation, transport and green finance. The Group will also increasingly focus on driving greater co-ordination across government departments on the delivery of key environmental and climate goals.
Please click the button on the right to download the full job description and person specification.
To apply please email your CV (max two sides) and covering letter (max one side) to Signe Norberg (firstname.lastname@example.org). The closing date for the receipt of applications is 9 am on Monday 10 January. Applications received after this time will not be considered. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide individual feedback on applications.
Successful applicants will be invited to interviews (in person or virtual depending on circumstances) on week commencing 17 January.
The Aldersgate Group is a multicultural team. We are fully committed to equal opportunities, and we are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce. We strongly encourage eligible candidates from Black, Asian, or other ethnic minority backgrounds, as well as candidates with disabilities, as they are currently under-represented in our workforce.
Reacting to the publication of the Climate Change Committee’s report on the key outcomes and next steps from COP26, Nick Molho, Executive Director at the Aldersgate Group, said: “The Committee on Climate Change is right to argue that the best way for the UK to honour the Glasgow Climate Pact is to crack on with developing the policies and tax reforms needed to achieve its NDC and net zero target. The UK has set an ambitious national emission reduction pledge and comprehensive net zero strategy but the business community now needs to see more detailed policy measures being implemented in areas such as buildings, power, heavy industrial decarbonisation and land use to put the UK on a credible and timely pathway to meet its NDC and net zero target.  Implementing the UK’s Net Zero Strategy in earnest must now become a cross-government priority.”
Nick Molho added: “With the UK holding the COP Presidency for another year, it is also vital that the UK continues working with world leaders to significantly increase national emission reduction pledges in 2022 in line with a 1.5 degrees pathway, by providing clearer commitments on full coal phase out and end of fossil fuel subsidies and reaching a solution to deliver the minimum $100bn of climate finance pledged to developing countries.” 
 The Aldersgate Group published its assessment of the UK’s Net Zero Strategy in October 2021: https://www.aldersgategroup.org.uk/asset/2019
 On 13 November 2021 the Aldersgate Group issued a reactive press release responding to the outcomes of COP26 – calling on world leaders to accelerate momentum on climate action: https://www.aldersgategroup.org.uk/latest#cop26-moves-the-dial-towards-1-5c-but-momentum-must-increase-in-2022