Parliamentary Engagement Manager

2020 will be a very important year for climate change debate in the UK with, among other things, the hosting of the major UN climate summit, COP26, in Glasgow. The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) – a non-profit think-tank with the objective of supporting informed debate on energy and climate change issues – has a track record of unpacking complex energy and climate issues for media and parliamentarians, and working with a wide range of stakeholders. We produce regular expert briefings, working alongside our Advisory Board. With interest in climate change at an all-time high in the UK, next year will see an even greater need for broadening and deepening understanding of related issues.

Term: December 2019 to April 2020

Project overview

Lead on parliamentary engagement project, enabling broader, deeper understanding of climate change related issues among MPs.

Activities:

  • Map relevant Committees, APPGs and other groups of MPs
  • Inform engagement strategy
  • Arrange and run briefing meetings for individual, and groups of, MPs
  • Tailor approaches to align with MPs’ interests
  • Arrange MP visits working closely with MP offices
  • Produce clear and succinct background briefing materials for MPs
  • Engage with members of the House of Lords
  • Liaise with relevant contacts in devolved administrations

Essential attributes:

  • Understanding of Parliamentary structures and processes, dynamics and groupings
  • Ability to forge, maintain and leverage relationships across a wide range of backgrounds, including within Parliament
  • Broad understanding of climate change science and policy issues and the low-carbon transition
  • Capacity to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to write and speak accurately and accessibly
  • Independent self-starter and good team player
  • Able to work constructively with MPs across the House
  • Collaborative

Desirable attributes:

  • Deeper understanding of current energy issues and the broad approaches of different constituencies within Parliament to those issues

Note

The manager will be required to work flexibly, sometimes to be available outside of normal working hours.

Terms and Conditions

This contract is offered on a short-term basis, subject to normal market conditions, with fees payable commensurate with the experience of the candidate.

We envisage that the manager will work flexibly, attending the ECIU’s central London offices as and when required to fulfil the project's objectives.

Travel within the UK may be necessary from time to time, for which expenses will be duly reimbursed.

How to Apply

Please send your CV, including your day rate or full time equivalent salary and a covering letter of no more than two pages outlining how you meet the specification to admin@eciu.net before midnight on 27 November 2019.