The Climate Change Committee (CCC) is seeking high-performing candidates to lead the CCC Public Sector Skill Shares as part of the UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions programme, coordinating and delivering engagements with UK PACT partner countries. There are two positions available, one providing skill shares on mitigation and the other on climate risk and adaptation. Role holders will also contribute to the wider mitigation and adaptation work of the CCC.
About the role
The primary focus (at least 50%) will be to deliver a programme of CCC international engagement and technical support onclimate change mitigation or climate risk and adaptation. This is part of the ‘Public Sector Skill Shares’ component of the UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (UK PACT) programme to support low- and middle-income countries, funded as part of the UK’s International Climate Finance.
Key duties of the role are as follows:
- Promoting, coordinating and delivering CCC engagement and technical assistance with stakeholders in UK PACT countries. You will need to articulate the CCC’s expertise and experience and translate this into helpful, targeted proposals for a diverse range of countries.
- Drawing on expertise from across the CCC you will deliver engagements such as workshops, presentations, peer reviews and written advice/briefings, working both from the UK and via visits as appropriate.
- Working with colleagues in the FCDO’s PACT and Adaptation and Resilience teams, DESNZ, and UK Embassies to coordinate delivery of engagements. This includes managing, recording and reporting CCC engagement with UKPACT partners through approval forms, monthly reporting, and monitoring and evaluation exercises to capture delivered engagement.
- Developing and maintaining a pipeline of demand for further CCC engagement with PACT partner countries.
- The other up to 50% of the role will be to contribute to the CCC’s work on mitigation or climate risk and adaptation, including international and UK sectoral analyses as agreed between Team Leader International and Team Leader Climate Change Risk Assessment & Adaptation Reporting.
The post provides an excellent opportunity to lead high-profile and impactful work in an international setting. The postholder will work primarily to the International Team Leader, but with considerable interaction with other CCC Team Leaders, the CCC’s Head of Net Zero, Head of Adaptation and Director of Analysis, as well as the Chief Executive and Committee members. They will also work closely with UKPACT and other officials in FCDO and DESNZ.
The post-holder will work in the secretariat with economists, scientists, and other analysts, as well as the very distinguished members of the Committees and a wide range of international stakeholders. Through this they will gain a deep understanding of the range of skills and solutions required to tackle climate change and develop analytical, presentational, influencing and project management skills.
The role would suit an excellent analyst who is a skilled communicator, can work with a high degree of autonomy and has knowledge and experience in either emissions reduction pathways and policies, or climate change risk assessment and adaptation. The following is also desirable:
- A background or understanding covering some of: international climate policy and diplomacy, programme delivery, working with international stakeholders, and the UK’s system of climate governance.
- A minimum of 2 years applicable experience, and a degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline (e.g. environmental science, economics, international relations).
- Strong numeracy, spreadsheet, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present and write clear reports on complex subject areas ensuring these are appropriate for the given audience.
Things you need to know
The CCC office is based at 1 Victoria Street London, with staff expected to attend the office for at 40% of their working hours. The pay band for this role is £54,693 - £61,800 and the expectation is that the successful candidate will join on the minimum of the CCC G7 pay band. We support a wide variety of working patterns such as compressed hours, hybrid working, part time hours, job sharing and flexi time. National pay bands may be used where staff apply to work from home for more than 40% of their working hours and live outside London. Regular attendance at our London office, for example for meetings and training, will still be required. The national pay band for this grade is £50,547 - £58,041.
Security: Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.
Nationality requirements: Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non-EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.
Feedback: Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme: The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
Candidates will be assessed using four elements of the Civil Service Success Profile framework: behaviours, technical skills, strengths and experience.
Further information will be provided about assessment at interview for candidates invited to interview.
Behaviour 1: Delivering at Pace
Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes.
- Ensure everyone clearly understands and owns their roles, responsibilities and business priorities.
- Ensure delivery of timely quality outcomes, through providing the right resources to do the job, reviewing and adjusting performance expectations and rewarding success.
- Maintain own levels of performance in challenging circumstances and encourage others to do the same.
- Give honest, motivating and enthusiastic messages about priorities, objectives and expectations.
Behaviour 2: Seeing the big picture
- Develop and maintain an understanding of developments to ensure activity is relevant.
- Ensure plans and activities reflect wider strategic priorities and communicate with senior leaders to influence future strategies.
- Bring together views, perspectives and diverse needs of stakeholders.
Behaviour 3: Making Effective Decisions
Effectiveness in this area is about using sound judgement, evidence and knowledge to arrive at accurate expert and professional decisions and advice.
- Clarify your own understanding and stakeholder needs and expectations, before making decisions.
- Analyse and accurately interpret data from various sources to support decisions.
- Present reasonable conclusions from a wide range of complex and sometimes incomplete evidence.
- Encourage both innovative suggestions and challenge from others, to inform decision making.
Behaviour 4: Communicating and Influencing
- Communicate with others in a clear, honest and enthusiastic way in order to build trust.
- Explain complex issues in a way that is easy to understand, using different methods for communication.
- Deliver difficult messages with clarity and sensitivity.
- Remain open minded and impartial in discussions
Specialist analytical skills: Apply appropriate quantitative analytical tools and techniques, and synthesise evidence from a range of sources, as appropriate. Assess the reliability and relevance of evidence and give objective evidence-based advice. Quality-assure models, challenge input data and assumptions and interpret output data for the purposes of providing supporting evidence.
- Analytical: You seek and analyse information to inform decisions based on the best available evidence.
- Networker: You proactively create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the organisation. You identify connections and reach out to bring people together.
- Strategic: You look at the big picture and consider the wider factors and long-term implications of decisions.
Apply and further information
To apply for this post please complete the online application form on Civil Service jobs, ensuring to provide evidence against the key sections:
- Provide evidence on how you meet the skills/competencies underneath the individual competencies.
- Remember the STAR technique, situation, task, action and result when you are preparing your response. It will help your application to signpost the general/specialist competencies you are addressing.
The CCC has affiliation with the Government’s analytical progressions: GES, GORS, GSS, or GSR, and it is possible for analysts to maintain these memberships at the CCC. If you are a member of one of these professions, please ensure that you indicate this in your application.