Head of Research

Head of Research

Reference: HQ00178121

Location: Remote

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000

Contract type: Contract

Date closing: 27/01/2021

Prospectus are delighted to be supporting a brand new not-for-profit called Uplift. Uplift are helping to move the UK towards a fossil fuel-free future. We strategically resource, connect and elevate ideas and voices to set in motion a just transition away from fossil fuel production that is commensurate with the scale of the climate crisis.

We are currently looking for a Head of Research to join our growing team. This is an exciting opportunity to take on an ambitious role that shapes and delivers the ideas, evidence base and partnerships needed to phase out oil and gas extraction in the UK. This role is offered on a full time or 4 days a week.

As Head of Research, you will be responsible for designing and managing a cutting-edge programme of research that supports the broader network of groups working in this field. As a key member of Uplift's team, you will have the opportunity to help to define your role and strategic priorities to maximise our collective impact.

The successful candidate will have significant experience working on climate policy or related fields, with deep knowledge of the UK's policy architecture, processes and key dynamics in climate and energy-related policy-making. You will have a track record of designing and implementing ambitious research projects with excellent an understanding of barriers to and opportunities for advancing a transition away from oil and gas production in the UK. Finally, a strong commitment to Uplift's mission and core values is also required.

Please note, this role is a 2 year fixed contract (with likelihood of extension).

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Closing Date:
27/01/2021

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