Climate Change Committee, Members x 2 (application closing date extended until 13/04/22)

Closed
Body: Climate Change Committee
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Energy, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Location: London/remote
Skills required: Accountancy, Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £800 per day. Remuneration and expenses are taxable. 
Time Requirements: Minimum of 2 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    10/03/2022

  • Closed for Applications

    13/04/2022

  • Panel Sift

    W/C 25th April, dates TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    W/C 30th May and 6th June, dates TBC

  • Announcement

    TBC

The timeline for this campaign is indicative and subject to change. Please check the advert for any updates.

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The CCC is an independent statutory body, established under the Climate Change Act 2008. It is made up of two separate committees; one on mitigation (the Committee) and one on adaptation (the Adaptation Committee). The UK Government and Devolved Governments are seeking to appoint two new members to the Committee.

The UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are seeking to appoint two new members to the Committee: one economist and one person with business/industry/energy expertise. For both campaigns we will keep a reserve list for future opportunities that may arise.​

As a Committee Member you will be responsible for developing the work of the Climate Change Committee, determining its strategic direction and providing impartial input into its work. It is important, and encouraged by the Climate Change Act 2008, that the Committee contains the range of expertise that is required to effectively produce its advice and recommendations. While all Members of the Committee participate and provide scrutiny in all discussions, each also has a particular area of expertise. Some members have specific experience in or knowledge of the differences in circumstances across the UK and the capacity of national authorities to take action in relation to climate change.   ​

The Committee has a legal duty to understand and be up-to-date with the latest scientific evidence relating to climate change. Fulfilling that duty does not fall on any single Committee Member and these appointments will make an important contribution to how the Committee fulfils that duty. ​

The Committee will normally meet 12 times a year, and Members will be expected to attend the meetings regularly, virtually or in person.

Person Specification

The Committee Members have collective responsibility for: ​

  • Attending meetings, determining decision making procedures for the Committee; 
  • Ensuring that the Committee discharges its statutory duties within the framework specified by the Climate Change Act 2008, the Environment (Wales) Act 2016; the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009; and the Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 (in development).
  • Providing input into and inform reports to the legislatures and parliaments of the UK; 
  • Providing an impartial and independent input to discussions; 
  • Assisting the Chair intheir representative role;  
  • Ensuring close working relationships with key academics, institutions and industry. 

Role 1: Economist

Essential Criteria:

  • Formal qualifications in economics, a recognised track record and recent publications in an area of economic analysis relevant to the Committee. 
  • Experience in financial investment. 
  • Ability to process and interpret complex information; well-developed analytical reasoning skills and judgement.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate, persuade and build relationships at all levels.​
  • An ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team in delivering results. ​
  • A good knowledge of the range of the Committee’s work, an understanding of climate policy both internationally and across the UK, including in the Devolved Governments, and in particular the social impacts of such policy.

Role 2: Business/industry/energy expert

  • Significant understanding of industry, including business competitiveness, and the role business has to play in enabling the UK to reach net zero. 
  • Experience in the decarbonisation of particular sectors of the economy is optional but desirable.
  • Ability to process and interpret complex information; well-developed analytical reasoning skills and judgement. ​
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate, persuade and build relationships at all levels.
  • An ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team in delivering results. ​
  • A good knowledge of the range of the Committee’s work, an understanding of climate policy both internationally and across the UK, including in the Devolved Governments, and in particular the social impacts of such policy.

Highly desirable criteria for one/both roles:

  • Significant understanding of the legislative and policy context in Wales and/or Northern Ireland.

Additional Information

Please tailor your application to show how you meet the criteria listed. You should set out your suitability for the role and how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification.

If you are shortlisted for the role, due diligence will be carried out and your referees are likely to be contacted.

You will be asked to prepare some identification documents if you are invited to an interview – further information will be provided at that stage.

Please note feedback will not be provided after the shortlisting stage. Only candidates who attend an interview will be provided with feedback.

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