Policy Manager

  • Contract
  • London
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Carbon Capture and Storage Association



Climate Change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and the ability to capture,
transport and store or utilise carbon dioxide will be crucial to ensure a sustainable,
competitive and equitable transition to a low-carbon economy. 

The CCSA is seeking a highly motivated Policy Manager to manage the CCSA’s strong and dynamic
policy team in leading the CCUS sector across policy areas including; regulation, financing,
emissions trading, business models, CCUS supply chain and skills, technical and subsurface
issues. The Manager will also need to support the wider engagement activities of the
Association at this very exciting time in the development of the carbon capture and storage and
hydrogen industries. 

Who we are

The CCSA is the trade association representing over 100 organisations accelerating the
commercial deployment Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (or CCUS) through advocacy and
collaboration. Our ambition is to see Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) developed
and deployed at the pace and scale necessary to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and deliver
sustainable growth across regions and nations.

We represent a wide variety of organisations with an interest in the development and deployment
of CCUS across many applications to decarbonise heavy industries, power and hydrogen
production, and remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. The CCSA team works across
two offices, with staff based in London and Brussels.

Through its Brussels office the CCSA also coordinates, the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) and
the CCS and CCU platform for Research and Innovation (IWG9). Both programmes support the
coordination and collaboration of a wide range of stakeholders, including EU institutions,
national governments, industry, researchers and civil society. 

The role 

You will play a critical role in delivering the CCSA’s Policy work programme, managing a small
policy team, engaging with members, senior Government officials, the CCUS Council and other
major stakeholders. In addition, you will develop CCSA reports, briefing notes, consultation
and inquiry responses and coordinate member groups. The role requires building and maintaining
a network of CCUS and hydrogen professionals and representing the interests of the Association
at external events. 

The ideal candidate will have prior experience of managing policy and regulation activities
within the energy or environmental sectors, influencing key stakeholders, a keen interest in
addressing climate change, and a demonstrable understanding of the frameworks required to set
up a new industry. You will also support the CCSA’s communication and engagement activities by
developing content and chairing sessions for the CCSA event programme, including webinars and
the CCSA annual conference. 

This role will play a central role in the CCSA’s stakeholder engagement programme, with a
particular focus on developing and engaging members and industry stakeholders.

Essential criteria 

  • A relevant undergraduate degree in an area such as engineering, geoscience, or
    environmental sciences. 
  • An understanding of CCUS and hydrogen technologies and their importance in tackling climate
  • Experience in developing policy and influencing government decision-making, preferably in a
    relevant sector. 
  • Strong influencing skills and a collaborative approach with an ability to work with a range
    of diverse stakeholders and build trust and good working relationships.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with strong attention to detail, an
    ability to present to a range of audiences and to see action through to delivery. 
  • Exceptional managerial skills with an ability to manage a small team with high quality
    outputs across a range of topics.      
  • Excellent organisational skills, including ability to manage own and other’s workload,
    deliver at pace and balancing both immediate term priorities and longer-term goals.
  • Competent in the use of IT applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Pro-active, results driven and comfortable in a small team environment with autonomy. 

Desirable criteria 

  • A post-graduate qualification, such as a Masters Degree in environmental or social science,
    Political, climate change or other related discipline. 
  • Previous experience of working in energy and climate change, particularly carbon capture
    and storage and hydrogen, or in a political environment. 
  • An understanding of UK and EU policy making processes.
  • An understanding of industrial procurement planning and delivery, commercial negotiations,
    and skills and apprenticeship programmes.   

To apply, please send a CV and short covering letter to [email protected] by 17.00
on 17 March 2023. Interviews are planned to take place in
late March 2023 with appointment shortly thereafter. 

We want to create a diverse and inclusive team, so we particularly encourage
applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector. Please let us know if you
require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible.

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