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Reference: 91698

Date Added: 12 February 2024
Closing Date: 29 February 2024

Job Title: UK External Affairs Manager

Working For: The Carbon Capture and Storage Assocation (CCSA)

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

The Carbon Capture Storage Association (CCSA) is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic and politically astute External Affairs Manager to represent the CCSA at the national level. This position will play a pivotal role in shaping and communicating our policies at the most senior political and media levels, managing stakeholder relationships, and forging strategic partnerships to advance the CCUS industry and advocacy.

This is a stretching role for a committed and driven individual with a strong interest and experience in politics and policy in the climate change sector. The postholder will need to be highly flexible to prioritise where their input will add most value in a rapidly changing political landscape, and highly collaborative to work effectively both within the team and across a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

This will be a fascinating year in politics as we move towards a General Election. There are also important local elections in May, European elections, as well as elections in the US and around the world. The CCUS industry is global and many of our members are actively developing projects in the power, industrial, hydrogen, fuels and carbon removals sectors all around the world, yet still see the UK as having one of the most conducive environments for successful CCUS projects and clusters. All eyes are on the signing of the contracts for the first two clusters, due to happen at the end of summer. It is therefore a critical moment for the whole UK industry, with the CCSA needing to both challenge and support government as well as build public support to move the industry forwards.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in public affairs, government relations, or a related role, preferably within the climate change or related energy/ decarbonisation sector. A strong understanding of the UK political environment and legislative process is essential, coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience with the media and the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.

Closing Date: 29 February 2024

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews are planned to take place in early March 2024 with appointment shortly thereafter.

Application Details

To review the full role specification, please visit LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3826843557/

To apply, please send a CV and short covering letter to info@ccsassociation.org with UK External Affairs Manager and your name in the email subject. Interviews are planned to take place in early March 2024 with appointment shortly thereafter. No agencies, thank you.

Website: http://ccsassociation.org

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