Policy adviser: political leadership theme

Fixed term 12 month contract


Could you help raise the UK’s domestic ambition ahead of the 2020 climate COP and get the UK on track to net zero?

Climate Change is the most significant challenge in our lifetime. Green Alliance is responding through its project Cutting Carbon Now by advocating for immediate action across the UK to drastically reduce our contribution to climate change.  We are aligning the environment sector to get the Government on track to meeting its climate targets. The UK’s hosting of COP26 is a unique opportunity to bring the sector together and generate new policy commitments from the government. By getting ambitious and effective domestic policies in place, the UK can show global leadership in addressing climate change.

Green Alliance is looking for an outstanding policy adviser to help us devise strategies and contribute to the thinking on substantive decarbonisation issues, as well as deliver our ambitious plans for the COP in November 2020.  You will need to be experienced in desk research and, more importantly, have the ability to network and build relationships with politicians, environmental NGOs, and other stakeholders in order to help secure support for our projects and policy proposals. As well as a genuine interest in climate politics, you will have excellent project planning and delivery skills and be an effective communicator. 

We are an independent think tank and advocate, committed to achieving a greener future in today’s complex political environment. We play a central role in shaping the environment, energy and resource agendas and are known for the clarity of our insights and cross-party influence. Cutting Carbon Now is one of a portfolio of climate and energy projects underway at Green Alliance and draws on our thinking on climate leadership, electric vehicles and retro-fitting housing amongst others, as well as work being undertaken by other organisations.

Policy Adviser Job Pack
Policy Adviser Application Form 

Completed application forms should be sent to

Applications by CV will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 12 November at 10am.

Interviews are expected to take place on 18 November.


If you have any queries about the role or would like to have an informal discussion in confidence, please get in touch with Paul McNamee, head of politics, on 020 7233 7433 or


Green Alliance runs a graduate scheme for the positions of policy assistant and communications assistant every year. See here for graduate testimonies. Applications for the 2020-2021 scheme will open in July 2020.