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Programme Officer and Researcher

Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Full Time
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Join us as a Programme Officer and Researcher and help support the work undertaken by our UK Environment programme of work. You will be providing assistance in project management and planning, monitoring and evaluation work, communications, and reporting to funders.

You will also provide legal and policy research capacity and be involved in researching and writing internal briefs as well as contributing to briefings for external audiences on various legal issues related to the UK Government's development and implementation of environmental legislation, access to environmental justice and our activities and strategic interventions on environmental law matters.

Meet your Manager

In this role you will be managed by Kyle Lischak, our Head of UK. Kyle joined ClientEarth in 2021 and is based in the UK. Kyle's work focuses on the environmental rule of law in the UK with a specific focus on sustainable agriculture and fisheries. Prior to joining ClientEarth Kyle worked as Head of Legal for the Met Office, the UK's national meteorological and climate science advisor for over seven years. Before this, Kyle was employed as Principal Solicitor in Natural England where he led on legal advocacy in relation to matters affecting the natural environment. Kyle has also held a variety of other roles in the private and public sector, both in the UK and in the USA.

Main Duties

Assisting the team to develop and implement organisational systems and tools
Assisting with the creation of public-facing content
Compiling documents for distribution
Organising and coordinating logistics for workshops and meetings
Processing purchase requests, travel requests, expenses and invoices
Drafting press releases
Scheduling and administering meetings
Conducting research and preparing memos on environmental policy and legal topics

Role requirements

Basic understanding of contemporary UK environmental issues and the current UK environmental law and policy framework
Experience of responding to competing deadlines and managing multiple priorities
Knowledge of office administrative processes and procedures, including activity planning and reporting, event coordination, purchasing and diary management
Understanding of the UK political landscape (desirable)
Experience working in a not-for-profit organisation and/or legal environment (desirable)

Further Information

Have a question about this job? Please visit our Careers site for advice on applying, FAQs, and more.

Flexible working: Post-covid, our flexible working policy allows our people the choice to decide to work from home in the country where their contract of employment is issued for 80% of their month, with the other 20% of their month being office-based See our Benefits page for more.

ClientEarth values diversity and inclusion and the benefits this brings. We aim to appoint the most suitable candidate at all times and welcome applications from people from all different backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

Please note that ClientEarth is only able to employ those who have the pre-existing legal right to work in the UK.

ClientEarth is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice or legal services to third parties.
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