Researcher, Climate Council of Australia – Melbourne

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The Climate Council of Australia is seeking a talented, motivated and experienced Researcher with an understanding of climate and energy policy.
Employer: Climate Council
Work Type/s: Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Environment & Sustainability, Policy & Research
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 30 May, 2017.
Applications close: 30 June, 2017.

The Climate Council of Australia is seeking a talented, motivated and experienced Researcher with an understanding of climate and energy policy.

The Researcher’s primary purpose will be supporting the Climate Council’s research team by producing high quality internal and external publications and advice, with a strong focus on climate change solutions such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.

The Researcher will be working with Australia’s premier team of energy experts, scientists and policy specialists. The Climate Council’s research team is prolific and impactful having produced over 70 reports in just three years. The team’s work is very high profile and high impact with research completed reaching millions of Australians through the media and online.

In this role, the Researcher will work closely with Climate Council experts to produce reports that are influential and powerful. If you are passionate about making a difference, want to grow your skills and experience, and work with a team of leading experts, this role is for you.

Key selection criteria

1. Written and verbal communication skills

You are an excellent writer with a flair for communicating complex issues in clear, plain English. You are confident writing for a range of purposes given that this role includes writing reports, fact sheets, web articles, social media, speeches, submissions, as well as providing verbal briefings.

You can present your ideas clearly and accurately. The Researcher works closely with our media and community teams, CEO and Councillors, providing advice, as well as preparing information for Climate Council supporters and the public.

2. Research skills 

You have demonstrated experience in:

  • Identifying and analysing relevant, accurate information and data, conducting literature reviews, and summarising key themes and concepts.
  • Translating research or information into factual, engaging content accessible to a general audience.
  • Staying up to date with relevant scientific, policy and political developments.
  • Working quickly and efficiently to a high standard.

3. Initiative and resourcefulness

You are a proactive problem solver with a record for identifying challenges and finding opportunities. You are comfortable with taking ownership of work and following through with tasks without being asked.

4. Passion and drive

You are a high performer with a passion to succeed in everything you do. You are driven and looking for the next step up in your career to grow and learn.

You are passionate about making a difference and care about the big issues in our society.

5. Qualifications

You have a bachelor or higher degree in a relevant field, such as science, engineering, economics, planning, arts or law, or, alternatively, demonstrated experience.

6. Highly regarded

Specific climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency or fossil fuels knowledge or experience.

You will work with a small team based in Melbourne (Sydney negotiable), as well as a high performing team across Australia.

How to apply for this job

Please email your resume, cover letter and brief response to the key selection criteria to, using the subject line: Researcher application via Carbon Pulse.

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