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COP26 Coordinator

Cambridge Zero, Maxwell Centre, Cambridge UK

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 18th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,914-£49,553
  • REF: AK25738
  • Closes: 03rd March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge’s ambitious new climate change initiative, is seeking a highly motivated and ambitious partnership development and project management professional to work across the University to deliver our engagement programme for COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Summit, taking place in Glasgow between 1 and 12 November 2021.

The University’s COP26 programme seeks to inform the deliberations of policymakers with the latest research and analysis ahead of COP26, showcasing Cambridge solutions and enabling new and impactful projects and collaborations. The role will:

  • Manage the programme, organising and facilitating engagement with academic and non-academic stakeholders from across the University to develop shared goals and ensure coordination of activity.
  • Develop a project plan and schedule, working closely with the Director and Deputy Director of Cambridge Zero to ensure close alignment with Cambridge Zero High Level Objectives.
  • Lead and manage collaborations with academic institutions nationally and internationally to deliver a wide range of activities associated with COP26.
  • Manage the University’s participation in the COP26 Universities Network, helping support the successful delivery of the COP26 Universities Network Climate Exp0 event.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a high profile, pioneering initiative – helping tackle the challenge of creating a zero-carbon future.

The successful candidate will have experience delivering multiple projects to fixed deadlines within a broader programme of activity. They will have excellent communications and relationship skills and the ability to manage multiple partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders. Climate policy expertise is crucial, as is an ability to work independently and proactively, using initiative and problem solving abilities to deliver on high-level objectives.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 3rd March 2021 If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Charlotte Courtney by email on charlotte.courtney@admin.cam.ac.uk

Please note that interviews will take place w/c Monday 8th March 2021.
More information about Cambridge Zero is available from the website: https://www.zero.cam.ac.uk/.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 9 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.

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Application Process

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ section of the advert published on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference AK25738 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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