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Policy and Science Manager for the EU CONSTRAIN project

Do you have an entrepreneurial passion to provide solutions to climate change through evidence-based policy? Do you have experience of delivering complex, multi-partner projects geared towards an impact on international policy? Are you passionate about playing a leading role in the successful delivery of our Horizon 2020 EU funded research to ensure it delivers important benefits for international climate policy?

As the Policy and Science Manager for the Constraining uncertainty of multi-decadal climate projections (CONSTRAIN) project you will be responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of the successful delivery of the research programme, ensuring effective integration across the scientific work packages concentrating on policy impact. CONSTRAIN is an 8€ million programme of research and stakeholder engagement funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 framework programme. Led by the University of Leeds, CONSTRAIN brings together world leading climate scientists to develop improved capability for making multi-decadal projections of climate. The programme will make a major contribution to international scientific assessments led by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and inform climate policy decisions on the European and international stage.

You will work closely with the lead academic, Prof Piers Forster on the strategic leadership of the programme, using your passion and experience to focus the project on the big picture policy needs. You will work closely with the Project Manager to coordinate ~40 researchers distributed among 14 partners across Europe and Israel to ensure the successful delivery of CONSTRAIN activities, outputs, policy engagement and research uptake. 

You will lead the external representation of CONSTRAIN with a wide number of stakeholders, working closely with our project partner, Climate Analytics. If you thrive on the challenges of communication and policy engagement, managing inputs from international partners across complex programmes, and recognising and developing new opportunities to coordinate science to facilitate high impact outputs, this is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference.

You will have proven passion for evidence-based climate policy, experience of policy-engagement, and the ability to understand and communicate technical information to varied audiences. You will also have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective working relationships and an understanding of the challenges in delivering a complex collaborative programme.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Prof Piers Forster, CONSTRAIN Academic Lead

Tel: +44(0) 113 343 6476, email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £40,792 to £48,677 p.a.
Due to funding limitations the post will be appointed at no higher than spine point 37 (£40,792 p.a)
Working Time:  100% - This post is open to flexible working and job share arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 30 June 2023)
Release Date:  Thursday 09 May 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 09 June 2019
Reference:  ENVEE1328
Downloads:  Candidate Brief   Additional Information  

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