View Vacancy – Policy Advisor, Energy and Climate (Houston)

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  • Houston
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

British Consulate General

The British Authorities is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We worth distinction, promote equality and problem discrimination, enhancing our organisational functionality. We welcome and encourage functions from folks of all backgrounds. We don’t discriminate on the idea of incapacity, race, color, ethnicity, gender identification, faith, sexual orientation, age, veteran standing or different class protected by regulation. We promote family-friendly versatile working alternatives, the place operational and safety wants enable.

International, Commonwealth and Improvement Workplace (Coverage & Political roles)

World Points Group

The British Authorities is in search of an Power and Local weather Coverage Advisor Local weather Change Coverage Advisor in our Houston Consulate. The job holder shall be a member of the Power & Local weather Coverage Group, led from the Embassy in DC, primarily based within the Consulate in Houston, with colleagues all through the US community. The jobholder will work throughout the total vary of power, local weather and environmental points that the staff handles.  They may present recommendation to UK Authorities departments on US developments in power and local weather coverage and promote UK-US engagement round power safety and the transition to a low-carbon world economic system. The Coverage Advisor will present coverage recommendation and steering to the Consul Basic and can characterize the UK Authorities in conferences and outward-facing occasions.  The function may even be liable for managing visits from UK stakeholders to the area.

The profitable candidate shall be a self-starter, and shall be required to proactively develop concepts and techniques to foster UK-US collaboration on environmental, power and local weather priorities. They are going to be a strategic thinker and utilise and construct on their understanding of US environmental, power and local weather coverage, each on the federal and subnational ranges.  They are going to be a reputable interlocutor with contacts within the US, particularly senior leaders in main power firms, buyers, state and native authorities, and non-governmental organisations. They may even be proactive in increasing their contacts and interactions with related interlocutors. They may even have a confirmed track-record in working collaboratively in a team-setting. 

The US Community provides a novel profession enhancing alternative and is dedicated to supporting its workers by means of quite a lot of advantages together with beneficiant go away, medical health insurance packages and a extremely aggressive 401k programme. It embraces hybrid working, permitting flexibility to work at home when required.  We’re a corporation that additionally recognises the important worth of teamwork and we embrace and endorse collaboration by making certain that each one workers attend the workplace flexibly but frequently.  

On this function you’d be working in a various worldwide atmosphere side-by-side with UK diplomats, armed forces personnel and different country-based workers working throughout the British Authorities’s community of Consulates and Authorities Places of work in the USA. This community supplies a platform for about 30 Authorities departments and businesses to conduct their work in the USA and is made up of over 900 workers with a wealthy and various background, ability units, and experiences.

The jobholder studies to the Senior Coverage Advisor, Local weather and Power, in Washington DC.  They work carefully with the Consul Basic in Houston and a variety of Embassy groups and with different places of work within the US Community. The job holder could have to journey numerous occasions a 12 months throughout the area, and doubtlessly go to the UK roughly as soon as per 12 months.

Roles and duties:

  • Monitor and analyse US home environmental, power, local weather change, and low-carbon insurance policies and initiatives, with a specific deal with subnational actors in Southern States and the Federal Authorities
  • Act because the Group Lead on 2-3 precedence power sectors and themes
  • Present common high-quality reporting (written and oral) on US developments to tell UK coverage and contribute proactively to coverage discussions, together with advising on native sensitivities and priorities, and briefing for ministers and senior officers
  • Design and ship tasks and occasions to help nearer UK-US collaboration on clear power and low-carbon developments
  • Advocate British pursuits with a variety of key US interlocutors to advertise UK priorities and coverage pursuits 
  • Take accountability for structuring and delivering visits to the US by UK ministers and senior officers
  • Proactively develop and preserve efficient and strategic relationships inside main power firms, state and native governments, and non-governmental stakeholders to help the entire above duties and duties
  • Horizon scanning to determine long run power traits throughout the southern US patch, working carefully with power colleagues main on Enterprise and Academia engagement to advise Whitehall on long run traits
  • Work carefully with colleagues all through the US community of Consulates and UK Authorities Places of work to offer clear route that allows others to watch atmosphere, power and local weather points, in addition to ship related tasks

Sources managed (workers and expenditure):

This function doesn’t contain direct line administration however does require the power to develop and lead digital groups in an effort to ship your coverage priorities. Relying on the native priorities, this function might be liable for implementing local weather and power tasks the place you’ll be liable for supply together with monitoring spend.

  • Earlier skilled expertise, ideally specializing in worldwide and/or US local weather/power/environmental coverage
  • Should be capable of characterize the UK at exterior conferences, and win the arrogance of senior stakeholders, together with US and UK officers and businesspeople. 
  • Will need to have an understanding of the necessities of various audiences (Ministers, UK Parliament/US congress, media, UK or overseas officers, and so forth.) and a capability to flex your fashion appropriately. 
  • Will need to have wonderful written and verbal communication abilities, together with the power to elucidate complicated points to various audiences.
  • Will need to have the capability to ship persistently prime quality work and take note of element even when delivering to tight deadlines.

Language necessities: 

Language: English
Stage of language required: Fluent

Below US State Division necessities, the UK Authorities within the US could solely make use of, as non-diplomatic workers, individuals who’re US residents, US Everlasting Residents or A visa holders with EAD playing cards*. If you happen to maintain a visa apart from an A visa you aren’t at the moment eligible to work at our workplace. Please check with our web site for data on exceptions to this coverage at All chosen candidates are topic to background checks and would require a safety clearance previous to beginning work.

*A visas are acceptable on the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defence Workers (BDS) outposts settle for A or NATO visas  

  • A background in power coverage and demonstrated data of local weather/environmental science
  • Expertise in undertaking administration and supply 
  • Curiosity in or data of UK coverage strengths and priorities
  • Occasions administration expertise

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Please observe: The British Embassy and its US Community is dedicated to all worker’s ongoing studying and improvement wants. We provide a complete platform for personalised studying for every little thing from tender ability improvement (speaking with influence, dealing with tough conversations, time administration) to extra technical or skilled abilities obligatory to finish your job (software program coaching, formal {qualifications} and so forth.). 

Working patterns:

This function is full time (approx. 40 hours per week) and should require often working longer hours and/or working outdoors of core workplace hours. There is a chance for a versatile working sample. 

The US Community embraces hybrid working, permitting flexibility to work at home when required.  We’re a corporation that additionally recognises the important worth of staff work and we embrace and endorse collaboration by making certain that each one workers attend the workplace flexibly but frequently.  

 Appointable candidates who have been unsuccessful could also be positioned on a ‘reserve listing’.  If throughout the reserve interval of 6-12 months the identical or a largely related function turns into obtainable, that function could also be supplied to the second or subsequent candidate.

Workers who aren’t liable to pay native revenue tax on their Mission wage, eg some non-local nationwide workers and a few spouses or companions of UK diplomatic workers, may have their salaries abated by an equal quantity.

Inside candidates should inform their supervisor earlier than they apply to a special place.

Solely profitable candidates shall be contacted. Please no cellphone calls. As a result of excessive quantity of resumes we obtain, we can’t assure consideration of your software if the submission directions aren’t correctly adopted.

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