We are seeking a Climate Science Programme Manager to join our Standards team to manage the development of new green definitions and criteria across various sectors for a climate resilient low carbon economy.

Responsibilities & Key Tasks

  • Drive the development of science based green definitions in specified sectors.
    This includes:

    • Chair & coordinate Technical Working Group (TWG) and Industry Working Group (IWG) meetings through which green definitions and Criteria will be discussed and determined.
    • Work with research staff to develop technical documents to facilitate and advance Criteria development, and liaise with communications staff developing materials to engage the finance community to use these Criteria.
    • Manage relationships with key scientific and research partners and assist in developing awareness around climate compatible investment issues
    • Work with bond issuers to develop case studies to test draft green definitions.
  • Provide support to the Head of Standards to shape the future development of the green definitions programme.
  • Support the Certifications team by liaising with bond issuers and verifiers to understand the nature of the assets they wish to be certified, and how the green definitions apply to those assets.
  • Present the Climate Bonds Standard at industry and financial sector events to raise awareness of green definitions, latest climate science, and how these can feed into investment decision making.
  • Develop and support junior Standards team members.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • At least six years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to manage diverse representative groups to achieve consensus
  • Ability to assimilate technical details into simplified outcomes that are scientifically robust and applicable in the finance sector
  • Broad knowledge of climate change, application of mitigation, adaptation and resilience concepts
  • Broad knowledge of potential solutions for a low carbon, climate resilient economy across a variety of sectors
  • Experienced in maintaining and manage a network of professional relationships
  • Ability to manage, coordinate and prioritise across multiple projects and timeframes
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Excellent English writing and oral skills
  • Attention to detail
Job: Climate Science Program Manager
Location: London Bridge
Position: Full time – Permanent
Closing Date: Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis
Salary: £40,000 – £42,000 depending on experience

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