Carbon Capture and Storage Association
Climate Change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and the ability to capture,
transport and store or utilise carbon dioxide will be crucial to ensure a sustainable,
competitive and equitable transition to a low-carbon economy.
The CCSA is seeking a highly motivated Policy Officer to lead the CCSA’s CCUS supply chain and
skills work programme, as well as support the wider policy, regulation, and engagement
activities of the Association at this very exciting time in the development of the carbon
capture and storage and hydrogen industries.
Who we are
The CCSA is the trade association representing over 100 organisations accelerating the
commercial deployment Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (or CCUS) through advocacy and
collaboration. Our ambition is to see Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) developed
and deployed at the pace and scale necessary to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and deliver
sustainable growth across regions and nations.
We represent a wide variety of organisations with an interest in the development and deployment
of CCUS across many applications to decarbonise heavy industries, power and hydrogen
production, and remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. The CCSA team works across
two offices, with staff based in London and Brussels.
Through its Brussels office the CCSA also coordinates, the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) and
the CCS and CCU platform for Research and Innovation (IWG9). Both programmes support the
coordination and collaboration of a wide range of stakeholders, including EU institutions,
national governments, industry, researchers and civil society.
You will play a critical role in delivering the CCSA’s Supply Chain Development Strategy,
engaging with members, senior Government officials, the CCUS Council and major stakeholders. In
addition, you will develop CCSA reports, briefing notes, consultation responses and coordinate
member groups. The role requires building and maintaining a network of CCUS and hydrogen
professionals and representing the interests of the Association at external events.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience of regulation and policy activities within the
energy or environmental sectors, a keen interest in addressing climate change, and a
demonstrable understanding of the skills and procurement landscape. You will also support the
CCSA’s communication and engagement activities by developing content for the CCSA event
programme, including webinars and the CCSA annual conference.
This role will contribute significantly to the CCSA’s stakeholder engagement programme, with a
particular focus on developing and engaging regional industry stakeholders. This includes
partnering with other supply chain organisations to deliver tailored events to engage the CCUS
- A relevant undergraduate degree in an area such as engineering, geoscience, or
- An understanding of CCUS and hydrogen technologies and their importance in tackling climate
- Experience in developing policy and influencing government decision-making, preferably in
relation to the supply chain and skills agenda.
- Strong influencing skills and a collaborative approach with an ability to work with a range
of diverse stakeholders and build trust and good working relationships.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills with strong attention to detail and an
ability to see action through to delivery.
- Exceptional organisational skills, including ability to manage own workload, deliver at
pace and balancing both immediate term priorities and longer-term goals.
- Competent in the use of IT applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Pro-active, results driven and comfortable in a small team environment with autonomy.
- A post-graduate qualification, such as a Masters Degree in environmental or social science,
political, climate change or other related discipline.
- Previous experience of working in energy and climate change, supply chain procurement, or
in a political environment.
- An understanding of UK and EU policy making processes.
- An understanding of industrial procurement planning and delivery, commercial negotiations,
and skills and apprenticeship programmes
Closing Date: 20 January 2023
To apply, please send a CV and short covering letter to [email protected]
by 5pm 20th January 2023. Interviews are planned to take place in late
Jan/early February 2023 with appointment shortly thereafter.
We want to create a diverse and inclusive team, so we particularly encourage
applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector. Please let us know if you
require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible.
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