We are currently advertising for the following posts at the Institute:

Chair (Professor in Practice), Centre for Economic Transition Expertise (CETEx)
TPI Centre Strategic Outreach Manager

Chair (Professor in Practice), Centre for Economic Transition Expertise (CETEx)

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

Salary is competitive and not less than £80,006 pa inclusive of London allowance (pro rata) and the salary scale can be found on the LSE Website

This is a fixed term appointment until 30 November 2026 and is part time (c. 4-6 days a month – although the Institute is prepared to consider other arrangements for the right candidate)

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (the Institute) is establishing a new specialist sub-centre focused on leveraging, strengthening and amplifying research. The Centre for Economic Transition Expertise (CETEx) will develop well-targeted policy analysis and outputs by convening policymakers and by providing technical support, assistance, and capacity-building. We seek to appoint an established or emerging leader in a field related to the centre’s activities, such as monetary and financial markets and economic and fiscal policy, to lead the centre as the new Chair, who will support the centre in delivering the reforms necessary to deliver sustainable, inclusive, and resilient economies and financial systems across Europe.

The Chair will provide strategic vision and leadership to the centre and act as the public ‘face’ for the centre by leading its engagement and communication strategy. They will develop a strong and cohesive senior leadership team (Executive Director, Research Director, Policy Director) and oversee the centre’s governance, ensuring compliance with regulations and policies, by chairing and/or leading the relationship with the Advisory Board. As the centre’s principal ambassador and advocate, the Chair will ensure that its work is at forefront of global debates and problem-solving the major political and economic issues of our time and enhance the reputation of the centre for international research, academic excellence, and public engagement.

Candidates should have international stature, based on a relevant track record as a leader of policy development and practice, and demonstrable strength of purpose and vision with a track record of devising and delivering innovation, transformation, and change in a complex environment and through successful consensus-building. They will have the ability to attract and recruit top talent, motivate the team, and delegate effectively, as well as a strong commitment to fund-raising and an understanding of what this means in practice. They will have evidence of being self-reflective and aware of his/her own limitations, leading by example and driving the organisation’s performance with an attitude of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and self-improvement. Candidates will have the ability to work across Europe and with an understanding of relevant policy/ political developments across both the EU and UK.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, hybrid working, and excellent training and development opportunities.

We are happy to discuss flexible working requests for this role.

For further information about the post, please see job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to www.berwickpartners.co.uk/91302. Please submit your CV and a cover letter to Berwick Partners.

If you are unable to apply online, please email your application to response.manager@berwickpartners.co.uk

If you have any queries or would like more information in regard to this document, or for an informal, confidential discussion, please contact:
Liam Young, Consultant, Berwick Partners: Liam.Young@berwickpartners.co.uk
Ardiana Hashani, Researcher, Berwick Partners: Ardiana.Hashani@berwickpartners.co.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12th May 2024 (23.59 UK time), with panel interviews via LSE the w/c 10th June 2024. Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

TPI Centre Strategic Outreach Manager

Salary from £50,606 to £58,505 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £65,157 pa inclusive of London allowance. 

This is an open-ended appointment subject to funding, initially funded for 12 months with potential to extend subject to further funding. 

The Transition Pathway Initiative Centre (TPI Centre) is an independent, authoritative source of research and data on the progress of corporate and sovereign entities in transitioning to a low-carbon economy. The TPI Centre is part of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

This is an opportunity to join a vibrant and dynamic community, known for its thought leadership in the area of net-zero transition. Whilst leading on the Centre’s strategic outreach, you will have the opportunity to work in a unique setting bridging rigorous academic research with investor expectations. In this role, you will focus on three pillars: outreach, communications and commercialisation. You will have an opportunity to develop and implement the TPI Centre’s outreach strategy and support engagement with external stakeholders, including asset owners, asset managers, investor networks, corporates and regulators.

This role is to support the TPI Centre and its senior leadership on:

  • Outreach – by developing and implementing the Centre’s outreach plan, including engaging investors, investor networks and other entities through several types of outreach events, adjusted to different audiences.
  • Communications – by developing and implementing a high-quality communication strategy for the TPI Centre and coordinating the Centre’s presence in the digital space, including academic papers, blog posts, webinars, events and TPI methodology related podcasts/videos.
  • Commercialisation – by supporting the development of the Centre’s commercialisation strategy, including by identifying and exploring ways and channels to translate the Centre’s research outputs into commercial offerings. 

Candidates should have a postgraduate degree in environmental economics/finance, environmental/energy policy, corporate sustainability, economics, finance or a related field and with an excellent understanding of sustainable finance and investment. They will also have professional experience in the area of responsible investment and engagement with investors, and in outreach and communications in digital space. In addition, this post requires candidates to have professional experience in managing projects, people and relationships with complex stakeholders and in preparing presentations for high-level stakeholders. Experience in developing and implementing outreach and/or communications strategies and knowledge and professional experience in commercialisation of academic research outputs or climate related data, is desirable.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, hybrid working and excellent training and development opportunities. 

Interested in applying?

  1. Read the how to apply document,
  2. Read the job description 
  3. Read the person specification
  4. Applications must be made online via the LSE jobs website

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email gri.hr@lse.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 28 April 2024 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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