June 2020
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[Met-jobs] Climate Science Advisor (Senior Scientific Officer) in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [Closing date: 28 June]

From "Cook, Jolene (Science & Innovation for Climate & Energy)" <>
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Cc "Raymond, Phil (Science & Innovation for Climate & Energy)" <>, "Webster, Eleanor (Science & Innovation for Climate & Energy)" <>
Date Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:38:22 +0000

The Climate Science Team in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking for a committed specialist to provide scientific analysis and advice on climate change and inventories to support the road to UK net zero and global climate action. The Climate Science Team sits within the Science and Innovation for Climate and Energy (SICE) Directorate and is responsible for providing scientific advice on issues including the climate system, greenhouse gas emissions and pathways, climate risks, bioenergy and geo-engineering in support of BEIS' international and domestic policy.


We currently have a vacancy within our Greenhouse Gas Inventory Workstream for a scientist to oversee and develop improvement and verification programmes for the inventory, a key domestic and international reporting tool. We are a friendly, fun and supportive team, with a focus on personal and professional development, ensuring a good work/life balance.


Job description

The role in the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Workstream will be responsible for driving scientific improvements in the UK’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory to ensure that it remains world leading in monitoring the impact of UK climate policies. The successful candidate will:

  • Build on the existing Greenhouse Gas Inventory Improvement Programme ensuring it continues to address significant uncertainties and evidence gaps and answer key policy questions;
  • Develop the current inventory Verification Programme, including creating a work programme for using earth observations for the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon stocks and greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Lead engagement with the broader government and academic community to develop a portfolio of policy-relevant Earth Observation activities to support delivery of COP26 science and negotiating goals;
  • Provide advice to domestic and international policy teams including on the future role of earth observations in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.


The full job specification and details on the application process can be found on Civil Service Jobs (reference number 54877):


Closing date for applications: 11:55 pm on Sunday 28 June 2020



Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Dr Jolene Cook
Head of Climate Science - International
Tel: +44 (0)300 068 5589

1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET, UK |


Please note that I now work part-time for the COP26 Unit and will usually be based there on Mondays and Thursdays. For UNFCCC/COP26 enquiries, please contact me at For all other climate science enquiries, including regarding the IPCC, please use my BEIS email.


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