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We are currently advertising for the following post:

PCAN Policy Fellow

Salary from £45,285 to £52,353 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £58,305 pa inclusive of London allowance
This is a fixed term appointment for 4 years

The Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics is a leading centre for research and training on climate change and the environment. Together with the Universities of Edinburgh and Leeds and Queen’s University Belfast the Institute is running the ESRC-funded Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN). The aim of PCAN is to connect academic research with UK climate change policy and practice at the national and sub-national level.

We are looking for a dynamic policy fellow to join the PCAN team. Based in London, but working closely with PCAN partners in Belfast, Edinburgh and Leeds, the successful candidate will undertake policy analysis on local climate issues, liaise with researchers and engage with stakeholders in the public, private and third sectors. (S)he will work closely with the Grantham policy team and play an active role in the intellectual life at the Grantham Research Institute.

The post-holder will have a PhD or post-graduate degree in a climate policy, environmental policy, public policy, economics, business, finance or a related field, as well as at least 4 years’ experience in conducting practitioner- or policy-oriented analysis on UK climate policy, ideally from local, finance or private sector angle. Excellent analytical, project management and communication skills are essential.

Further information about the Institute and its related centres/programmes can be found at:

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

Interested in applying for this post?

  1. Check out the Pecan web page for more details about the project
  2. Download the ‘How to apply’ document
  3. Download the Job Description
  4. Download the Person Specification
  5. Apply online via the main LSE 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 Ginny Pavey, Institute Manager, at

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 24 March 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.