We are hiring a Net Zero Researcher!

2020-11-26T09:41:02+00:00 November 26th, 2020|Blog, Onward, Recruitment|

Net Zero Researcher, Onward

Westminster, London 

Onward is looking for an exceptional candidate to join as a Researcher to work on our upcoming Getting to zero research programme, which will bring together a leading cross party group of experts together to explore practical and politically saleable policies to deliver decarbonisation. 

The successful candidate will need at least two years’ experience writing high quality research, preferably in energy and environmental policy, and be able to demonstrate an ability to conduct eye-catching and novel data research in a policy context. They must also be comfortable engaging with and contributing to public policy debates, including through the media, policy events and meetings with MPs and civil servants. 

The successful candidate would be joining Onward at an important time for the organisation and the Net Zero debate ahead of COP26 next year. Having launched two years ago, we have quickly established a reputation for rigorous research that gets traction not only in newspapers but in government policy. We pride ourselves on developing policy ideas that are timely, practical to deliver and politically possible. 

Main responsibilities

  • Conduct high quality research on energy and environmental policy, including both quantitative analysis including R or Stata and written report writing. 
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders at the highest levels of government, the media, industry and among the policy community. 
  • Plan and deliver Onward events, including roundtables, panels, and policy workshops. 
  • Produce regular articles for newspapers, websites and other outlets, in your own name or those of others.

Salary: £25,000-£30,000 p.a. 

Commitment: Full-time. 

Working pattern: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, working mostly from home during the crisis and our Westminster office when safe to do so.

Start Date: January 2021. 

Application details: To apply for this role, please send your CV, a one page cover letter and any relevant published research to [email protected]

Closing Date: 17th December 2020


About Onward

Onward is a not-for-profit campaigning thinktank that exists to renew the centre right by generating new ideas and reaching out to new groups of people. Our team has worked in the highest levels of government and existing think tanks and we have the networks and experience to turn ideas into practical, popular policies that work. We believe in an economy that works for everyone, government that is strong, and a society built on community and a sense of belonging. 

Our advisory board includes leading parliamentarians, business people and former government advisers, including Lord Finkelstein, Tom Tugendhat MP, John Lamont MP, Neil O’Brien MP, Siobhan Baillie MP, Anthony Browne MP, Claire Coutinho MP, Seema Kennedy, Lord O’Shaughnessy, Baroness Rock, Baroness Fall, Craig Elder, James Kanagasooriam, and Nick Faith.