Current Openings

  • Operations and Project Officer+

    THE ROLE

    Carbon Gap is an independent carbon dioxide removal (CDR) advocate in Europe, with a large number of policy professionals dedicated exclusively to CDR. Located in our Brussels-based, EU Carbon Removal Policy Centre and selected European capitals, Carbon Gap has established itself as a leading organisation in CDR policy advocacy as well as being a beacon in the scientific research and analysis which underpin our policy positions and interventions.

    Since our launch at COP26 in Glasgow, we have published a series of public assets such as policy papers, thought leadership pieces, policy trackers etc. Our experts have been featured in the mainstream and climate media, and we have been selected on various EU CDR-related expert groups. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of a decades-long mission to make Europe a global carbon removal leader and deliver the capacity necessary to meet Europe’s net zero commitment.

    We are continuing to build out a team of experienced professionals and are looking for individuals early in their career with an interest in both the administrative operations of an organisation as well as helping to deliver projects. If you have the ambition to match our mission and are seeking a platform to scale your personal impact in a high empowerment and high accountability environment, we want to talk to you.

    We are creating a new role for an Operations and Project Officer, working with our leadership team to provide both administrative, and operational support across the organisation. This is a hybrid role which will see you working across projects, finance, HR and fundraising and is a unique opportunity to see many aspects of the running of an organisation in one role. You will also take part in project management which means you will get exposure to our work in CDR and have the opportunity to learn as much as you would like on the subject. It is a hands-on role that will see different challenges daily, but in a structured and prioritised way.

    We will support you in leveraging your experiences and skills to help us bring our CDR mission to life in Brussels, the EU and beyond. Your prior interest in climate, environment or sustainability will quickly make you an invaluable member of the efforts towards the knowledge, policy and ambition gaps that we are on a mission to bridge.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    You will work directly with our leadership team. In this role you will;

    • Have an excellent attention to detail:
    • Support our outsourced financial team by helping to ensure processes are followed and implemented
    • Support our leadership team with HR and other administrative day to day functions including the onboarding of new staff, coordination of holidays, travel and accommodation, planning of retreats and more
    • Be involved with key strategic items such as board meetings, budgets and financial planning
    • Have a keen interest in project management:
    • We will train and support you to become a great project manager supporting our policy and research teams in their day to day work
    • Be responsible for the maintenance and effective use of our planning tools
    • Support our resource planning and effective use of our available resources both internally and externally
    • Be interested in the effective running of an organisation
    • Support the team in drafting and implementation of processes and procedures in the organisation
    • Support managing relationships with external project managers and consultants
    • Be prepared to learn about the compliance and legal aspects of running a charity, assisting with audits, proper record keeping and compliance with UK and EU law
    • Be a great communicator
    • Work with our leadership team on preparing pitch decks, outreach to potential funders and coordination and tracking of our efforts

    YOUR PROFILE

    • You will have a year of working experience, or the equivalent internships. You will have gained your experiences ideally within the context of a charity, NGO or other climate / EU policy organisation.
    • You are committed to climate action. You can demonstrate previous interestand passion for any area of climate, environmental or sustainability communications and action. You don’t need to be an expert in carbon removal, but you do need to understand the climate crisis and have a desire to repair the damage we’ve done to the planet.
    • You have a good understanding of what good project management looks like, even if you lack direct experience. You ideally have interest across many areas as this is not a role for someone who wants to specialise in only one area.
    • You’re comfortable with new material. Diving into a new field, learning new acronyms and concepts don’t scare you. You want to become a master of new ideas and concepts.
    • You make aren’t scared by complicated things. One of the main parts of your role will be problem solving – whether it be a resource conflict, or a last-minute dash to find a printer for an event, you are comfortable with being the person who solves problems.
    • You obsess about the bigger picture. You’re not satisfied unless your work leads to tangible results and always want to know how what you’re doing now serves the long-term goal.

    In your cover letter, short paragraphs on the following areas of emphasis would help us to assess your application better:

    • Why this role is of interest to you?
    • Examples of previous accomplishments– we’d love to see examples of your work
    • Your level of English, and if English is a second language, be able to demonstrate you can achieve at least a C1 level

    WHAT WE OFFER

    • A permanent full-time work contract (40h/week) under Belgium law
    • Competitive salary package, including benefits such as lunch vouchers, pension plan, medical plan and reimbursement of public transport
    • Dynamic and supportive team with amazing colleagues and regular team socials
    • Modern offices situated in the heart of the European district of Brussels
    • Hybrid working regime
    • Opportunities for training and personal development

    Carbon Gap is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to broadening opportunities for groups that are underrepresented in the climate and carbon removal spaces, and to building an inclusive team where people of different backgrounds can thrive. We strongly encourage applications from people who do not see themselves represented in the current climate ecosystem, and if you feel able to do so, please mention this in your covering letter and we will guarantee you an interview.

    You don’t need to meet all the requirements to be considered and we know you might need to grow into the role. If you feel like this is the right role for you, please don’t hesitate to apply.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB

  • Head of Fundraising+

    THE ROLE

    Carbon Gap is an independent carbon dioxide removal (CDR) advocate in Europe, with a large number of policy professionals dedicated exclusively to CDR. Located in our Brussels-based, EU Carbon Removal Policy Centre and selected European capitals, Carbon Gap has established itself as a leading organisation in CDR policy advocacy as well as being a beacon in the scientific research and analysis which underpin our policy positions and interventions.

    Since our launch at COP26 in Glasgow, we have published a series of public assets such as policy papers, thought leadership pieces, policy trackers etc. Our experts have been featured in the mainstream and climate media, and we have been selected on various EU CDR-related expert groups. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of a decades-long mission to make Europe a global carbon removal leader and deliver the capacity necessary to meet Europe’s net zero commitment.

    We are continuing to build out a team of experienced professionals and are looking for an individual with a track record of successfully delivering charitable / NGO funding within the context of an EU or UK entity. If you have the ambition to match our mission and are seeking a platform to scale your personal impact in a high empowerment and high accountability environment, we want to talk to you.

    We are creating a new role for a Head of Fundraising and Grant Management who will be leading our efforts to stabilise core, unrestricted funding as well as building on our ambition with our current programmatic and project funding. You will work together with our senior leadership team to manage all aspects of the fundraising lifecycle from prospecting to pitching as well as managing the relationships and delivering impact-led reporting.

    We will support you in leveraging your experiences and skills to help us bring our CDR mission to life in Brussels, the EU and beyond. Your prior work in climate, environment or sustainability will quickly make you an invaluable member of the fundraising efforts towards the knowledge, policy and ambition gaps that we are on a mission to bridge.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    You will be accountable for leading our fundraising initiatives, as well as becoming a key advisor to the management team. In this role you will;

    • Be our strategic fundraising leader:
    • Ensure that you understand the organisation to be able to leverage fundraising opportunities that complement and build on the work we already do
    • Spearhead our fundraising strategy, employing innovative approaches to identify and secure new funding avenues
    • Expand our funding network by forging and nurturing relationships with philanthropic entities, peer organizations, and other relevant stakeholders across the UK and EU
    • Educate prospective funders and expand the pool of philanthropic funders that are meaningfully engaged on the topic of CDR, both for the benefit of Carbon Gap’s mission and to ensure more funding is available to the wider CDR NGO ecosystem
    • Lead our communication with existing and prospective funders:
    • Develop a variety of publications, pitch decks and other materials to regularly engage with, and pitch to, potential future and existing funders
    • Produce materials of the highest quality which is clear and accessible and represents our brand
    • Develop relationships with partner NGO’s, philanthropists, and other organisations to widen your existing network
    • Provide direction to the communications team to ensure that we broaden our reach to further your outreach and engagement activities through PR, and social media
    • Be an expert advisor to our strategic finances:
    • Develop a deep understanding of our budget and forecasting processes and be an active contributor
    • Actively manage our funding pipeline and prospects and directly contribute that pipeline to our plans for growth within our current strategy as well as contributing to widening that strategy
    • Work collaboratively with our operations team
    • Be a detail-oriented project and workstream manager
    • Work collaboratively with colleagues to encourage high quality outputs and provide constructive feedback
    • Create detailed plans and manage resources in your workstream effectively
    • Build a meaningful network with industry, labour, activist groups, (environmental) NGOs, and other stakeholders to deeply understand the needs of the wider CDR community and galvanise support for carbon removal policy.

    YOUR PROFILE

    • You have a minimum of five years of fundraising in a relevant field. You will have gained your experiences ideally raising funds within the context of philanthropy and you will be able to demonstrate your leadership skills within the context of a small team. You will bring an inclusive style that encourages collaboration as well as being a trusted and autonomous member of the leadership team taking complete ownership of our funding activities.
    • You are committed to climate action. You can demonstrate previous work and passion for any area of climate, environmental or sustainability communications and action. You don’t need to be an expert in carbon removal, but you do need to understand the climate crisis and have a desire to repair the damage we’ve done to the planet.
    • You have a good understanding of the fundraising opportunities available to us, as well as demonstrable experience of delivering funding. You ideally have a great network of media contacts and some tangible ways of showing us how your previous communication strategies have been effective.
    • You’re comfortable with new material. Diving into a new field, learning new acronyms and concepts, and digesting scientific papers don’t scare you. You want to become a master of new ideas and concepts.
    • You make complicated things simple. You have a knack for understanding big, complex issues and distilling them into what your audience needs to know, especially through writing.
    • You obsess about the bigger picture. You’re not satisfied unless your work leads to tangible results and always want to know how what you’re doing now serves the long-term goal.
    • You’re a relationship-builder at heart. You proactively make and maintain genuine connections, always looking for ways to help, and work well with diverse groups of people.

    In your covering letter, please include short paragraphs on the following areas of emphasis to help us better assess your application:

    • Your knowledge of the European and UK funding landscsapes including your previous experience and how this relates to Carbon Gap, how to influence these areas and how you would approach relationship building
    • Examples of funding strategies – we’d love to see examples of your work
    • Your approach to complex topics, your distillation methods, and how you would support your team in communicating clearly to funders, stakeholders and the wider public
    • Your approach to building an effective network of funder and partners and a clearly demonstrable network that you already have in place as well as how you built that network even if it’s not directly related to Carbon Dioxide Removal
    • Your level of English, and if English is a second language, be able to demonstrate you can achieve at least a C1 level

    WHAT WE OFFER

    • A permanent full-time work contract (40h/week) under Belgium law
    • Competitive salary package, including benefits such as lunch vouchers, pension plan, medical plan and reimbursement of public transport
    • Dynamic and supportive team with amazing colleagues and regular team socials
    • Modern offices situated in the heart of the European district of Brussels
    • Hybrid working regime
    • Opportunities for training and personal development

    Carbon Gap is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to broadening opportunities for groups that are underrepresented in the climate and carbon removal spaces, and to building an inclusive team where people of different backgrounds can thrive. We strongly encourage applications from people who do not see themselves represented in the current climate ecosystem. If you feel like this description matches you and are able to do so, please mention it in your covering letter, and we will guarantee you an interview.

    You don’t need to meet all the requirements to be considered and we know you might need to grow into the role. If you feel like this role is the right one for you, please don’t hesitate to apply.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB

  • Director of Policy+

    THE ROLE

    Carbon Gap is an independent carbon dioxide removal (CDR) advocate in Europe, with a large number of policy professionals dedicated exclusively to CDR. Located in our Brussels-based, EU Carbon Removal Policy Centre and selected European capitals, Carbon Gap has established itself as a leading organisation in CDR policy advocacy as well as being a beacon in the scientific research and analysis which underpin our policy positions and interventions.

    Since our launch at COP26 in Glasgow, we have published a series of public assets such as policy papers, thought leadership pieces, policy trackers etc. Our experts have been featured in the mainstream and climate media, and we have been selected on various EU CDR-related expert groups. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of a decades-long mission to make Europe a global carbon removal leader and deliver the capacity necessary to meet Europe’s net zero commitment.

    As we are continuing to build out a team of experienced carbon removal policy professionals and are looking for a leader with a track record of successfully influencing policy development on carbon removal or adjacent policy areas and a relevant network within the Brussels policy ecosystem, to help make our vision of safe, effective and socially responsible carbon removal a reality. If you have the ambition to match our mission and are seeking a platform to scale your personal impact in a high empowerment and high accountability environment, we want to talk to you.

    As a member of the Carbon Gap management team, you will have accountability for our Carbon Dioxide Removal policy work across the EU, EU member states, and other non-EU European countries.

    You will lead an experienced team in the development and execution of policy design and policy advocacy strategies, working collaboratively with Carbon Gap colleagues and carbon removal ecosystem partners, based on established carbon removal system development requirements and policy positions that you will contribute to. You will lead engagement with policymakers and influencers and develop your own expertise and profile in climate and carbon removal policy.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    You will have overall accountability for a themed portfolio of carbon removal policy within a team of peers, working directly with the CEO. You will lead, direct and be accountable for our policy and advocacy strategy by;

    Developing and executing advocacy plans, including:

    • Have a clear strategy for how to reach the right groups of people such as policy makers inside and outside the EU and member state institutions.
    • Develop, expand, and cultivate relationships with EU policymakers, relevant government agencies, and interest groups in order to advance the policy agenda for carbon removal.
    • With the communications team, develop media strategies, PR strategies and social media strategies to both promote and elevate individuals in the organisation to help them be more effective as well as the organisation itself – in other words, you will ensure Carbon Gap are the first call for policy makers to obtain trusted advice

    Design and develop our strategy and policy proposals

    • Bring an expert level of knowledge to lead the formation and design of our policy positions, providing guidance to the team around tactics and strategy in critical areas, such as understanding timing and windows of opportunity, the changing political landscape, and the social acceptability of various policy proposals
    • Mentor and guide the team in policy design and development
    • Have an open mind and be willing to learn, develop and change your own positions based upon your learnings, discussions and research

    Bring a meaningful network of government, industry, labour, activist groups, ENGOs, and other stakeholders who deeply understand policy needs and galvanise support for carbon removal policy and be able to leverage that network to advance our mission.

    Provide support and guidance and excellent working practices for policy analysis:

    • Reading, reviewing, and synthesising scientific and policy research related to carbon removal, and creating a network of experts that you can rely on, as well as developing relationships with our existing network of experts.
    • Supporting in-depth analysis of policy, politics, and industry trends.
    • Working with our communications team on research insights and written output related to carbon removal policy.

    Contribute to developing an internal database of relevant carbon removal policy developments, upcoming decisions, and key decision makers.

    • Developing advocacy strategies for identified policy recommendations.
    • Contribute to the direction of our other discreet projects including:
    • Developing and executing a member state level strategy
    • Thought leadership and mentorship to your senior team on their discreet projects such as our Policy Tracker, and Country Deployment Roadmaps projects

    Be a core member of the management team contributing to overall organisational strategy as well as the effective running of your own department in areas such as supplier and contractor management, team structure, and hiring and staff development.

    YOUR PROFILE

    • You are a demonstrable expert with working knowledge of the European Union including the institutions, process, how to influence these areas and how public policy is generally influenced. You will have worked through several EU political cycles in your career both within those institutions and adjacent in organisations such as NGOs and consultancies.
    • You have experience in climate and energy policy. Experience in climate policy is essential and you should have demonstrable experience in policy design and directly influencing policy.
    • You have written position papers, and helped devise strategy for at least the last five years, and you’ll be able to show us some of your published work.
    • You are committed to climate action. You don’t need to be an expert in carbon removal, but the idea that we can take carbon from the atmosphere, stop climate change, and begin repairing the damage we’ve done to the planet excites you.
    • You’re comfortable with new material. Diving into a new field, learning new acronyms and concepts, and digesting scientific papers doesn’t scare you. You want to become a master of new ideas and concepts.
    • You make complicated things simple. You have a knack for understanding big, complex issues and distilling them into what your audience needs to know, especially through writing.
    • You obsess about the bigger picture. You’re not satisfied unless your work leads to tangible results, and always want to know how what you’re doing now serves the long-term goal.
    • You’re a relationship-builder at heart. You proactively make and maintain genuine. connections, always looking for ways to help, and work well with diverse groups of people.
    • You are a great leader. You will mentor, encourage and develop your team in a collaborative, and thoughtful way.

    In your covering letter, please include short paragraphs on the following areas of emphasis to help us better assess your application:

    • Show and describe how your interventions have helped to shape policy, and describe how you measure the impact of your work.
    • Your approach to complex topics, your distillation methods, and how you would support your team in communicating clearly to policy makers, stakeholders and the wider public.

    WHAT WE OFFER

    • A permanent full-time work contract (40h/week) under Belgium law
    • Competitive salary package, including benefits such as lunch vouchers, pension plan, medical plan and reimbursement of public transport
    • Dynamic and supportive team with amazing colleagues and regular team socials
    • Modern offices situated in the heart of the European district of Brussels
    • Hybrid working regime
    • Opportunities for training and personal development

    Carbon Gap is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to broadening opportunities for groups that are underrepresented in the climate and carbon removal spaces, and to building an inclusive team where people of different backgrounds can thrive. We strongly encourage applications from people who do not see themselves represented in the current climate ecosystem. If you feel like this description matches you and are able to do so, please mention it in your covering letter, and we will guarantee you an interview.

    You don’t need to meet all the requirements to be considered and we know you might need to grow into the role. If you feel like this role is the right one for you, please don’t hesitate to apply.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB

  • Researcher/Senior Researcher+

    THE ROLE

    As Researcher / Senior Researcher, you will join the Chief Science and Advocacy Officer to generate and refine impactful, actionable research and build Carbon Gap’s world-leading expertise in the emerging field of carbon removal, while supporting the advocacy work needed to bridge the knowledge, policy, and ambition gaps on CDR. You’ll work daily with established and respected experts in the field and have frequent exposure to other leaders across government, industry, and academia. Our research aims to be practicable and actionable for policymakers; your findings and ideas will directly feed into EU and country-level policy decision making, and you should be excited and comfortable with the prospect of communicating those findings and insights both in writing and in stakeholder meetings.

    You’ll be deeply immersed from Day 1 in a high-impact, collaborative climate policy NGO, involved in the full spectrum of Carbon Gap’s work across research, policy advocacy, and communication. The role will include research, analysis, writing, strategy, and project coordination. Typical days could see you researching EU carbon farming certification standards or benchmarking the energy efficiency of a variety of DAC techniques, co-creating projects to drive more effective corporate climate action, preparing for meetings with policymakers and subject matter experts, and managing and tracking progress on various research projects.

    This is an ideal role for a candidate with a scientific, engineering, or highly analytical background with a significant focus on climate, environment, and policy issues. Note that we are not solely interested in physical science backgrounds – candidates with backgrounds in social sciences, including those prepared to focus on the social and ethical dimensions of carbon removal, are particularly encouraged to apply. Carbon Gap is a perfect platform for you to grow professionally, building a wide network across the carbon removal and climate fields and be prepared for both business and policy-oriented career opportunities.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Conduct dynamic and rigorous applied research across a diverse range of topics related to climate policy, with a particular focus on the physical, social, and economic implications of carbon removal. Examples of responsibilities include but are not limited to:
      • Analyse and compare established and nascent CDR methods, for example across, resource requirements, and monitoring, reporting and verification methods
      • Write, edit, and contribute to outward-facing policy reports, briefs, and papers, as well as op-eds, social media and blog posts
      • Answer time-sensitive research questions with a bearing on live advocacy needs
      • Interview stakeholders remotely or in the field to generate insights
    • Translate complex research findings into compelling policy recommendations and succinct advocacy messages targeted at decision-makers and stakeholders.
    • Collaborate closely with team members, including policy, advocacy, and communications-focused colleagues, to co-create research questions and projects that maximise our impact.
    • Collaborate with Carbon Gap’s internal research team to develop, manage, and deliver actionable research projects
    • Stay abreast of the latest developments and trends in climate science, policy, and advocacy, and integrate this knowledge into ongoing research and advocacy initiatives.
    • Engage in collaborative projects and initiatives with external partners, including government agencies, NGOs, and academic institutions.

    Requirements

    • Experience in a relevant field of research in the physical or social sciences, such as environmental studies, physics, political science, etc. Candidates both with and without advanced degrees are encouraged to apply, providing evidence of high-caliber research products. Relevant experience could include working in government agencies, NGOs, as a researcher within a lab or university, or in a relevant startup or non-profit
    • Proven track record of conducting high-quality research, with a focus on climate change and related policy issues.
    • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to tackle diverse research questions and distill complex findings into actionable policy recommendations. Examples include quantitative data manipulation and analysis in Excel, R, or comparable software, and/or experience with data visualisation tools.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to articulate policy asks persuasively to diverse audiences, including decision-makers and the public.
    • Genuine passion for climate change mitigation and a commitment to advancing climate justice.
    • Deep experience or academic training in one or more subfields within climate, such as climate policy or climate justice frameworks, is highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment, fostering creativity and innovation. Ability to perform and thrive in a fast-changing environment.
    • Familiarity with carbon removal methods and European climate policy is a plus.

    YOUR PROFILE

    • You’re committed to climate action. You don’t need to be an expert in carbon removal, but the idea that we can take carbon from the atmosphere, stop climate change, and begin repairing the damage we’ve done to the planet excites you.
    • You have some academic/engineering background, in the natural sciences, social sciences, economics, data science, climate policy, or another relevant field. You are familiar with climate science.
    • You’re comfortable with new material. Diving into a new field, learning new acronyms and concepts, and digesting technical content including laws and policies or scientific papers doesn’t scare you. You want to become a master of new ideas and concepts.
    • You get right to the point. Faced with a lot of information, you’re great at figuring out what’s most important, synthesising it into findings and recommendations, and going from there.
    • You love solving new challenges. You’re not afraid to work your way through a new problem, and you’re energized by the idea of finding a solution. You’re the first to volunteer when something unexpected needs to be done.
    • You excel on a small team and are happy playing different roles. Your flexibility lets you move between different projects and switch contexts smoothly.

    WHAT WE OFFER

    • A fixed term, one year, full-time work contract (40h/week) in Belgium or the UK.
    • Competitive salary package, including benefits such as lunch vouchers, pension plan and medical plan.
    • Dynamic and supportive team with amazing colleagues and regular team socials.
    • Modern offices situated in the heart of the European district of Brussels, and in the heart of East London.
    • Hybrid working regime.
    • Opportunities for training and personal development.

    Carbon Gap is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to broadening opportunities for groups that are underrepresented in the climate and carbon removal spaces, and to building an inclusive team where people of different backgrounds can thrive. We strongly encourage applications from people who do not see themselves represented in the current climate ecosystem. If you feel like this description matches you and are able to do so, please mention it in your covering letter, and we will guarantee you an interview.

    You don’t need to meet all the requirements to be considered and we know you might need to grow into the role. If you feel like this role is the right one for you, please don’t hesitate to apply.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB

  • Grant Manager+

    THE ROLE

    Carbon Gap is an independent carbon dioxide removal (CDR) advocate in Europe, with a large number of policy professionals dedicated exclusively to CDR. Located in our Brussels-based, EU Carbon Removal Policy Centre and selected European capitals, Carbon Gap has established itself as a leading organisation in CDR policy advocacy as well as being a beacon in the scientific research and analysis which underpin our policy positions and interventions.

    Since our launch at COP26 in Glasgow, we have published a series of public assets such as policy papers, thought leadership pieces, policy trackers etc. Our experts have been featured in the mainstream and climate media, and we have been selected on various EU CDR-related expert groups. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of a decades-long mission to make Europe a global carbon removal leader and deliver the capacity necessary to meet Europe’s net zero commitment.

    We are continuing to build out a team of experienced professionals and are looking for an individual with a track record of successfully delivering charitable / NGO funding within the context of an EU or UK entity. If you have the ambition to match our mission and are seeking a platform to scale your personal impact in a high empowerment and high accountability environment, we want to talk to you.

    We are creating a new role for a Grant Manager who will be helping our efforts to stabilise core, unrestricted funding as well as building on our ambition with our current programmatic and project funding. You will work together with our senior leadership team to manage all aspects of the fundraising lifecycle from prospecting to pitching as well as managing the relationships and delivering impact-led reporting.

    We will support you in leveraging your experiences and skills to help us bring our CDR mission to life in Brussels, the EU and beyond. Your prior work in climate, environment or sustainability will quickly make you an invaluable member of the fundraising efforts towards the knowledge, policy and ambition gaps that we are on a mission to bridge.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    You will be responsible for leading our fundraising initiatives, as well as becoming an advisor to the management team. In this role you will:

    Be our leading relationship builder with new and existing funders:

    • Ensure that you understand the organisation to be able to leverage fundraising opportunities that complement and build on the work we already do
    • Expand our funding network by forging and nurturing relationships with philanthropic entities, peer organizations, and other relevant stakeholders across the UK and EU

    Lead our communication with existing and prospective funders:

    • Develop a variety of publications, pitch decks and other materials to regularly engage with, and pitch to, potential future and existing funders
    • Produce materials of the highest quality which is clear and accessible and represents our brand
    • Develop relationships with partner NGO’s, philanthropists, and other organisations to widen your existing network
    • Provide direction to the communications team to ensure that we broaden our reach to further your outreach and engagement activities through PR, and social media

    Be a detail-oriented project and workstream manager

    • Work collaboratively with colleagues to encourage high quality outputs and provide constructive feedback
    • Create detailed plans and manage resources in your workstream effectively
    • Have a keen attention to detail when creating pitch decks, presentations and other literature

    Build a meaningful network with industry, labour, activist groups, (environmental) NGOs, and other stakeholders to deeply understand the needs of the wider CDR community and galvanise support for carbon removal policy.

    YOUR PROFILE

    • You have a minimum of two years of fundraising in a relevant field. You will have gained your experiences ideally raising funds within the context of philanthropy.
    • You are committed to climate action. You can demonstrate previous work and passion for any area of climate, environmental or sustainability communications and action. You don’t need to be an expert in carbon removal, but you do need to understand the climate crisis and have a desire to repair the damage we’ve done to the planet.
    • You have a good understanding of the fundraising opportunities available to us, as well as demonstrable experience of delivering funding. You ideally have a great network of media contacts and some tangible ways of showing us how your previous communication strategies have been effective.
    • You’re comfortable with new material. Diving into a new field, learning new acronyms and concepts, and digesting scientific papers don’t scare you. You want to become a master of new ideas and concepts.
    • You make complicated things simple. You have a knack for understanding big, complex issues and distilling them into what your audience needs to know, especially through writing.
    • You obsess about the bigger picture. You’re not satisfied unless your work leads to tangible results and always want to know how what you’re doing now serves the long-term goal.
    • You’re a relationship-builder at heart. You proactively make and maintain genuine connections, always looking for ways to help, and work well with diverse groups of people.

    In your covering letter, please include short paragraphs on the following areas of emphasis to help us better assess your application:

    • Your knowledge of the European and UK funding landscsapes including your previous experience and how this relates to Carbon Gap, how to influence these areas and how you would approach relationship building.
    • Examples of funding work – we’d love to see examples of your work.
    • Your approach to complex topics, your distillation methods, and how you would support your team in communicating clearly to funders, stakeholders and the wider public.
    • Your approach to building an effective network of funder and partners and a clearly demonstrable network that you already have in place as well as how you built that network even if it’s not directly related to Carbon Dioxide Removal.
    • Your level of English, and if English is a second language, be able to demonstrate you can achieve at least a C1 level.

    WHAT WE OFFER

    • A permanent full-time work contract (40h/week) under Belgium law.
    • Competitive salary package, including benefits such as lunch vouchers, pension plan, medical plan and reimbursement of public transport.
    • Dynamic and supportive team with amazing colleagues and regular team socials.
    • Modern offices situated in the heart of the European district of Brussels.
    • Hybrid working regime.
    • Opportunities for training and personal development.

    APPLY FOR THIS JOB

We take our team’s well-being seriously.

We offer:

A market-leading compensation and benefits package, bridging the pay gap been non-profit and for-profit roles

A commitment to work/life balance, with generous holidays and the expectation that you fully disconnect while taking them

Lots of flexibility within a hybrid working arrangement, with regular retreats to come together as a team

Support for your professional development as part of the Carbon Gap community, with opportunities to lead projects, publish content, learn from leading experts, and take part in conferences and events.

About you

You’re committed to climate action

You don’t need to be an expert in carbon removal, but the idea that we can take carbon from the atmosphere, stop climate change, and begin repairing the damage we’ve done to the planet excites you.

You’re comfortable with new material

Diving into a new field, learning new acronyms and concepts, and digesting academic papers doesn’t scare you. You want to become a master of new ideas and concepts.

You make complicated things simple

You have a knack for understanding big, complex issues and distilling them into what your audience needs to know, especially through writing.

Our values

Put the planet first

We’re doing this because it’s what we need to do to keep a safe climate. We won’t be influenced by special interests and short-term concerns.

Exercise humility

What’s important is that the work gets done, not that we look good doing it.

Collaborate urgently

The world is running out of time, and we need to work well together, both inside and outside our team.

Follow the science

We are non-partisan, independent, and unbiased; we work on carbon removal because it’s what the science tells us is necessary.

Listen to everyone

The best ideas come from diverse teams listening to diverse voices.