Location              Home working due to Covid19, “normally” London Bridge

Reporting to      Founder and Executive Chair

Start date            ASAP

Term                     Permanent

Carbon Tracker’s vision is a climate-secure global energy system, where capital markets are aligned with the reality of climate change. We are helping to map the transition of the fossil fuel industry to keep global warming within a temperature increase of 1.5˚C and its correspondent carbon emission budget. Our long-term goal is an orderly wind down of fossil fuel production and its unmitigated burning before breaching this budget. We believe that financial markets, regulators, investors and policymakers all have an urgent role to play.  Our analysis of unburnable carbon, stranded assets, and wasted capital has reframed the debate around climate change risk.

We are mission driven trailblazers and we value respect, accountability and efficiency & effectiveness.

Role overview

We are seeking a right-hand Executive & Project Assistant to work closely with our Founder and Executive Chair of our Board. This is a hugely diverse and involved lynchpin role that will provide plenty of scope and opportunity. It is a hybrid role involving EA, business acumen, research and project skillsets.

The Executive & Project Assistant will be heavily involved and trusted across all work and levels. This will involve but not be limited to: strategic projects, brainstorming, researching, preparing presentations, attending conferences, shadowing our Founder; a desire to be confident public speaker representing Carbon Tracker at events.

We believe this role would suit a seasoned business assistant with experience in a similar role and with a passion for fighting climate change.

Role and responsibilities

  • First class organisation of a complex and evolving diary, travel, event and accommodation coordination (when Covid-19 restrictions ease)
  • Draft presentations, speeches and prepare documents.
  • Build and write briefing information packs for meetings with our funders, board and investment professionals
  • Carry out extensive research to draft proposals for example on fossil fuel “IPO disclosures.
  • Build and manage relationships with our key stakeholders and funders.
  • True ‘right hand’ assistant; up to speed and able to represent Founder and to speak on his behalf as liaison both internally and externally.
  • Attend meetings, some travel included for individual. Take notes and shadow our Founder; in time building confidence, knowledge and experience to represent us in key meetings.
  • Research and build on ideas that are generated and create into a form where they can be presented and pitched.
  • Manage upwards and ensure our Founder devotes enough thinking and preparing time for upcoming opportunities. Enable through effective gatekeeping and protecting of diary time.
  • Support on business development activities, planning and tracking of progress and outcomes.
  • Protect CTI ensuring when appropriate the necessary due diligence and compliance processes and checks have taken place.

Required experience and attributes

  • Passion for our mission.
  • Methodical and organised with a high attention to detail.
  • Always one step ahead, mitigating issues and plans every step and detail. Able to multitask and manage priorities. Solutions-orientated.
  • Proactive, will drive our priorities, engagement and mission forward.
  • Highly motivated, a quick learner driven to grow the role and increase responsibilities.
  • Autonomous, understands in detail the work and the priorities and can work independently on delivering and adding value. Ability to problem solve.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office suite.
  • Excellent writing skills, initiating documents and proofreading.
  • Keen researcher, inquisitive, establishes and follows ideas and pathways.
  • Desire to build a network in the climate finance space.
  • Interest in and preferably experience in sustainable finance and investment markets and or climate and ESG areas.


  • GBP £38-£45K dependent on candidate and experience, 7% pension contribution, 25 days holiday including bank holidays with one extra day granted for service, capped at 5; cycle to work scheme; discretionary bonus (funding and company performance dependent).

Applicant information

  • Please email your CV along with a covering letter explaining how you would fit into the team to careers@carbontracker.org and include the OP0008 within the email title.
  • Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
  • Carbon Tracker can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK
  • We strive to ensure that opportunities to work and develop at Carbon Tracker are open to all. We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and all equality characteristics.
  • Carbon Tracker supports flexibility and we welcome career returners.
  • The closing date for applications 30 April 2021
  • Thank you for your interest in Carbon Tracker and good luck!

GDPR Disclaimer

Carbon Tracker will process any data provided in response to this open role for recruitment purposes only. We will hold personal data on candidates in our applicant tracking system which is fully compliant with current GDPR legislation until our open role is filled. We cannot state the exact time period for this because it varies role to role. The period is over when a candidate accepts our job offer and starts in the new role. When that period is over we will delete your data. You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle your data with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) or you can contact us directly if you have any concerns you would like to discuss.