The British Embassy in Washington, DC is looking for a dynamic and capable Policy Advisor to join the Energy & Environment Team in the Global and Economic Policy Group (GEPG). The Team provides strategic advice to the UK government across the full range of US energy and environmental issues, and works to increase UK-US collaboration on these topics. We support UK domestic and international objectives by promoting energy security and the transition to a low-carbon global economy.
The Policy Advisor, Energy & Environment will join GEPG, one of the most varied and fast-paced departments in the Embassy. The Group is responsible for the UK government’s work in the US on economic, financial and social policy; trade and business issues; energy and environmental security; transport, science, innovation and research. The job holder will work closely with other Embassy teams, the political team and our network of Consulates around the US. The Policy Advisor will work particularly closely with the Department for International Trade team to promote UK commercial objectives.
The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of US energy and climate policy, both at the state and federal levels, and at least some knowledge of UK policies and government structures. S/he will be a credible interlocutor with contacts in the US, specifically business and investors, state and local government, and non-governmental organizations. The Policy Advisor will proactively develop ideas and strategies to foster UK-US collaboration on energy and environment issues. The successful candidate will report to the Senior Policy Advisor, Energy & Environment, and be part of a five-member team with colleagues in Houston and San Francisco.
The Embassy may only employ for this position, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.gov.uk/government/world/usa. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.
*A visas or NATO visas with EAD cards are acceptable at the Embassy, Consulates, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas.
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