ClimateXChange research is funded in three ways:

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellows (PDRFs) who work in Universities and have individual work plans agreed with the relevant Scottish Government policy division, see our Areas of expertise
  • Dedicated CXC resource through SEFARI – Scotland’s environment, food and agriculture research institutes, which are independent research organisations funded to do applied and strategic research for the Scottish Government’s rural affairs, food and environment portfolio
  • A commissioning budget, used for projects where we do not already have expertise through the above funding streams

PDRF grants, our commissions and vacancies in the secretariat will be advertised on this page.

Secretariat vacancy:

Project & Information Manager (Maternity Cover)

We are looking for a Project and Information Manager in the ClimateXChange Secretariat to cover for a period of maternity leave.

Applicants should have experience of, and enthusiasm for, working at the science policy interface. You should have excellent communication skills, and in particular have experience of writing for a policy audience. A background in climate or energy is highly desirable, as you will lead on energy and climate project portfolios. Excellent relationship management skills are essential. You will be a team player with the ability to understand stakeholder needs and how to meet them swiftly and effectively.

Good organisational skills and experience in project management are essential, and experience specifically in research project management is desirable. You should have drive and determination to deliver, with attention to detail and the ability to work autonomously and prioritise your own work load. You will be responsible for, or be required to oversee, information management in the Secretariat, so experience in information management is essential.

You should have experience in organising and running events, and good facilitation skills. Web skills are highly desirable.

This post is available from 14th May 2018 and is fixed term for 9 months in the first instance, with a possibility of extension to 12 months.

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