The British Embassy , Oslo

The British Embassy, Oslo
Climate Change Officer

Main roles and responsibilities:

  • To lead implementation of the Embassy’s climate change strategy for Norway. This will require you to work closely with our Head of Prosperity, with our Science and Innovation Officer and with economic, political, prosperity, trade and communications colleagues. You role will include policy and project delivery aligned with Embassy objectives that supports the transition to net-zero, resilience & adaptation, clean growth, renewable energy, nature-based solutions, and green finance. You will need to build a network of working level contacts in national and local governments across Norway, in business, civil society and youth groups in support of climate and energy activity.
  • To support Embassy and Whitehall colleagues on energy policy engagement with Norway, both through delivering areas of overlap with the climate change strategy and through ad hoc support for the Head of Prosperity on energy issues. 
  • To work with a network of colleagues in the Nordic Baltic countries on regional climate change initiatives. This will require identification of shared opportunities, co-ordination of activity and management of resources across the network and reporting on progress to London.
  • To support Ministerial and official visits from the UK related to climate and energy events in Norway. This could include organising visit agendas and supporting events as required 
  • To make a positive corporate contribution to Embassy life, supporting other teams when they are under pressure, taking on a crisis role, and participating in Embassy-wide work and events. 

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Fluency both oral and written at a C1 level in English and Norwegian
  • Bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working for an organisation in a relevant field, for example, working for/with national or regional government, a company, international organizations or agencies, or equivalent expertise in climate change particularly in Norway
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work in a team.
  • Able to pass Embassy security clearance vetting

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Experience of working in an international environment;
  • Public/private sector experience; excellent relationship-building skills;
  • Well-developed analytical skills and the ability to clearly communicate them to different audiences.
  • Strong understanding of international climate change policy, with relevant experience including from university or previous professional work experience.
  • Experience of managing diverse and senior level relationships.
  • Knowledge or experience of project management and / or communications work.

Required behaviours  

Seeing the Big Picture, Delivering at Pace, Working Together

Application deadline 20 November 2022

Grade - Executive Officer (EO)

Type of Position - Fixed Term

Working hours per week 35

Duration of Post - 36 months

Norway Location (City) Oslo

British Embassy

Number of vacancies 1

Gross Monthly Salary NOK 48.857

Start Date 2 January 2022

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

This is a full-time fixed-term position, five working days (currently 35 hours net) per week.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check and security clearance and the successful completion of a probationary period.

Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy Oslo are subject to terms and conditions of service in accordance with Norwegian employment law.

The Embassy offers a wide-range of learning and development opportunities. 

Visa/work permit requirements: candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Norway and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.

The British Embassy in Oslo value the skills , competences and experience of all staff, and offer time and support to take advantage of opportunities , which include an entitlement to a minimum of five days L&D a year.

Additional information  

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Kindly be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Moreover, please be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a position. 

* Note Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment indicates Level C1 as Mastery or proficiency Level which comprehends that a person can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. For more information please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your languages skills are going to be assessed.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Country Based Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

Om arbeidsgiveren

The British Embassy in Oslo is part of a world-wide network representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. We are looking for a Climate Change Officer to lead British Embassy work to combat climate change and drive the transition to net-zero in the UK and in Norway.

Thomas Heftyes gate, 8, 0264 Oslo
Konsulent og rådgivning,
Kraft og energi,


Klima forandringer, policy, Kraft og energi, Ambassade, Storbritannia

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