Appointment of Thematic Directors

Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a low carbon economy. We address climate change across four priority themes: (i) Urban Transitions, (ii) Sustainable Production Systems, (iii) Metrics, Finance and Decision-making and (iv) Climate Smart Land Use.  We are seeking to appoint Directors of these four thematic areas.
Reporting to the CEO, each Thematic Director owns the strategy, development and implementation of the theme in close coordination with Climate-KIC partners. From an agreed set of priorities, the Directors sets the challenges to be addressed by the theme, defines their degree of maturity and order of priority. As a member of the Executive team each Director will be a credible leader in their thematic area and will be well connected to organisations and stakeholders of the sector(s) with expertise in personnel, budgeting and financial administration and project management experience from major academic and/or industrial undertakings.
For informal enquiries, please e-mail recruitment@climate-kic.org To apply or download further details please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting the relevant reference number:
  • Urban Transitions – reference number 2261;
  • Sustainable Production Systems – reference number 2262;
  • Metrics, Finance and Decision-making – reference number 2263;
  • Climate Smart Land Use – reference number 2283.
Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, and outlining your interest in and vision for the role. The deadline for applications for this post is 09.00 BST on Friday 30th October 2015.
This is a three-year assignment. Remuneration will be consistent for a leadership role in this sector. The appointee can be based at any of the six Co-Location Centres (Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland or UK). Terms and conditions will depend on location. This position is being advertised both internally and externally.
Climate-KIC is an equal opportunities employer and encourage candidate to apply irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.
Climate-KIC is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.