Senior Associate, Climate and Sustainability (UK/Europe)

5 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 9YQ

Global Counsel is seeking a Senior Associate to support its global climate and sustainability practice.

Apply for this Role

Global Counsel

Navigating politics, business and policymaking

50 - 75
Role Location UK (South)
Client Facing Occasionally


Global Counsel is seeking a Senior Associate to support its global climate and sustainability practice. The successful candidate will work for a range of international clients, including some of the most prestigious companies and investors in financial services, manufacturing, technology and consumer goods. The role offers exposure to a wide range of high-profile policy and political issues, including emissions trading, circularity, sustainable transport, green cities, sustainable supply chains, and many others.

The role is for anyone living and with the right to work in an EU member state or the UK.

Who we are looking for:-

  • We want people who love to learn about policy, delving into the detail and building their own network of experts they can call on for insight. Curiosity and intellectual energy are vital to this role.
  • We are looking for people who write and speak with precision and flair; if you enjoy editing and restructuring writing, you might be the right fit for us. We also value people who work well with data, who can turn a complex spreadsheet into a visual that aids understanding.
  • We are looking for someone who already has knowledge and expertise in providing strategic and evidence-based advice on energy and sustainability issues. You should have at least 3-5 years of experience from a background in government, international institutions, think tank, consultancy or in-house policy team.

Role and responsibilities:-

  • Support clients to assess the risks and opportunities of evolving climate and sustainability policy and analyse public and political expectations.
  • Support the development and implementation of advocacy and thought-leadership campaigns on climate and sustainability issues for clients.
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients and a wider network of businesses and policymakers at senior levels.
  • Support business development by identifying potential clients, contributing to pitches and campaigns.
  • Lead the development of climate and sustainability events as part of the team's broader marketing campaigns and efforts to contribute to policy debate and discussion.
  • Produce written content and analysis in the form of policy papers, blogs and reports.
  • Act as an active ambassador for Global Counsel at relevant industry and policy events, and invest in developing the skills, expertise and reputation of yourself and others.


  • Knowledge and expertise of climate and sustainability issues.

  • Exemplary writing and research skills, with substantial attention to detail.
  • Project management experience and evidence of having delivered professional work to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills in English.
  • A motivated self-starter who works well independently and as part of a team.
  • Presentation skills, both in person and over digital software like Zoom and MS Teams.
  • Self-awareness and a strong commitment to professional and personal development.
  • Commercial acumen and the ability to make inferences and draw conclusions about how politics and regulations affect businesses.

Essential Skills

Strategic Relationship Management Written Communication Detail focused Project Management Communication Commercial Acumen


  • Competitive salary and benefits including health insurance, pension, and a bonus programme.
  • Access to enviable locations in our London and Brussels offices, and high-quality IT and ergonomic support for remote working.
  • A strong professional development program including a personal training budget.
  • The chance to learn from world-class advisers and political experts in a fast-growing firm.
  • Full time opportunity with flexibility on location across Europe.

GC Img2
GC Img3
GC Img1