EU Director

Deadline: 10th March 2019

The CCSA is recruiting for an EU Director as part of its plans to open a Brussels office.

See below full job description.


Job title: EU Director

The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) supports the development of CCS and CCU technologies to reduce CO2 emissions and support the transition to a low-carbon economy. The CCSA currently has around 35 members drawn from a wide range of sectors and organisations which support the widespread deployment of CCS and CCU technologies.

The CCSA also supports, under the EC Horizon 2020 programme, the Technology and Innovation Platform for CCS and CCU (ZEP) and will shortly be leading the consortium that will support the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) group with responsibility for CCS and CCU. These programmes support the coordination and collaboration of a wide range of stakeholders, including EU institutions, national governments, industry, researchers and civil society towards the shared objective of advancing CCS and CCU technologies.             

This is an exciting time for CCS and CCU as there is increasing recognition of the important role for these technologies. In response, the CCSA wishes to open a Brussels office to lead on its EU-focussed activities. The EU Director will be primarily responsible for leading the Brussels office and supporting the ZEP and SET-Plan activities.

Main responsibilities:  

  1. Define with the Chief Executive and key stakeholders the EU strategy and work programme of the association.
  2. Coordinate stakeholder activities and deliver the key outputs including; development and production of reports and papers, organising and hosting of meetings, etc.
  3. Build and maintain a strong and broad network of organisations and individuals that are active in the relevant policy areas including, climate, industry and energy.     
  4. Represent CCS and CCU technologies to relevant bodies, including EU institutions, national governments, industry, researchers, civil society, etc.
  5. Monitor and understand policy, regulatory and technical developments that potentially impact CCS and CCU. Ensure the timely and effective communication of developments to the relevant stakeholders.
  6. Prepare and manage budgets and accounts in conjunction with the Chief Executive.  Ensure that all contractual obligations are delivered.
  7. Manage members of staff working on EU activities. Maintain a strong and cooperative relationship with staff working in the London office.

Person specification:

The person required for this role will be expected to demonstrate some or all of the following qualifications, attributes and experience:

  • Education to degree level in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of 3/5 years professional experience.
  • Good knowledge of EU energy, industrial and environmental policy areas.
  • Experience in EU policy development.
  • Good understanding of the principles of CCS and CCU and its potential role to reduce CO2 emissions across the economy.
  • Personable with the ability to form positive relationships with a range stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Fluent in English and preferably in a second European language.
  • Experience of formulating and being responsible for the delivery of work programmes
  • High level of self motivation
  • Willingness to travel frequently within Europe

The position will be based in Brussels.

If you are interested in applying for this position then please send a covering letter with your CV to

Applications close Sunday 10th March 2019.

The intention is to hold interviews the week commencing 18th March.  


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