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Head of Industry, Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy


Chatham House is consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading policy institutes. Based in London, with a full-time staff of over 160 - and with a network of 150 associate fellows - we provide rigorous and independent analysis on how to build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world not just for now but for the long term.

Chatham House’s Hoffmann Centre works at the intersection of policy, business and research to accelerate the decoupling of resource use from economic growth. It catalyses new cross-sector, cross-border initiatives; undertakes innovative research and partnerships; and engages key influencers in government, business and academia.

The Hoffmann Centre is seeking a dynamic, experienced leader to deliver the department’s ground-breaking industry research agenda and drive our strategy for current and new partnerships. The ideal candidate will design cutting-edge research projects and ensure their successful implementation. He/she will approach his/her tasks with creativity and entrepreneurial flair aligned with disciplined project management and stakeholder engagement. He/she will have the ability to bring together varied disciplines and sectors to create communities of action around key land-use issues.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.


Principal Responsibilities
  • Shaping the Centre’s industrial agenda and help identify new business models and strategies for low carbon production and processes that contributes to deliver a sustainable resource economy.
  • Designing and delivering innovative research and initiatives on sustainable business models and disruptive technologies that may deliver industrial transformation.
  • Advising the Executive Director on strategic issues on industrial transformation such as development of new research areas and opportunities.

  • Leading the production of major research outputs related to production and consumption systems (reports/frameworks/data base).
  • Publishing articles and/or research papers for the Hoffmann Centre (4-5 publications/year).

Project Management:
  • Leading and developing the Hoffmann Centre partnerships and income generation activities for all research projects related to industrial transformation and sustainable resource economy.
  • Delivering new funding opportunities for the Centre’s and crafting new research projects and grant applications.
  • Establishing and maintaining the Centre’s industry ecosystem (including relationships with experts, academia, businesses, governments and non-for-profit organisations).
  • Maintaining relationships with funders, identifying engagement opportunities and providing special briefings.

Supervision of Staff:
  • Line managing Research Associates and Fellows.
  • Advising the Executive Director on recruitment and resourcing and the long-term goals of the Centre.
  • Representing the Hoffmann Centre externally (funders, media, events) on the industry agenda.

Personal Specification
Essential Qualifications and Experience:
  • Long-term working experience (over 15 years) in the field of industrial transformation
  • A Post graduate degree in a relevant discipline
  • Proven experience in working with high level individuals and major organizations
  • Proven experience in managing the delivery of high-profile outputs and events
  • Proven track record of successful income generation from partnerships and grants in a non-for-profit setting.

  • Ability to use initiative and decision-make effectively under pressure
  • Excellent writing skills demonstrated by publication track record
  • Ability to manage a wide range of tasks and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Excellent presentation and networking skills

This is a full time role of 35 hours per week - Monday to Friday 9.30-5.30pm however flexibility is required

Salary: £57,000- £84,000 dependent on experience

We will continuously look at CVs and interview on an ongoing basis until we find a suitable candidate therefore applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as they can.


Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and Chatham House closure days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance, staff canteen providing complimentary tea and coffee and lunch and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.