Return to jobs Return to jobs

Research Manager, Climate and Health Field Development

Wellcome Trust


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the fight against global health challenges with Wellcome's Climate & Health team and make a real-world impact


icon Salary


icon Location

London, UK - Hybrid

icon Nomad Friendly?

Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- London United Kingdom

icon Expires

Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: Wellcome is a philanthropic organization dedicated to improving global health by investing in science, leading policy initiatives, and forging partnerships. With plans to invest £16bn over the next decade, Wellcome is tackling mental health, infectious diseases, and climate-related health issues. This is an exciting time to join an institution that is at the forefront of significant, world-changing health solutions.

  • Role Summary:
    • Support the delivery of the Climate & Health programme, aligning with strategic objectives.
    • Join a dedicated team in driving research, translation, and engagement activities.
    • Assist in convening stakeholders, managing funding calls, drafting reports, and sharing insights.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Expertise in a specialist area of climate and health science.
    • Experience working with diverse researchers and stakeholders.
    • Conducting or evaluating research is beneficial, though a PhD is not mandatory.
    • Experience in international contexts, especially in low-or-middle income countries in Asia, is advantageous.
    • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Benefits:
    • Flexible working environment with hybrid office/remote setup.
    • Current schedule includes 2 days a week in the Euston Road office, transitioning to 3 days from September 2024.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Submit your CV and complete the short application form, ensuring all sections are filled out.
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • Interview dates are scheduled for May 9th and 10th.

Wellcome is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships. We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate.

The role entails contributing to the delivery of the Climate & Health programme ensuring strategic objectives are met. This role is part of the Climate & Health team, which will deliver an ambitious portfolio of research, translation and engagement activity. This role will support the team to convene, fund and share learning in-line with the Climate & Health strategy by implementing specific projects and activities such as: implementing and assessing funding calls and commissions, convening groups, drafting reports and liaising with internal and external groups and individuals as required.

Job requirements include significant expertise in relation to at least one specialist area of climate and health science, broadly defined. Some illustrative examples are climate science, meteorology, economics or behavioural sciences, but these are not exhaustive. They will also need experience of working with and convening researchers and other stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. A PhD is not essential, but experience of conducting or evaluating research will be advantageous. Prior experience in an international context, particularly in a low-or-middle income country region such as Asia is an advantage. Please note that availability to travel both domestically and internationally is expected in this role.

Benefits include a flexible working environment, in which people can perform at their best. We are currently working 2 days per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from our Euston Road offices (as part of our hybrid Ways of Working) with the remaining 3 days working either remotely or in the office. From 1st September 2024 we will move to 3 days in the office (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) with the remaining 2 days working either remotely or in the office.

Applications details: To apply please upload your CV and complete our short application. Please ensure that when you are applying you complete all sections on the application form, we will not be able to accept any applications that are incomplete. Interview dates: 9th and 10th May.


Hire with Escape

Showcase your progressive organisation and post your open roles to the biggest UK community of purpose driven job seekers.

Get Started