This is an exciting opportunity to join us as a Senior Law and Policy Advisor! The Senior Law and Policy Advisor is part of the Chemicals team and will be taking a leading role in litigation. They will also contribute to the advocacy work of the team at a pivotal moment for chemical regulation – the first significant revision in 14 years.
More specifically, the activities will cover:
The role would ideally start at the beginning of December 2022 and will be held until the end of May 2023, with possible extension to a permanent position depending on team evolution. The role can be offered on full time or part time basis (at 80% FTE).
This role will be managed by Dr. Apolline Roger. Apolline joined ClientEarth in September 2017 to lead our work on the protection of health and the environment from toxic substances. Previously Apolline worked as a researcher and teacher in EU environmental law at the University of Sheffield Law School and Edinburgh Law School. In her academic capacity she has examined many legal issues relating to chemicals and risk regulation, as well as the interactions between trade and the environment. She has provided expert advice to public authorities, including the French Ministry for the Environment and the UK House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee in support of its enquiry on the future of chemicals regulation post Brexit.
The person on this position will have as well key relationships with members of the Environmental Democracy team, Wildlife team, Agriculture Team, Trade team, Strategic Communication team – based in London, Madrid and Brussels, and ClientEarth staff more generally.
This job can be based in any ClientEarth European office (including London) and will require regular travel to Brussels.
See the job description (here) for a full list of duties for this role.
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