Director, Carbon, Capture, Usage and Storage

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

London or North England with regular travel expected between locations. The successful candidate would be expected to work at a BEIS base.

  • Location

    London or North England with regular travel expected between locations. The successful candidate would be expected to work at a BEIS base.

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    16 November 2020

  • Client

    Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Ref: GSe68520

The Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is crucial in securing the UK’s long-term future. Positioned at the forefront in the fight against coronavirus and EU Exit preparation, BEIS is leading the UK’s recovery, tackling climate change, unleashing innovation and backing business. We know there is more to do and further opportunities to be seized as the UK leads a global green industrial revolution. There has never been a more exciting time to join BEIS. 

The UK has a proud record in tackling climate change and protecting the environment. We were the first major economy in the world to set a target in law for ‘net zero’ emissions, ending the UK’s contribution to global warming in three decades. To help us achieve this we are investing £800 million in Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) infrastructure.

Deploying CCUS will play an essential role in meeting our net zero commitment, but it can help us achieve so much more. CCUS will support key industrial sectors such as steel, cement and chemicals, creating thousands of jobs across the country. It will also support the development of flexible low-carbon power projects and the deployment and use of innovative negative emissions technologies. As Director of this programme you will join the Senior Leadership Team at a critical time as we develop and implement plans to ensure the low-carbon economy plays a pivotal part in our green recovery.

We are now looking for a strategic and dynamic leader with the ability to lead and manage the delivery of this complex, innovative programme, which links to wider energy and decarbonisation policies. You will possess the commercial wherewithal to balance the competing needs of a complex multi-party environment (both private and public), protecting the interests of the taxpayer and consumer. A skilled communicator, you will be confident operating at the most senior levels within government, bringing a compelling track record of influencing a diverse and expert stakeholder landscape, internally and externally.

Your motivation will lie in successfully gripping the challenges of delivering a ‘first of a kind’ programme of national importance and global impact.

Closing date23:55 Monday 16th November 2020
Short listingMonday 7th December 2020
Assessmentw/c 7th & 14th December 2020
Final panelw/c 21st December 2020
How to Apply

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process accessed via the advertisement listed for this role. This should be completed no later than 23:55 on Monday 16th November 2020.

You will be asked to submit the following:

  1. A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years.
  2. A Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.

Also, only if applying under this scheme, a Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form for disabled persons.

Failure to submit both documents will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification. Please ensure that both documents contain your full name.

As part of the online application process, you will be asked a number of diversity monitoring questions. This is a mandatory part of the process but if you do not wish to provide a declaration on any of the particular characteristics, you will have the option to select 'prefer not to say'. The information you provide when submitting your application will help us monitor our progress towards the Civil Service becoming a more inclusive employer. See the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for more information.

Should you encounter any issues with your online application or are unable to apply online please contact

For a confidential discussion please contact our recruitment advisers at GatenbySanderson:

Duncan Ewart, Research Lead


T: +44 (0) 7471 037071

Darra Power-Mooney, Associate Consultant 


T: +44 (0) 7595 781 609

Michael Dobson, Partner, Sector Lead Central Government


T: +44 (0) 7891 142325

Associated documents
  1. GIS Scheme 2020.docx