We are recruiting Senior Project Associates!

Apply for this role here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, therefore we encourage you to apply early.


  • The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP) is the largest network of lawyers and business leaders using commercial contracts to deliver rapid decarbonisation globally.
  • TCLP is anticipating significant growth over the next 18 months. As a result we are looking to recruit between nine and 12 people who will shape and develop how we deliver impact as we scale up our dynamic and fast-moving project to build a coordinated movement for change.
  • Read more about TCLP in our Information Pack and our plans in our summary strategy.

Employment arrangements

  • Salary: £37,500 – £50,000 depending on experience
  • These are full time, permanent roles
  • Remote working, UK-based
  • 25 days holiday p.a. plus public holidays

TCLP is a family friendly and inclusive organisation.

About the roles

Successful candidates will join teams of three people per team, who combined will have the following skills and experience:

  1. Project management and delivery
  2. Familiarity with the language and law of contracts, including
    1. General and legal research, and analysis
    2. Legal drafting
    3. Editorial and publishing
  3. Communications, marketing and client relationship management.

We welcome applications from individuals who have blends of these characteristics, but anticipate most candidates’ skills will focus on one of these capabilities.

You will have subject matter experience in one or more of the following high emitting sectors:

  • The built environment (construction and management of residential and commercial buildings, and infrastructure construction and management).
  • Industrials (production of goods and the provision of services).
  • Agriculture, forestry and land use.

You will also have experience in one or more of the following themes that cut across one or more sectors (the cross cutting themes):

  • Corporate governance
  • Supply chains
  • Finance and capital markets
  • Energy.

Team composition

While team members will have skills and experience in all three skill sets, each team will be structured into three roles:

  • Sector project coordinator
  • Sector researcher, content creator and editor
  • Sector engagement / relationship / account manager

Sector project teams will report to the programme manager responsible for your sector.

Person specification

You will be a self-starter who is passionate about sustainability and making a difference in the climate crisis.

You will have the following attributes:

  • Strategic abilities and creativity (meaning, the ability to keep TCLP’s strategic aims front and centre in your work and to use your creativity and lateral thinking to come up with innovative solutions that deliver our strategy).
  • Passion for taking action to deliver real change in the climate crisis.
  • Internalised understanding of the reality of the climate crisis.
  • Empathy and compassion.
  • The ability to enable the full potential of others.
  • Independent thinking.
  • Passion for learning.
  • Agility and adaptability (specifically, the ability to: hold things lightly, accept when a course of action is not delivering the desired impact and pivot so that it does).
  • Collegiality.
  • Inclusivity.

You will also have:

  • Experience and knowledge of the legal profession and the legal market in general, specifically, the commercial and legal mechanics of transactions and contracting behaviours in the sector(s) and cross cutting theme(s) you are experienced in.
  • A relevant qualification or qualifications.
  • Relevant experience in one or more of the sectors and one or more of the cross cutting themes (essential).
  • At least two years relevant experience.
  • Fluency across a wide range of digital programmes and platforms.

Job descriptions

Sector project coordinators

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing your sector team’s programme of work in alignment with TCLP’s overarching strategic aims.
  • Managing and coordinating the programme of work done by the team.
  • Enabling and delivering strategic thinking in the team to ensure that the programme of work is laser focused on delivering TCLP’s strategic aims and impact.
  • Overseeing and contributing to the activities in the job descriptions for both the researcher / content creator / editor role, and the engagement / relationship / account manager role, as required.

Researcher / content creator / editor

Responsibilities include:

  • Research and analysis across our priority sectors and cross cutting themes, as well as across the field of law in general.
  • Producing the highest quality legal content and materials for lawyers and professionals in corporates, state actors, nonprofits and law firms across the world to use (includes our How to … guides, clauses, glossary terms and supporting materials).
  • Audience focused research, analysis and legal content creation and maintenance –  including extensive testing with end users.
  • Supporting and contributing to the activities in the job description for both the sector project coordinator role, and the engagement / relationship / account manager role, as required.

Engagement / relationship / account manager

Responsibilities include:

  • Account management and engagement:
    • Market research and analysis into target corporates, state actors, nonprofits and law firms dominant in the sector(s) and cross cutting theme(s) in which you have experience, and the social, economic and political contexts in which they transact.
    • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with them and driving their engagement with and use of our content.
  • Developing and continuously improving communications and engagement materials to maximise uptake of climate-aligned contracting in all transactions by target audiences.
  • Communicating to, and engaging with, our priority audiences (companies, law firms, nonprofits, and relevant legal sector stakeholders).
  • Managing and supporting other team members with delivering communications and engagement activities.
  • Converting community interest in TCLP to their actual use of our content, and thereafter encouraging them to be advocates for using our content for climate-aligned contracting.
  • Supporting and contributing to the activities in the job description for both the sector project coordinator role, and researcher / content creator / editor role, as required.

All roles require you to be:

  • comfortable with challenging the impact of your work and to change tactics to drive deeper, more powerful impact as circumstances change;
  • comfortable with a high degree of variety in your role; and
  • at ease with moving across skill sets, sectors and cross-cutting themes as demand dictates.

If you don’t quite fit the above roles, but you are deeply passionate about working at the intersection of climate change and mainstream law then we’d still like to hear from you. We are a people-centred organisation that is developing iteratively, so there may be a place for you in TCLP as we develop.