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IEA Clean Coal Centre General Manager

The IEA Clean Coal Centre is to appoint a General Manager in early 2013.  This is a new position which arises from the present Director stepping down to a part-time role as an intermediate step en route to retirement.

The IEA Clean Coal Centre is a world class centre of know-how on clean coal technologies and is closely linked to the development of carbon capture technologies. Its deliverables are a combination of expert review reports, workshops on specific technical issues, a bi-annual conference and several databases. Increasingly it has been harnessing the internet as a medium of communication and dissemination. Webinars, newsletters, blogs, use of social media are amongst the tools currently being routinely deployed.

Candidates for the General Manager position should have an extensive background in coal technologies and experience of managing an expert team, currently of around 24 people. Staff and financial management are equally important. The Centre is non-profit making, being funded by a combination of governments and large industry and with an annual turnover of about £2million. An ability to interact successfully with and to maintain these customers is fundamental to the long term health of the organisation. Hence the preferred appointee should be someone who can build relationships and can expect to remain in post for at least 5 years.

The position will be based on the IEA Clean Coal Centre’s office in Putney, SW London and a competitive salary will be paid.

If interested please send a cv and covering letter to the Managing Director, Dr John Topper, by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Deadline for submissions is Thursday 31 January.