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Reference ID R33843 Updated 13/10/2021 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country Netherlands City/State Den Haag Work Location Den Haag

The Role

The Future. Yours to Make.

Our employees have a passion for changing the world. Look forward to a purpose-driven career at Shell. The work you do could play a role in making a positive impact on your life, your community, and the world.

In Powering Progress, we’ve set out a strategy to deliver for our customers, for society, for our investors and for the planet. Powering Progress sets out our strategy to accelerate the transition of our business to net-zero emissions.

Powering Progress generates value for our shareholders. It provides the financial strength to transform our company as the world makes the transition to cleaner energy. It focuses on working with our customers and across sectors to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions, in step with society. A net-zero world is where society stops adding to the total amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Powering Progress means powering lives and livelihoods through our products and activities, and by supporting an inclusive society. It also means respecting nature by protecting the environment, reducing waste and making a positive contribution to biodiversity. Powering Progress is underpinned by our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people and our focus on safety. This includes our commitment to doing business in an ethical and transparent way.

The world is changing fast and Shell is changing, too – not only to keep up with the external pace, but also to anticipate and shape a different future. The new integrated Corporate Relations (CR) function will deliver value by supporting our strategy and sectoral approach and improving policy and advocacy outcomes. We will bring the outside in and secure and drive Shell’s reputation and values. Drawing on a strong base of professional excellence, we aspire to be best-in-class at achieving integrated outcomes through effective engagement and communication with external and internal stakeholders.

Where you fit in?

About the P&A Organisation

A newly formed centralized Policy & Advocacy team has been established within Corporate Relations  and will concentrate on policy making outcomes and will bring together expertise from across Shell’s businesses and functions to develop the policy and advocacy, and reputation-building programmes required to deliver Shell’s strategic objectives. While most work will be conducted at country level, the central P&A team will be responsible for setting policy positions; supporting Shell’s in-country teams in positioning these in a local context. In addition, issues which require global or cross-country advocacy; and the prioritisation and decisions around global platforms and partnerships for policy advocacy purposes will be the responsibility of the central P&A team.

Success in delivering P&A outcomes requires Shell to have clear and granular policy objectives and it is imperative to ensure consistency of principles, approach, and representation across Shell.

What’s the role?

The objectives of the role are to:

  • Develop Nature Based Solutions related policy positions to support Shell’s businesses based on analysis of the business strategic, commercial and societal impact and external policy environment. Act as a subject matter expert on NBS policy issues

  • Build partnerships with external stakeholders (including, but not limited to customers, business partners, policy makers, industry associations, coalitions, trade media, and NGOs) to support the creation of high quality and credible markets for NBS. Represent Shell in relevant global fora and support senior Shell staff to do the same

  • Support Shell’s NBS business ambition, including through communications. Inform business decision making by bringing-in stakeholder insights analysis and recommendations

The accountabilities of the role are:

  • Serve as Shell’s leading subject matter expert on NBS policy including markets, MRV, social impacts, etc., and as primary Corporate Relations focal point for the NBS business

  • Support Shell’s NBS business growth and delivery by leading the development and execution of global and regional policy and advocacy strategies for NBS, consistent with Shell business objectives and strategy, and supporting local delivery

  • Build and manage relationships with external stakeholders in close collaboration with business and country teams to ensure up-to-date knowledge and market intelligence, in order to provide high quality, incisive, and business focused P&A expertise to senior leaders and project teams

  • Demonstrate visible leadership by representing Shell externally, and lead representation and Shell contributions to relevant and agreed industry associations and partnerships

  • Ensure alignment of external positioning and integrated delivery at global and country level to deliver integrated and credible external positioning

  • Frame the global storyline for NBS and provide support for business milestones and assurance of communications. Monitor and think through business/communications response to reputation issues. Where appropriate, lead development of, or participate in, new coalitions or integrated advocacy campaigns to drive policy solutions

What we need from you?

  • Understanding of the Nature Based Solutions (NBS) sector including quality, MRV, and project development. Commercial and policy experience of carbon markets will be an advantage

  • Experience of policy analysis – understanding the financial, strategic, and reputational impacts and opportunities for business, which different approaches and policy instruments deliver

  • Experience in developing innovative policy positions and delivering advocacy outcomes in a policy or multi-stakeholder setting

  • Experience working with external policy makers and political officials within a country setting or within international organizations

  • Proven ability to develop a broad network of external stakeholders and build trusted relationships externally. experience working with external influencers including NGO’s, academics, civil society, technical organisations

  • Proven track record as a strong communicator and integrator. Experience managing complex interfaces with internal client base

  • Demonstrate commitment to safety and ethics and compliance to internal and external stakeholders


An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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