Trase and Supply Chains Communications Executive

Global Canopy Programme

Oxford
£30,000 - £35,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.globalcanopy.org

Sectors: sustainability, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


THE ORGANISATION

Global Canopy is an agile and entrepreneurial charity with an outsized impact. Our aim is to end large-scale deforestation, a global problem with huge hidden costs for people and prosperity.

We work smart, by focusing on the big market levers driving deforestation at regional, national and international levels. And we bring a fresh approach to identifying, targeting, and mobilising action among the key powerbrokers - the governments, businesses and financial institutions worldwide - with the power to end this global ‘deforestation economy’.

Global Canopy is a founding partner of Trase – Transparency for Sustainable Economies – along with the Stockholm Environment Institute. Trase (trase.earth) is a powerful new sustainability platform, enabling governments, companies, investors and others to better understand and address the environmental and social impacts linked to their supply chains. Trase is at the forefront of a data-driven revolution in supply chain sustainability, drawing on vast sets of production, trade and customs data, for the first time laying bare the flows of globally-traded commodities. Its pioneering approach provides wall-to-wall coverage of the export routes and buyers responsible for all production, and the associated risks, of a given commodity.

THE ROLE

We are at a very exciting time in the development of the organisation, and are seeking an enthusiastic professional with a strong background in communications and media relations.

The role will sit within the Supply Chains program at Global Canopy and undertake communications activities across all projects but with a strong emphasis on Trase. You will take a leading role in the development of a communications strategy together with other program staff, and be responsible for the development of key communications materials such as blogs, press releases, and reports written in collaboration with team subject matter experts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Lead development of the Trase and Supply Chains programme communications strategy

a) Develop a communications strategy for delivering impactful communications linked to Trase, Forest 500, and other projects of GCP in consultation with the programme and communications staff at GCP and the management team of Trase.

b) Unite communications opportunities from among the different Supply Chains projects in order to maximize the existing synergies.

2. Produce and facilitate the publication of key communications materials

a) Successful delivery, in collaboration with subject matter experts, of key communications materials, including blogs, press releases, reports, and issue brief. In some instances you will be the lead author drawing on analysis produced by team members, and in other instances you will facilitate the review and publication process (such as revising full drafts).

b) Oversee the involvement of designers, and other communications consultants.

c) Lead social media engagement for all programs

d) Coordinate communications with key partners and their communications staff as needed, especially about the publication of key materials and events.

3. Event Planning and Support

a) Lead in the planning of key events, including securing venues, inviting speakers, producing power-point materials, and writing post-event summaries.

b) Craft key messaging for the events and the delivery of event documents including brochures and handouts.

4. Develop and Maintain a Trase and Supply Chains Community

a) Produce and execute newsletters to the Trase and Forest 500 communities, including maintaining contact lists

b) Establish improved communication with interested parties by fielding inquiries, and directing journalist interest

KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES

The ideal candidate will have experience working in the field of environmental communications, with a preference for a candidate who brings experience specific to forest issues. The person has superb writing and editing skills, and has experience producing a range of media materials, both print and online. Previous experience engaging media and developing communications strategy is essential. Experience in soft commodity supply chains is not essential, but a basic understanding and interest in the importance of forests and natural landscapes is desired.

Essential

  • University degree in communications, journalism, English, or a similar field
  • 2-4 years of experience in development, environmental or conservation communications
  • Superb writing and editing skills
  • Creative approach to story telling
  • Experience engaging the media across a range of publication types
  • Patience and calm in situations with tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas
  • Basic understanding of the importance and value of forests
  • An interest in commodity-driven deforestation

Preferred

  • Communications strategy development
  • A strong network among journalists and the environmental community
  • Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to jobs@globalcanopy.org.


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