Public Affairs Lead


London (hybrid)
£41,136 pa (FTE) pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, carbon, climate & energy, sustainable transport

Closing date: Thursday, 8th August 2024  

Job title: Public Affairs Lead
Salary: £41,136 per year full time equivalent (FTE), pro rata, which is £32,909 at 0.8FTE (4 days per week).
Working hours: 0.8FTE // 4 days per week (with the possibility of increasing to 5 days per week in Autumn 2024 depending on funding and if desired by the successful applicant)

About the role:

Are you keen to see bolder policies from the UK government on climate, public space, and tackling high-carbon sectors including cars and flights? We are seeking a Public Affairs Lead with familiarity with the UK’s political landscape who can take forward our campaigns for policy change to reduce the environmental harms of advertising and consumption of high-carbon travel, particularly aviation. We are seeking change in three principle areas:

  • Tobacco-style legislation to restrict advertising for high carbon products, namely: airlines, airports, non-electric cars (especially SUVs) and fossil fuel companies.
  • Strengthening national planning regulations to protect our public spaces and neighbourhoods from the spread of intrusive, outdoor digital advertising screens.
  • The introduction of policies to reduce demand for aviation in a fair and equitable manner, including a frequent flyer levy.

Working with others in the Possible team and our partner organisations on the Badvertising project Adfree Cities and New Weather Institute, you’ll keep on top of the latest developments in areas of sustainable transport, aviation and public space planning policies. You’ll design interventions and events for innovative policy proposals which move the ‘choice architecture’ in which we make decisions away from business-as-usual and towards an economy that puts communities, sustainability and a liveable planet first. In all this you’ll be assisted by experts in the wider Possible team and supported by a caring workplace.

Closing date: Thursday 8 August 2024, 11am
Interviews: Wed 21 August (first round) and Wed 28 August (second round)

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