Senior Officer, Action on Climate Emergency

The Green Party

£30,251 - £34,068 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 02036919386 Latisha Lal

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

Closing date: Wednesday, 1st April 2020   2 days left

Purpose of the role

Our new campaign expert will have a passion for climate change campaigning and the fantastic opportunity to lead a campaign with a national scope. They will support existing ACE groups, help to build new ones and shape over time a thriving climate campaigning community within the Green Party of England and Wales, with the aim to achieve real carbon reductions and ascertain the lead role of the Green Party as a driver of action on Climate Emergency.

They will develop and deliver effective plans and materials to recruit, retain and deepen the engagement of our members and supporters who campaign on Climate Change in the community. With a focus on engaging and supporting local Parties around Climate Emergencies.

The role will work closely with the Climate Action Officer and colleagues in Communications, Development and Membership to link activities across all the routes by which we speak to our members and supporters.

Principal Roles and Responsibilities

Solving climate change needs strong political will, and a multitude of solutions implemented with urgency. The Green Party is the leading political party on the Climate Emergency (CE) in England and Wales. Our climate policies are the most ambitious of all parties, reflecting that climate change is a key driver for Green Party members.

To create a national political movement that will force national government to act seriously on climate change, following the example of local government, we need to maximise the number of local Councils declaring a CE and committing to ambitious Action Plans.

The three declared aims of the campaign are:

  1. To get all councils to declare a Climate Emergency with an ambitious target; following through with a carbon audit and an Action Plan to reduce emissions.
  2. Make it real i.e. to make those Action Plans concrete and locally specific, leading to implementation, which will involve Climate Action Partnerships. What can be done locally will depend on the type of council.
  3. Take it national by holding central Government to account using the evidence of measured local emissions reductions, demanding that it co-operate with local Councils to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2030 in the context of a Green New Deal.

Key Accountabilities 

  • To lead our work supporting Action on Climate Emergency campaigners in the community.
  • To develop and deliver effective volunteer plans to recruit and retain supporters and create impact through our campaigns.
  • To create strategies for volunteer opportunities and developments at a local level, inspiring campaigning tactics for climate issues, suitable for both mass campaigning and grassroots activism.
  • Work with the Climate Action Officer in his programme of work with Councils with elected Greens.
  • Produce materials and provide practical support to ensure the groups are equipped to be effective.
  • Provide support to the Green Party Climate Change Policy Working Group and work to implement the work of the Group locally.
  • To create supporter journeys that increase and enhance participation in our campaigns.
  • To develop and implement effective supporter strategies with other teams in the organisation (Communications, Membership, Digital etc.).
  • To monitor and evaluate campaigning activity in relation to individual work plans and contribute to organisational and team evaluation of campaigning.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of campaign issues sufficient to deliver and represent a campaign.
  • To project-manage cross-organisational projects as necessary, ensuring effective communications with other teams and departments.
  • To create multi-media campaign materials to a high standard that are accurate and in line with GPEW policy and brand and which effectively engage and communicate messages to a variety of target audiences including campaigners and the general public.
  • To support redevelopment of ACE Campaign website.
  • To represent GPEW as required, and to network and build relationships that support campaigning.
  • To speak to and motivate key supporter networks and ensure campaigners and other audiences are regularly updated on campaigning activity and progress.
  • To manage research and insight on campaigning and communication, in line with budget.

For full details and to apply, please visit our website.

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