Countryside Climate Network Coordinator


London (remote initially)
£35,000 pro rata 3 days/week

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: UK100J9

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

Closing date: Sunday, 1st November 2020  

Countryside Climate Network Coordinator

Salary: £35,000 pro rata 3 days a week
Hours: Fixed term contract - 6 months. 24 hours per week (3 days a week)
Location: Virtual but will be office based in London in the future

To develop and manage a network of local leaders and organisations in countryside and rural areas committed to taking ambitious action to tackle air pollution and the Climate Emergency.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage a network of local leaders and organisations in countryside and rural areas that share policy expertise and best practice around climate action, feeding into UK100’s wider programme of work. 
  • Map and implement actions that enable countryside and rural issues to be appropriately represented in UK100’s communications, advocacy and wider work.
  • Develop the shared advocacy priorities of local political and business leaders in countryside and rural areas to enable plans to be taken forward that tackle air pollution and the climate emergency with ambition and urgency.
  • To support rural local leaders in using the outputs of UK100’s communications research, insights and materials in support of ambitious action to tackle the climate emergency and air pollution in their communities.
  • Manage impactful projects: to time, on budget and that meet agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Represent UK100 at meetings and public events to promote ambitious action to tackle air pollution and the Climate Emergency from Local Authorities, national Government and business.
  • To support and comply with UK100’s guidance on branding, tone of voice and key messages, positively contributing towards raising UK100’s profile. 
  • We are a small team. Ad hoc duties will thus arise, and every staff member is expected to support the team efforts.

Place in organisational structure:

The post holder will: 

  • report to the Programmes & Operations Manager 
  • work closely with the Director, Policy Director and Campaigns Manager

Key relationships, internal: 

  • Director 
  • Policy Director
  • Campaigns Manager
  • Programmes and Operations Manager
  • Operations Assistant
  • Press & PR Manager
  • Political Advisor

Key relationships, external: 

  • Relevant Local Authority officers in countryside and rural areas
  • Business organisations operating in countryside and rural areas
  • Relevant national government officials
  • NGO’s and partner organisations
  • Academics

Working Conditions:

Currently a home based role, with a London based office in the future. Some travel around the UK may be required.

Person Specification:

Essential criteria: 


  • Strong understanding of relevant policy and politics re: air pollution and Climate Emergency
  • Understanding of the structures of local government 
  • Understanding of opportunities and challenges for action on air pollution and the climate emergency in rural areas


  • Policy development 
  • Working in partnership with others
  • Working in a lobbying or advocacy role

Skills and abilities

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships
  • Effective project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to represent the organisation with external stakeholders


  • Committed to the vision of UK100

Closing Date: 1st November 2020

Interviews: Held virtually, week commencing 2nd November 

Application Details: Please send a CV (max 2 pages) and a cover letter that sets out how you would take forward the role and what you see as the main priorities (max 1 page) to: 

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