Community Mobiliser/Organiser

The Climate Coalition

London
£27,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

theclimatecoalition.org [email protected]

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Thursday, 22nd April 2021   3 days left


Are you a people-person that loves working collaboratively to create change? Want to work with the largest coalition of groups tackling the climate and nature crises ahead of the UN climate talks this year? This is the job for you.

Hours: 35 hours per week, full-time. Our core hours are 10:00-16:00 however we are open to discussion about flexible working at interview. Some evening and weekend work may be required, for which time off in lieu will be arranged.

Contract: Fixed term contract, until end of November with possibility of extension dependent upon funding

Start date: ASAP 

Reporting to: COP26 Campaign Manager

Closing date: 10am 22nd April, though we may interview exceptional candidates sooner

Interviews: W/c 26th April

ABOUT THE CLIMATE COALITION

The Climate Coalition is the UK’s biggest group of people dedicated to action on climate change with a combined supporter base of more than 22 million people. We encompass over 100 organisations spanning nature, environment, international development, faith, community and women’s groups – from the National Trust to the NUS, WWF to the Women’s Institute, the RSPB to Islamic Relief.

We bring people from all walks of life together to use their voices to ask decision-makers to take urgent action to tackle climate change and protect what we love from its worst impacts. The Climate Coalition is coordinated by a small central secretariat team, with support from its members. This role will sit within the secretariat’s Communications team and work collaboratively with coalition members and partners.

ABOUT THIS YEAR AND THE GREAT BIG GREEN WEEK

This year, we in the UK have a huge opportunity to raise the ambition of plans to tackle climate change at home and abroad. The UK is hosting a major UN climate summit, known as COP26, in Glasgow this November. This means Parliament and local authorities alike want to be seen as ambitious in tackling climate change.

This September, communities across the country will join together to celebrate what they are doing to tackle climate change, as part of the Great Big Green Week. Ranging from concerts to litter picks; activities will be hosted at the heart of your community by teachers, bus drivers, sport clubs, artists, builders, local groups, places of worship and anyone who cares about climate change.

National organisations, institutions, businesses and media outlets will join in, getting more people involved up and down the country, and putting pressure on the UK Government to up its game on climate change.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Overall purpose of the job: using and adapting TCC campaign moments (Great Big Green Week, COP26) as hooks to engage people:

  • To help strengthen the climate movement by supporting local campaigners to build effective, visible and representative local networks
  • To help broaden the climate movement by bringing new organisations and individuals into local climate campaigning, particularly in strategic areas
  • Alongside the TCC Secretariat, help to identify and develop grassroots climate leaders, amplifying their work at the local, regional and national level, and identifying opportunities for their personal growth
  • Broaden and expand the TCC network of community climate campaigners

OVERARCHING JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Lead on community mobilising and organising around key campaign moments (Great Big Green Week, COP26)
  • Work with TCC member organisations and their regional staff and volunteers to turbocharge local mobilising and organising around key campaign moments
  • Coordinating, supporting and recruiting volunteers in key areas
  • Research and build relationships with trusted organisations, channels and voices in target constituencies
  • Support local organisers to be effective climate campaigners in their local areas. You will do this by developing effective working relationships and communicating regularly using phone, e-mail, online and other communications tools, and occasional face to face meetings dependent upon the public health context.
  • Support local activists to organise local community events and mobilisations as part of national TCC campaigns, and to build networks that last beyond this year
  • In consultation with the TCC Secretariat and local network members, support and develop influencing strategies for priority MPs, and support local networks to deliver them.
  • Be responsible for administration relating to the programme, maintaining efficient records and generally be self-servicing.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Skills & Experience

Essential:

  • Minimum 2 years experience (in a paid or voluntary capacity) working with, and managing volunteers from a range of backgrounds and locations
  • Great interpersonal skills and an effective communicator, able to build impactful and trusting relationships that can inspire volunteers to take action
  • Works well as part of a team, but also a self-starter that’s able to take initiative while working with little supervision
  • Working knowledge of Slack, Google Suite and other digital work tools
  • Experience of campaigning at a local level

Desirable:

  • Good understanding of the climate crisis, its causes and impacts
  • Experience working in a large coalition with diverse stakeholders

How to apply

Please send a CV with a 1 - 1.5 page cover letter outlining how you fit the person specification to [email protected] by 10am, Thursday 22nd April 2021. Please include your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line of your application.

For an informal chat about the role and any questions you may have, please email [email protected]

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in progressive movements and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working-class or have done so in the past.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.


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