Chief Technology Officer

The People's Plan


Volunteer • Full or Part Time [email protected]

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

Closing date: Saturday, 20th March 2021  

Overview of the People’s Plan

The People’s Plan is an environmental community interest company (CIC) working to give people a voice on how green policies are designed and implemented. Our current primary project is an innovative, interactive, educational, and gamified platform which facilitates engagement between residents and their councils, with a focus on engaging underrepresented groups.

The role 

We are looking for a Chief Technology Officer (Volunteer) to take our Tech Team to the next level, through providing strategic direction, to project manage our innovative platform, and to liaise with other team leads to deliver on our objectives. We are looking for someone to lead a volunteer tech team through these projects, offering guidance, and if needed to help with some more advanced software development elements. 

This role will offer an opportunity to lead the development of an exciting and expanding product delivering value for decision makers in the public sector, and to establish further credentials in leadership and project management.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has 7+ years of software development experience: front-end, back-end and project management.
  • Can lead on the development and delivery of our tech strategy, working closely with People’s Plan Director team.
  • Can manage undertake and run a number of sometimes complex projects in tandem.
  • Is happy to work in a number of different languages. Our current projects use a React Front-end and a Ruby on Rails back-end.
  • Is able to motivate and inspire a voluntary team to deliver a product which adds delivers value for our stakeholders. 
  • Is motivated to work on an organisation delivering social impact at the nexus of climate action and innovative democratic practices.

To register your interest, please send your CV (no more than 2 pages) and a short cover letter to [email protected]

Part of the Climate Venture Collective

The People’s Plan is supported by the Climate Venture Collective. The CVC is a diverse group of entrepreneurs, thinkers, makers and doers who come together to create scalable solutions to the Climate Crisis. The group is open to everyone to join and we all share in the work and the rewards.

As part of People’s Plan, you will have access to the community, it’s members, projects and resources, as well as being part of it. 

Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates, and which celebrates and promotes diversity. We therefore particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

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