Climate Justice Coalition Communications & Digital Engagement Officer

Fixed Term, 1 year, with a view to extending subject to funding
Based in London
£35,533.07 (pro rata) rising on an annual incremental basis.
War on Want also offers a 6% contributory pension scheme

War on Want is a dynamic organisation working in active solidarity with grassroots social movements around the world while undertaking cutting edge campaigns in the UK. War on Want hosts the Climate Justice Coalition staff.

The Climate Justice Coalition is a broad civil society climate that brings together NGOs, faith groups, trade unions, direct action groups, student and youth, feminist, migrant and racial justice, grassroots and international climate justice networks that has operated as the COP26 Coalition for the last two years to co-ordinate activities and actions around the UN COP26 Summit that was held in Glasgow in 2021.

Harnessing the momentum and movement building from the last two years of organising together, the Communications & Digital Engagement Officer will build on our groundbreaking communications work, supporting the Coalition to engage with new and existing audiences around its strategic aims and key moments, in support of the demands of the international climate justice movement.

The work of the Coalition in the coming year will focus on mobilising the climate justice movement around key moments including COP27, learning and strategising together in our movements and beyond, and supporting the establishment of anti-racism and disability justice caucuses.

The post-holder will work with and alongside other key stakeholders such as NGOs, faith groups, trade unions, direct action groups, student and youth, migrant and racial justice, grassroots and international climate justice networks to ensure that our key mobilisations and messaging both integrate and centre climate demands, and anchor a ‘movement of movements’ approach.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with diverse organisations, networks and movements across Scotland, England and Wales, and internationally, to help strengthen the climate justice movement as a key legacy of the Glasgow talks.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent networker, highly organised, with a strong track record of planning and delivering communications and online engagement strategies. Reporting to the Coalition’s London based Coordinator, also hosted by War on Want, the role will work closely with Coalition groups: especially the Mobilisations working group and the Coordination Committee.

Application pack downloadable below.

The deadline for applications has now passed and shortlisted candidates have been contacted.

Date for interviews:              Week commencing 8 August 2022

The UK COP26 Coalition would particularly like to encourage applications from people of colour / black or brown people and people most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice who are currently under-represented in the climate and environmental movements in the UK. The successful candidate will be selected purely on the basis of how well they fit the person specification, as judged by their application and interview. Where two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, priority may be given to a BME or migrant candidate as these groups are currently under-represented in the climate and environmental movements in the UK.