Climate Justice Coalition Coordinator (Initial 12-month fixed term contract but position to be extended subject to funding)

£39,697.53 rising on an annual incremental basis. War on Want also
offers a 6% contributory pension scheme

Based in London office or home based depending on Covid-19 restrictions

Application deadline: 12 noon Friday 22 July 2022

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 National Coordinator will facilitate the Coalition in the process of transitioning to Climate Justice  Coalition in the coming year that will focus on mobilising the climate justice movement around key moments including COP27, developing our ground-breaking communications work, learning and strategising together in our movements and beyond, 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, skilled in facilitation and communication with diverse audiences, have a strong track record of working with marginalised groups and an understanding of climate justice in the wider political context, and bring experience in budget management, fundraising and reporting. 

The postholder will coordinate a broad, diverse and inclusive coalition of civil society groups, working in a flexible and open way that allows for different levels of access and involvement, engaging established and new actors across the breadth of sectoral, thematic and regional spaces. 

Application pack for this vacancy can be downloaded below.

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

Date for interviews: Thursday/Friday 28/29 July 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.