UK COP26 Coalition Co-Coordinator (Glasgow)

Location: Glasgow. You will also be expected to undertake some travel around the UK in the course of your work.

Reporting to: Head of Campaigns, Friends of the Earth Scotland, on behalf of the UK COP26 Coalition.

Hours/Duration: Fulltime (35 hours per week).  Funded for a fixed term of 9 months from April 2020 – December 2020.

This post will require some work out of office hours, including evenings and weekends, for which time off in lieu will be granted. There will be no payment of overtime.

Salary: £30,582

Other: You will receive 28 days annual leave plus 11 days statutory holidays pro rata. Friends of the Earth Scotland operates a Company Pension Plan with NEST. FoES pension benefits exceed the statutory minimum.

This is one of two Coalition Coordinator posts being recruited at the same time. The other post will be based in London. Expectation of strong coordination and collaboration between two posts.

We are open to secondments for this post.


How to apply: download the full job description, application form and equal opportunities monitoring forms; complete and return to info [at] by the closing date.

Job Description UK COP26 Coalition Co-coordinator – Glasgow

Application Form 2020

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 2020

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 16 March

Interviews: Wednesday 25 March

The UN climate talks (COP26) will take place in Glasgow from 9-20 November 2020.  The UK COP26 Coalition is a broad UK-wide coalition through which civil society will plan together, share resources and learning, and organise a mass mobilisation and Peoples’ counter-summit during the talks. It aims to support the transformation of the climate movement in the UK, to a stronger, more climate-justice centred movement long after COP26 is over.

We are recruiting two Co-Coordinators, one based in Glasgow, one based in London to 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. 

The successful applicants will need to be excellent networkers, highly organised, skilled in facilitation and communication with a wide range of audiences, have a strong track record of working with marginalised groups and an understanding of the wider political context around the climate summit. 

We 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.


About Friends of the Earth Scotland

Friends of the Earth Scotland exists to campaign, with partners here and across the globe, for a just transition to a sustainable society.

We work in Scotland for socially just solutions to environmental problems and to create a green economy, we campaign to end degradation of our environment and to create a society which cherishes and protects the natural world on which we depend, and we think globally and act locally, enabling people to take individual and collective action.

FoE Scotland employs 19 staff including three we host for other organisations.

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