COP26 Coalition – Mobilisation Officer (Glasgow)

Full-time (35 hours per week), £30,582, contract until December 2021, Glasgow (currently home-working)

The COP26 Coalition is seeking a Mobilisation Officer to join the team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with diverse organisations, networks and movements across Scotland, the UK and internationally in creating a series of mobilisations on the ‘road to COP’, culminating with a global day of action and ‘Peoples’ Counter Summit’ in November 2021. This post is hosted by Friends of the Earth Scotland.

We are open to secondments for this post.

To apply please complete a Job Application Form and return, along with an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to info@foe.scot
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 09:00 Monday 22nd March 2021
Interviews: 30th March and 1st April 2021

View the COP26 Coalition Mobilisation Officer Job Description + Person Specification
View the FoES Application Form 2020
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

From 1-12 November 2021, the UN climate talks (COP26) will take place in Glasgow.  The COP26 Coalition is a broad UK-wide coalition of representatives from NGOs, faith groups, trade unions, direct action groups, student and youth, migrant and racial justice, grassroots and international climate justice networks, set up to coordinate activities around this crucial summit.

Initially working remotely, you will be based in Glasgow and hosted by Friends of the Earth Scotland, with a Communications and Digital Engagement Officer based in London, hosted by War on Want. The Mass Mobilisation Officer and the Communications and Digital Engagement Officer will work closely to ensure a co-ordinated and successful delivery of mobilisation moments in the lead-up to COP26.

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 popular mobilisations in response to the post COVID-19 economic crisis both integrate and centre climate demands, and anchor a ‘movement of movements’ approach.

The post-holder will need to be an excellent networker, highly organised, with a strong track record of mobilising large numbers of people and delivering large-scale events, both in person and online. Reporting to the Coalition’s Glasgow Coordinator, also hosted by FoES, the role will will work closely with Coalition Working Groups, in particular the Mobilisation, and Glasgow Local Working Groups, to deliver the agreed activities of the Coalition.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented organiser to play a key role in the planning and implementation of the Coalitions mobilisation and engagement strategy, both digital and in person, to mobilise existing and new audiences, in support of the demands of the international climate justice movement.


COP26 Coalition Communications & Digital Engagement Officer (London)

Full time 35 hours per week, £35,061.45 contract until December 2021, London (currently home-working)

The COP26 Coalition is seeking a Communications & Digital Engagement Officer to join the team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with diverse organisations, networks and movements across Scotland, the UK and internationally in creating a series of digital and in person mobilisations on the ‘road to COP’, culminating with a global day of action and ‘Peoples’ Summit’ in November 2021.

We are open to secondments for this post.

To apply please go to: https://waronwant.org/jobs

Closing date: 9 am on Monday 22 March 2021
Interviews: 30th March and 1st April 2021
Please note: we do not accept CVs as part of a job application.

From 1-12 November 2021, the UN climate talks (COP26) will take place in Glasgow. The COP26 Coalition is a broad UK-wide coalition of representatives from NGOs, faith groups, trade unions, direct action groups, student and youth, migrant and racial justice, grassroots and international climate justice networks, set up to coordinate activities around this crucial summit.

Initially working remotely, you will be based in London and hosted by War on Want, with a Mobilisation Officer based in Glasgow, hosted by Friends of the Earth Scotland. The Mobilisation Officer and the Communications and Digital Engagement Officer will work closely to ensure a co-ordinated and successful delivery of mobilisation moments in the lead-up to COP26.

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 popular mobilisations in response to the post COVID-19 economic crisis both integrate and centre climate demands, and anchor a ‘movement of movements’ approach.

The post-holder will need to 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 Working Groups, in particular the Mobilisation and Communications Working Groups to deliver the agreed activities of the Coalition.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented campaigner to play a key role in the planning and implementation of the Coalitions mobilisation and engagement strategy, both digital and in person, to mobilise existing and new audiences, in support of the demands of the international climate justice movement.


About Friends of the Earth Scotland

Friends of the Earth Scotland is Scotland’s leading environmental campaigning group, working to help people in Scotland look after the planet for everyone’s future.

We think globally, and act in Scotland, delivering solutions to climate change and other environmental problems, by enabling and empowering people to take individual and collective action. From plastics to fracking and from air pollution to fossil fuel divestment, we are making a real difference.

● We are committed to democracy, accountability and equality
● We strive to work with communities in our campaigning for positive change
● Our work will always be based on objective evidence and a long-term, global perspective
● We believe that everyone has an equal right to a healthy environment and a fair share in the world’s resources

We have 21 staff and 10 local groups, and are normally based in central Edinburgh.

Please sign up to our mailing list to receive updates, or check out our network of local groups for more ways to get involved near you.

Equal Opportunities

We would particularly like to encourage applications from BIPOC 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 BAME or migrant candidate as these groups are currently under-represented in the climate and environmental movements in the UK.

Volunteering

We occasionally need need help at events (promotion, set up, staffing stalls, raffle ticket sales, etc.). This is a great way to meet like-minded people and practice engaging the public in environmental issues, and we provide all relevant training. We also infrequently have specific, office-based volunteering positions available.

Volunteering opportunities are advertised on this page when they become available.

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