|Full-time – 40 hours per week
Contract until end of 2017, with strong possibility of renewal
|Salary: £35,000 pa, plus benefits
Closing date: Monday December 19th 2016 at 12:00 midday GMT
Climate Parliament is a global network of legislators, dedicated to combating climate change by accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Our global secretariat works to help MPs understand the threat of unchecked climate change, as well as the many other risks associated with fossil fuel overconsumption. We support legislators in taking political, legislative and budgetary initiatives to promote solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, geothermal and other forms of renewable energy.
Our approach involves developing policies that promote investment in renewables from the smallest scale – rural standalone solutions and mini-grid technologies that can transform lives in the poorest communities – to the largest: inter-regional renewable energy supergrids that will give humanity the power to ditch fossil fuels for good.
We have established networks of legislators in national parliaments across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East & North Africa, in addition to a parliamentary network in Europe.
The successful candidate will be joining the Climate Parliament as we prepare for the launch of the Green Grid Initiative, a major new South-South collaboration focussed on the potential of renewable energy grids at all scales to make a major contribution to climate change mitigation. The initiative will involve 20 developing countries from across the world, 16 of whom have already indicated their interest in participating.
This is an exciting new role for a confident, outgoing networker who is comfortable in external-facing roles and relishes opportunities to communicate with senior politicians and donors. As we approach the launch of the Green Grid Initiative, we are seeking to expand our donor base and strengthen our relationships with relevant development partners.
Reporting to both the Secretary-General and the Programme Manager, this is a demanding role. You will manage the entire gamut of our relationships with donors and partner organisations, from researching and making contact with possible partners and drafting project proposals, right through to being the key point of contact for active donors, with responsibility for reporting back to them on project progress.
You will work closely with our Brighton-based Secretary-General, creating new opportunities and setting up meetings for both him and our Delhi-based Executive Director.
You will work from home in Brighton or its immediate vicinity, with weekly staff meetings in Brighton, regular meetings in London, and frequent overseas travel (several times per year).
How to apply:
Please submit, via the Guardian jobs website, both a CV and a covering letter combined into a single PDF file, compressed to under 1MB in size to comply with the Guardian’s upload requirements addressing in detail how you meet the eligibility criteria for this role. Your letter should show clearly how you meet each of the criteria listed as “Essential”, along with any of the “Desirable” criteria you can fulfil. Your ability to follow all of these instructions, including to create a PDF document as requested, will be taken as an indicator of your basic technical ability and attention to detail. (Despite these instructions, many applicants still submit documents in other formats or otherwise fail to follow the instructions!)
Kindly note that since we are a small organisation, we cannot respond to unsuccessful applicants individually, provide feedback or answer any enquiries about this post. Please do not call us to enquire about this post or about the application process. If you believe you meet the person specification and other criteria, we encourage you to submit an application, even if you are unavailable on the specified interview dates – simply state this on your covering letter.