World Changing Work – You too can play your part

I think that with very few exceptions,  most of us recognise that human intervention is causing the World’s climate to change.

If you find yourself feeling a sense of powerlessness, unable to do something about it, don’t be discouraged.  This is a feeling that affects us all.  Our natural tendency is to look to our governments and big business for solutions, but they do not seem to be coming very fast.

So what do we do?

We have a choice:

  • Do nothing and continue living our lives as normal hoping we won’t be affected, or
  • Explore ways to take individual action to help mitigate the effects of climate change.

One of those ways, is in the work we do.  So how can we change our jobs?  Are there any jobs that help mitigate the effects of climate change?  What qualifications and experience do I need? Will I have to move far away?

All perfectly valid questions, and this simple answer might surprise you!

No matter what line of work you are in, you have skills and experience that are transferable to any industry sector, and the environmental, climate, clean energy, low carbon sectors are all very much growing sectors which need people just like you, and they are everywhere, so it is unlikely you’ll need to travel far, and very likely you’ll have the exact skills and experience they want!

So if you want to play your part in changing the way we live and work for a low carbon World,  take a moment to reflect about your current job and consider if by doing your job you are part of the cause of climate change.  If the answer is yes, here is a company you might not have heard of who may well hold the key to your next career move, and they are hiring right now!  Take a look at the two vacancies below:

 

Project Manager

10 10
Contract: One year (with possibility of extension)

Salary: £24,050 – £26,550pa depending on experience.

Location: Camden Town, north London

Hours: Full time

Deadline: 5pm, 1st March 2017
Hi, we’re 10:10 – we bring people together to do bold, beautiful things that help tackle climate change.

Are you someone with a real passion for getting stuff done, especially when it comes to clean energy and climate solutions? Do you love the idea of working with communities and practitioners to take projects from a twinkle in the eye to having real impact and laying the groundwork for scaled-up solutions? Are you a plate spinner – able to jump from a phone call with a passionate volunteer to a meeting with a commercial developer or policy maker? Do you know we won’t get the job of tackling climate change done unless we’re willing to get our hands dirty with some real world solutions, and get as many people involved in those solutions as possible?

We should talk.

About the role

We’ve got a load of new, exciting and practical projects in the pipeline, all aiming to drive participation in climate solutions. You’ll be responsible for ensuring projects live up to their potential – delivering on time and in budget.

Our ideal candidate would have real world experience of delivering practical projects, preferably in energy or environmental fields, and now want to put those skills to use in a campaigning context. You’ll need an eye for opportunity and impact – we want to deliver projects that lead from the front and influence culture and policy – so you’ll work with our communications and campaigns team to tell our stories and maximise our impact. Think big community share offers that get everyone chipping in, innovative models that break new ground and case studies that capture the media’s attention and sow the seeds of public inspiration.

As a member of our campaign team, you’ll report to our lead campaigner and work alongside campaign managers, assistants and our director of strategy. As a key member of the 10:10 family you’ll be part of a small, passionate, nimble, unique and positive organisation that cares about its people, its project and, ultimately, the planet.

Climate change sucks, we’re doing something about it. Come join us.

Person specification

Competencies can be demonstrated by both paid and voluntary experience.

Must haves

Demonstrable experience of project delivery.

High standard of written and spoken communication skills.

Excellent organisational and time management skills.

Experience working in or with voluntary or community level organisations.

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with colleagues and multiple and diverse project partners including local groups, volunteers and funders, internally and externally.

Ability to think creatively and generate new project and tactic ideas.

Ability to digest, understand and analyse information independently.

Adaptability, enthusiasm and ability to take initiative.

Flexibility around work schedules.

Basic working knowledge of community and local energy projects.

Commitment to 10:10’s positive approach to climate campaigning.

Wouldn’t hurt

Knowledge of, and interest in, crowd investment and renewable energy finance.

Working subject knowledge of climate change in general and the UK climate campaigning landscape specifically.

Event management experience.

Experience of working with mainstream media and social media.

Experience of digital marketing or campaigns.

Understanding of cultural and behaviour change campaigns and strategies.

Ability to write fun and engaging copy, simply conveying complicated or technical concepts.

Some experience of project business planning.

About 10:10

We’re on the way to a cleaner, cleverer, low-carbon world, and everyone deserves a chance to help build it. 10:10 creates these chances, and brings people together to make the most of them. We take a collective approach, turning individual actions at a local level into a force for bigger changes.

We don’t have any secret formulas or silver bullets, but we do have an amazing community of people working together to power a village with local hydro power, stand up for onshore wind and tell tales of solutions and optimism.

So we dream up projects, build tools and spread success stories to make sure these people have the help and inspiration they need to keep going further. Recent campaigns include So we dream up projects, build tools and spread success stories to make sure these people have the help and inspiration they need to keep going further. Recent campaigns include Solar Schools, Keep Fits, Blown Away, Energy Local, It’s Happening and Back Balcombe.

As an organisation we’re committed to our culture. We operate with a flat management team (instead of a CEO) and try to reduce hierarchy wherever we can. Organisational culture away days keep our values and principles alive and we work together to keep our team as supported, empowered and cared for as possible. Recent new policies include sabbaticals and paid volunteer leave, and we’re committed to supporting non professional activists by sharing our space and skills.

And there’s cake. Arguably too much cake.

How to apply    

Please send a CV and covering letter, preferably as two separate attachments, to jobs@1010uk.org with “projects manager” in your email subject line by 5pm on the 1st of March. You will need to be available for interviews in the week commencing 6th March. We would also appreciate it if you could complete an equal opportunities monitoring form. This will be stored separately to your application and is purely to help 10:10 assess and improve our recruitment processes.

Your CV should tell us your qualifications and training, previous experience (paid or voluntary), and point us to some references too. In your covering letter, tell us a bit about why you think you’re suited to the role – referring to the person specification – why you want to work for us and what you think you’d bring to the team. And please let us know where you heard about the vacancy.

If you have any questions about the role, or your suitability,  please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 0207 388 6688 and asking to chat to Max.

10:10 is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of their background. We value diversity whilst also acknowledging that people from certain backgrounds are underrepresented in our organisation. We are keen to correct this, so particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people who identify as having a disability; people from the LGBT+ community; and people who identify as working class (or have done in the past). If you don’t feel confident enough to apply, please get in touch with us for a chat – we’d love to talk to you!

 

Campaigns Manager

10 10
Contract: One year (with possibility of extension)

Salary: £24,050 – £26,550pa depending on experience.

Location: Camden Town, north London

Hours: Full time

Deadline: 5pm, 1st March 2017
Hi, we’re 10:10 – we bring people together to do bold, beautiful things that help tackle climate change.

Are you someone with a passion for tackling climate change in a way that gets everyone involved? Are you a creative thinker with a positive, practical attitude? Do you get fired up by the climate solutions already at our fingertips and want to see them getting the attention they deserve?  Do politics, climate and energy policy float your boat – but the thought of wearing a suit make you want to run a mile? Where have you been all our life?

We’re looking for a campaigns manager to join our campaigns team and lead on delivery of some of our trademark positive, participatory public campaigns, accelerating the move to a low carbon Britain. With a rapidly changing political climate, 10:10’s work responding to the carbon cutting challenge is needed now more than ever. We need a savvy campaigner with an eye for engagement and impact who can help us seize opportunities to turn broad and shallow public backing for climate action into an active force ready to demand it. Our ideal candidate would have some experience in a campaigning field and a sense of what it takes to mobilise people and influence decision makers.

About the role

You’ll be a key member of the campaigns team, responsible for projects which require both campaigning and communications brains, and designed to challenge the barriers to the low carbon future we want. Supported by colleagues you’ll contribute to the design and planning of campaigns – and take responsibility for delivering them. You’ll work collaboratively with the communications team to spread our key messages far and wide, and leverage the greatest impact possible.

As someone working on live issues you’ll be expected to pick up and run with relevant contextual information, and be able to write copy that can keep the public and supporters informed and engaged – making things simple and positive. Working within strategy and project plans that have been collaboratively developed, you’ll be able to put forward your own ideas for campaign activities, particularly in reaction to changing events. Different campaigns mean different tactics, so you’ll be adaptable and relish turning your hand to different approaches, from online petitions to publicity grabbing interventions.

You’ll report to the lead campaigner and work alongside other campaigns team members as well as the communications and fundraising teams. As a key member of the 10:10 family you’ll be part of a small, passionate, nimble, unique and positive organisation that cares about its people, its project and , ultimately, the planet.

Climate change sucks, we’re doing something about it. Come join us.

Person specification

Competencies can be demonstrated by both paid and voluntary experience.

Must-haves

Demonstrable experience of campaign delivery.

High standard of written and spoken communication skills.

Excellent organisational and time management skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with colleagues and multiple project partners such as campaigners, volunteers and funders, internally and externally.

Ability to think creatively and generate new campaign and tactic ideas.

Ability to digest, understand and analyse information independently.

Adaptability, enthusiasm and ability to take initiative.

Flexibility around work schedules.

Basic working knowledge of UK climate and energy context and policy.

Commitment to 10:10’s positive approach to climate campaigning.

Wouldn’t hurt

Working subject knowledge of climate change in general and the UK climate campaigning landscape specifically.

Experience of working with mainstream media and social media.

Event management experience.

Experience of digital marketing or campaigns.

Understanding of cultural and behaviour change campaigns and strategies.

Ability to write fun and engaging copy, simply conveying complicated or technical concepts.

About 10:10

We’re on the way to a cleaner, cleverer, low-carbon world, and everyone deserves a chance to help build it. 10:10 creates these opportunities, and brings people together to make the most of them. We take a collective approach, turning individual actions at a local level into a force for bigger changes.

We don’t have any secret formulas or silver bullets, but we do have an amazing community of people working together to power a village with local hydro power, stand up for onshore wind and tell tales of solutions and optimism.

So we dream up projects, build tools and spread success stories to make sure these people have the help and inspiration they need to keep going further. Recent campaigns include Solar Schools, Keep Fits, Blown Away, Energy Local, It’s Happening and Back Balcombe.

As an organisation we’re committed to our culture. We operate with a flat management team (instead of a CEO) and try to reduce hierarchy wherever we can. Organisational culture away days keep our values and principles alive and we work together to keep our team as supported, empowered and cared for as possible. Recent new policies include sabbaticals and paid volunteer leave, and we’re committed to supporting non professional activists by sharing our space and skills.

And there’s cake. Arguably too much cake.

How to apply      

Please send a CV and covering letter, preferably as two separate attachments, to jobs@1010uk.org with “campaigns manager” in your email subject line by 5pm on the 1st of March. You will need to be available for interviews in the week commencing 6th March. We would also appreciate it if you could complete an equal opportunities monitoring form. This will be stored separately to your application and is purely to help 10:10 assess and improve our recruitment processes.

Your CV should tell us your qualifications and training, previous experience (paid or voluntary), and point us to some references too. In your covering letter, tell us a bit about why you think you’re suited to the role – referring to the person specification – why you want to work for us and what you think you’d bring to the team. And please let us know where you heard about the vacancy.

If you have any questions about the role, or your suitability, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 0207 388 6688 and asking to chat to Max.

10:10 is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of their background. We value diversity whilst also acknowledging that people from certain backgrounds are underrepresented in our organisation. We are keen to correct this, so particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people who identify as having a disability; people from the LGBT+ community; and people who identify as working class (or have done in the past). If you don’t feel confident enough to apply, please get in touch with us for a chat – we’d love to talk to you!

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