Partnerships Coordinator – Climate Parliament

Partnerships Coordinator

Brighton

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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

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.

Vacancy

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.

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Dream Job – Social Media Guru, World Cetacean Alliance

Social Media Guru

Brighton

worldcetaceanalliance
Volunteer • Part-time/Full-time • Permanent Closing Date:

23rd October 2016

The World Cetacean Alliance is the world’s largest Partnership working to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans). Through cooperation, the Partners of the World Cetacean Alliance aim to conserve and protect cetaceans and their habitats in the world’s oceans, seas and rivers, to ensure their continued health and survival.

The WCA is committed to preventing all cetaceans from being held in captivity except for rehabilitation and release purposes. We are also developing and implementing new concepts for responsible whale and dolphin watching with the potential to inspire and educate millions of people. Finally, we aim to expand the global community of people who care for cetaceans, have a desire to learn about them, and respect them.

We believe that local communities hold the key to protecting cetaceans and their habitats, supported by grass-roots organisations, knowledgeable individuals, and ecotourism experts (our Partners).

The World Cetacean Alliance connects its Partners both nationally and internationally. This local-to-global approach enables the Partnership to deliver coordinated and practical strategies on the ground whilst representing the views of its Partners on the international stage. Our approach will deliver a sustainable future for the world’s cetaceans, their habitats, and the global community of people reliant upon the sea.

Led by Honorary President Jean-Michel Cousteau, the World Cetacean Alliance launched on 8th June 2013, World Oceans Day. With BirdLife International – the world’s largest partnership of conservation organisations – providing advice in order to facilitate the development of the World Cetacean Alliance, the WCA Partnership has developed rapidly and is increasingly effective on a range of issues affecting cetaceans and their habitats.

About the role:

We are looking for a Social Media Guru(s) to help oversee all the social media channels that the WCA have.

Responsibilities:

• Help enhance our reputation via all our social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, and Google +

• Measure the success of any social media campaigns you undertake

• Create social media campaigns that are in keeping with the WCA brand

• Keep up to date with the latest social media trends and updates

• Contribute to our daily blog

What We’re Looking For:

The right candidate for this role will:

• Understand the digital landscape and new trends that can be acted upon

• Have the ability to multi task

• Be commercially-minded

• Have both an analytical and creative mind-set

• Be able to write quality content for the social media channels

• Have a good working knowledge of Microsoft packages; Excel, Word and Outlook

Contact:

Amanda Flint at  volunteer@worldcetaceanalliance.org or  01273 355011

Reference:

SMGuru

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Dream Job – Web Developer, World Cetacean Alliance

Web Developer

Brighton

Volunteer • Part-time/Full-time • Fixed Term Contract Closing Date:

23rd October 2016

The World Cetacean Alliance is the world’s largest Partnership working to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans). Through cooperation, the Partners of the World Cetacean Alliance aim to conserve and protect cetaceans and their habitats in the world’s oceans, seas and rivers, to ensure their continued health and survival.

The WCA is committed to preventing all cetaceans from being held in captivity except for rehabilitation and release purposes. We are also developing and implementing new concepts for responsible whale and dolphin watching with the potential to inspire and educate millions of people. Finally, we aim to expand the global community of people who care for cetaceans, have a desire to learn about them, and respect them.

We believe that local communities hold the key to protecting cetaceans and their habitats, supported by grass-roots organisations, knowledgeable individuals, and ecotourism experts (our Partners).

The World Cetacean Alliance connects its Partners both nationally and internationally. This local-to-global approach enables the Partnership to deliver coordinated and practical strategies on the ground whilst representing the views of its Partners on the international stage. Our approach will deliver a sustainable future for the world’s cetaceans, their habitats, and the global community of people reliant upon the sea.

Led by Honorary President Jean-Michel Cousteau, the World Cetacean Alliance launched on 8th June 2013, World Oceans Day. With BirdLife International – the world’s largest partnership of conservation organisations – providing advice in order to facilitate the development of the World Cetacean Alliance, the WCA Partnership has developed rapidly and is increasingly effective on a range of issues affecting cetaceans and their habitats.

About the role:

We are looking for a Web Developer who is willing to volunteer their time and help us build a website for Responsible Whale Watching around the world.

The successful candidates will be proactive and flexible, you will have an excellent eye for detail along with strong collaboration and problem-solving skills.

This is a great opportunity to work on the WCA websites and web applications (primarily WordPress and custom programming). Some work will also include working with backend technologies and attending meetings as required.

In an ideal world you should be educated to a degree level (or equivalent) in software or computer science, but if you have experience (development or coding) and no degree, then this is also good.

Contact

Dylan Walker  at volunteer@worldcetaceanalliance.org  or 01273 355011

Reference: WebDev2016

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