Project Officer – Climate

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Job Ref.: 
ProjectOfficer/AW/09/2018
Sector: 
Other
Job Location: 
London SE1
Recruiting For: 
a full time job position
Job Duration: 
9 Month Fixed Term Contract
Exact Salary: 
£23,600- £25,500 + 8% pension contribution
Salary and Benefits: 

Hours of work: 35 hrs per week with an expectation of some out of hours working

Holidays: 25 days per annum plus working days between Christmas and New Year, plus statutory bank holidays

Number of vacancies: 
1
Job starts now: 
Yes
I would like to receive applications from residents in: 
Lambeth and Southwark
Job Description: 

Job Description

You will play a key role in ensuring the smooth and impactful running of our projects in support of (1) scrutinising / challenging corporate lobbying activities, and (2) encouraging the oil & gas and power generation industries to align their business models with the goals of the Paris agreement. This is a varied role, which allows you to gain insight into the exciting world of AGM activism and shareholder resolutions, conduct research in support of resolutions for investors, and organise events to showcase our resolutions work.

This role has the potential to develop into a permanent contract.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the organisation and filing of resolutions (which will be voted on at companies’ Annual General Meetings (AGMs)), including promoting our resolutions to retail investors, and preparing the paperwork and securing the necessary co-filers to ensure our resolutions are successfully filed
  • Conducting research, fact-checking, proofreading and preparing investor briefings, reports and AGM questions
  • Organising events, such as investor roundtables and report launches
  • Writing website and social media content about campaign-related topics for a range of audiences
  • Assisting with operational tasks, including, but not limited to, drafting emails to our large base of supporters, coordinating internal climate-related updates and newsletters, and drafting reports to funders with the support of your line manager
  • Attending and/or shadowing meetings with professionals in the NGO and investment communities
  • Representing our organisation at AGMs and other events

Person specification

Essential:

  • Excellent organisation skills and strong attention to detail
  • Willingness to handle multiple tasks, changing priorities, and an ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrable research skills
  • Proven ability to analyse, interpret and communicate complex information
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work as part of a team and to build good relationships with external stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and confidence in setting an appropriate tone with different audiences (including companies and investors)
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude when dealing with difficult situations, and keep calm under pressure
  • A good understanding of our organisation and our objectives
  • A demonstrable interest in addressing climate change

Desirable:

  • Experience of campaigning for a social or environmental cause
  • Experience of working with the media
  • A good understanding of responsible investment
  • A good understanding of any of the following sectors: financial services, mining, oil and gas, and utilities sectors
  • Experience reaching out to and mobilising new groups
  • Additional languages are an asset

How to apply:

  • Please send us an up to date CV and Cover Letter that includes a Personal Statement.
  • Please describe why you would be perfect for this job. 

Make sure your application clearly explains your interests and the skills you would bring to the role. Please note that we are unable to progress applications that do not include all of the asked-for information.

 

CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2018 AT 9.00 AM

 

To apply for this job please email us a cover letter and your most up-to-date CV.

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