Sandbag Climate Campaign
We are seeking a new member of our team to drive successful campaigns influencing EU climate policy using our data-driven analysis.
The key responsibilities of the role are:
- Tracking closely the political agenda and policymaking process at EU level as well as key Member State level, on all climate and related matters;
- Getting insightful information on the political forces behind policy options;
- Fostering strong relationship with key stakeholders in political spheres, and other NGOs;
- Creating strategic plans for our campaigns;
- Promoting Sandbag’s recommendations to key stakeholders, such as policymakers at EU or Member State level, other NGOs and private businesses;
- Promoting Sandbag’s actions and recommendations to the wider public through the press and social media, e.g. drafting press releases, tweets etc.;
- Contributing to relevant campaigns from other NGOs and getting NGOs to support our own initiatives;
- Contributing to public consultations, roundtables, workshops as part of civil society;
- Contributing to Sandbag’s reports;
- Reporting on Sandbag’s campaigns and pitching our advocacy plans to funders.
As a day-to-day face of Sandbag in our most important constituency, the Campaigner will need to be a strong ambassador for the organisation, not just in their grasp of policy and politics, but in building and maintaining strong relationships with a wide array of different stakeholders.
The candidate will have:
- A passion for fighting climate change;
- a degree in a field relevant to Sandbag’s work;
- previous experience working as a political advocate, with a track record of successfully winning change;
- knowledge of the European policy making process and an understanding of the main elements of the EU’s response to the threat of climate change;
- recent experience working in Brussels;
- excellent organisational and planning skills;
- excellent communication skills in English, both in writing (blogs, articles, technical reports), presenting (public speaking, presentations) and in face-toface meetings;
- the ability to write with precision and attention to detail;
- the ability to understand technical material (legislation, charts, reports) and explain it effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences;
- the ability to learn quickly, be autonomous and take initiatives;
- familiarity and confidence using social media;
- a taste for networking and establishing new professional relationships;
- enthusiasm for working in a small organisation punching above its weight to achieve change;
- proficiency with MS Office; and
- the right to work in the European Union.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A masters degree;
- knowledge of the European carbon market and the decarbonisation challenges in industrial sectors;
- English as mother tongue; and
- fluency in European languages other than English.
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