Fossil Free Politics Coordinator
The Fossil Free Politics campaign, launched in October 2019 by Corporate Europe Observatory, Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace Europe and Food and Water Action Europe, and supported by over 200 organisations, wants to stop the involvement of the fossil fuel industry in democratic decision making to halt climate chaos, fix our energy system, and protect people and planet. Similar to existing restrictions on tobacco industry lobbyists, we campaign for a firewall that cuts fossil fuel interests off from policy making: no more preferential treatment, private lobby meetings or partnerships.
Two years after the launch of the campaign, we are now aiming at reaching another level of impact on the public debate, increasing civil society and political support.
Currently, we are five organisations in the core coalition: Corporate Europe Observatory, Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace Europe, Food and Water Action Europe and Global Witness, with a team of around 10 people, most of us based in Brussels.
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated coordinator to further strengthen the Fossil Free Politics coalition and campaign, broaden awareness of our vision and demands and oversee the implementation of key campaign activities. You will support the functioning of the coalition; develop the campaign with new allies, activities and increased visibility; reach out to EU decision makers; produce campaign content and help with strategy and evaluation processes. You will work independently but coordinate closely with campaigners and the communication teams from the core coalition’s organisations.
Your main tasks will be to:
- lead and coordinate campaign activities for the coalition;
- lead on the development of campaign strategy for the campaign
- support the functioning of the coalition: organise coalition meetings, oversee and drive forward a workplan; set up specific calls or working groups when needed; organise strategy and meetings partner meetings; keep track of FFP budget expenditures;
- develop the network through outreach to potential new active allies, as well as regular communication with current partners, including supporting their campaigns
- develop ways to increase the visibility of the campaign in cooperation with the communications teams of the coalition groups to ensure that there is a strong communications voice in the work of FFP, including social media;
- maintaining and updating the FFP website in cooperation with an external programmer;
- Ensure there is an effective monitoring, learning and evaluation process for the campaign
- produce campaign content, such as infographics, social media material, blogs and op-eds on FFP-relevant issues;
- organise and participate in public events and actions, including the planning, implementation and de-briefing stages;
- be a spokesperson for the campaign at public events and with the media.
- Minimum three years of experience in civil society campaigning and coalition-building;
- good networking and communications skills;
- ability to work well in a coalition of organisations, ensuring collective solutions are found;
- excellent written and spoken English; a good command of French, Spanish or Dutch is an advantage and additional language skills are very welcome;
- pro-active style of working, a high level of self-organisation, and the ability to manage your own workload without supervision;
- strong commitment to the values of the Fossil Free Politics campaign;
- good knowledge of how the European Union functions;
- confidence in public speaking and speaking to the media;
- eligibility to work in the European Union
- a contract of 4 days a week (32 hours per week) from February 2022
- Fixed term contract: 1 year (possible extension)
- gross salary of between 2850€ and 3150€ (full time, depending on experience) plus a 13th month
- a challenging and fulfilling job
How to apply
Fossil Free Politics is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We encourage applications from anyone who believes they fit the essential requirements of the job, irrespective of age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or parental status, ethnicity, or religion / belief.
To apply please fill in part 1 and 2 of our application form (see below) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org stating “FFP coordinator” in the subject line in .docx or .odf file. The deadline for application is midnight 3rd January 2022.
Please note that CVs and cover letters will not be considered.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 14th January. Interviews will be held in Brussels in the third or fourth week of January 2022.
We look forward to reading your application and hopefully welcoming you by February (a later starting date can be negotiated).