Location: London Hours: 37.5 hrs Start date: August / early September Compensation: £34000 pro-rata Application instructions: Please email your CV, a filled out Diversity and Inclusion monitoring form, and a cover letter (no more than 1 page) setting out in brief why you would like to join Green New Deal UK and what you would bring to the campaign for a Green New Deal and the Action Organiser role to firstname.lastname@example.org - please put the job title in the subject line. Application Timeline: Applications will be accepted for this position until June 30th, candidates accepted for the next round will receive a task on July 2nd, with interviews being held the week of July 12th. This is a unique opportunity to join an organisation that’s building a movement of people from every part of the UK to fight for a response to the climate crisis that totally transforms our economy to deliver a safe climate and fairer society. If you’re willing to do what it takes to win a Green New Deal, and you’re passionate aboutpeople-powered change, then you could be Green New Deal UK’s new Action Organiser. This is an exciting period for our organisation - after 18 months of building energy for a Green New Deal, we will soon launch a new action focussed youth movement that aims to disrupt business as usual, define the agenda and make the next election a GND election. So we’re hiring a full-time Action Organiser to deliver creative & disruptive actions and interventions that can propel our movements demands into the mainstream and activate thousands of people into action. We have a small but nimble staff team that supports a volunteer-led movement. Any new addition to the team would need to be comfortable with working some weekends and evenings, and managing volunteers. Specific Job Responsibilities: The Action Organiser will plan and deliver high profile actions that grab headlines, create a moral crisis for decision makers and attract new young people to the movement. They will do this by:
- Working with teams across the organisation (comms, political, organising) to identify key action and intervention opportunities to disrupt business as usual and get a Green New Deal in the headlines
- Recruiting, building and maintaining empowering, inclusive and effective action teams of diverse young people
- Working with action teams to design and deliver safe, effective and empowering actions, including ensuring the wellbeing before, during and after for all participants
- Ensuring our actions always hit the right tone: causing disruption in a strategic way that engenders sympathy and polarises a majority of people towards us. This means carefully cultivating the tone,visuals, target and feel of each action; mobilising our sympathetic and authentic identity as young people fighting for their future.
- Responding quickly to opportunities as they present themselves
- Working to foster a healthy culture committed to practices that centre justice, anti-oppression and equity in all our work
- Is committed to breaking down the barrier between staff members and volunteers, giving volunteers real power and agency
- Is a creative and strategic thinker, with experience of creating and delivering campaign interventions
- Absolutely committed to the principles of climate justice and building an anti-oppressive and equitable movement.
- An active collaborator, able to build strategic alignment with diverse groups across the movement to deliver campaign interventions
- Willing to work evenings and some weekends and willing to travel across the country if required
- Flexible, embraces experimentation and takes initiative
- Brings a spirit of positivity, flexibility, and resilience to situations with a lot of uncertainty
- A team player - enthusiastic to learn and grow by being a key member of a nimble organising team.
- Has experience successfully organising safe and effective demonstrations/actions that have broken through into the media
- Has some experience and aptitude across a range of campaigning elements, from strategy, to digital, to action planning
- Has experience with, and demonstrated commitment to, social movements
- Experience of building and maintaining effective volunteering teams, and empowering and developing diverse people to engage
We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in progressive movements and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working-class or have done so in the past