We are seeking a new member of our advocacy team to help promote our data-driven climate policy to policymakers in Brussels and Strasbourg.
The role will require a broad understanding of European climate and energy policy and will involve regular contact with politicians, civil servants and other Brussels based stakeholder organisations. It will also be necessary to have, or to quickly acquire, an understanding of the policy making process in Europe.
As the day-to-day face of Sandbag in one our most important constituencies, the team member 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 ideal candidate will have some previous experience of working in advocacy, or in politics, though we are able to train up someone who is the ‘right fit’ for our organisation.
- cares passionately about fighting climate change.
- has experience as a political advocate, with a track record of successfully winning change.
- has knowledge of European policy making process and an understanding of the main elements of the EU’s response to the threat of climate change.
- supports a broad approach to tackling climate change; Sandbag’s stance is that rapid emissions reductions require a suite of lower and zero carbon technologies and actions.
- has experience in or knowledge of the decarbonisation challenges in industrial sectors.
- has excellent communication skills, both in writing (blogs, articles, technical reports), presenting (public speaking, power point presentations) and in face-to-face meetings.
- can understand technical material (legislation, charts, spreadsheets) and interpret it effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
- is a quick learner and a self-starter, happy working under their own initiative.
- enjoys networking and establishing new professional relationships.
- is confident addressing the media.
- proficient with MS office and experience with data analysis.
- is happy working as part of a small organisation punching above its weight to achieve change.
- fluency in European languages other than English is also beneficial.
The position is full time, based in Brussels, but with frequent travel to our London office, as well as elsewhere in Europe. The salary range is €35k-€45k (£26k-£33k), depending on experience. Due to the nature of the grant funding we receive, the position is initially for 6 months, but with a strong possibility that this will be extended.
How to Apply
Please apply by sending a short covering letter and CV (no more than 4 sides in total) to info[at]sandbag.org.uk by 9am on Wednesday 21st October. We will aim to interview shortly after the closing date.
21 October 2015