Recruitment

Faith for the Climate Interim Network Coordinator

1 day/week

4 month post, starting 1st March 2020

£700/month.


We are also seeking an Interim Communications Officer and are open to the possibility of both roles being carried out by the same person.

Reporting to: FFTC Chair, Canon Giles Goddard

Faith for the Climate was founded as an interfaith network in the run up to the 2015 COP in Paris and has made a significant contribution to the climate change movement in England. In the run-up to COP21 it enabled the Pilgrimage to Paris and was the UK focus for OurVoices.

Since then, with financial contributions from members including Christian Aid, Tearfund, Islamic Relief and CAFOD, and start up funding from GreenFaith and the Network for Social Change in 2019, we have made significant progress. Network membership has tripled and become much more diverse. The network now has a website, twitter feed and monthly e-news, termly network meetings with training workshops, an annual gathering for members, and is regularly asked to provide speakers for events and in the media.

In addition, with funding from Religions for Peace we have invested in capacity building for climate action with the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Muslim communities, work that is already bearing fruit with the launch of the NBO’s Eco Dharma network, for example. We have a strong steering group and are about to register as a charity with a Board of Trustees.

The Faith for the Climate Network has a key role to play in 2020 and beyond, continuing to bring together and support all our members in faith based climate action in the run-up to the COP26 talks, and in co-ordinating and resourcing collective action.

Following the relocation of our current Coordinator, Lizzie Nelson, we are seeking an Interim Network Coordinator pending recruitment to a more permanent role later in the year. The successful applicant will have a demonstrable commitment to multi-faith working & engagement with climate change, experience of working in complex, multi-layered partnerships, excellent communication and administrative skills and the ability to lead Faith for the Climate in these challenging times.

We are also seeking an Interim Communications Officer and are open to the possibility of both roles being carried out by the same person. To view the Job Description for the Interim Communications Officer please visit our website.

Main tasks:

  • Develop and implement the COP26 engagement strategy with the COP Faith Task Group, leading on two key events in 2020 - the May Gathering and September Faiths Lobby

  • Ensure take-up of resources created through the Religions for Peace partnership for local interfaith groups to use, as COP26 falls during national Interfaith Week

  • Provide the secretariat to the Faiths COP task group and its sub groups, liaising with the COP26 office, the Environmental Issues Network and other related organisations to ensure advocacy for an effective outcome from COP26

  • Provide termly network meetings, enabling all our members to meet, talk to and learn from one another, with attached training workshops (as for example, our last one with Hope for the Future, which was very well attended and received)

  • Liaise with the Communications Officer to ensure the communications strategy is delivered promptly and to a high standard.

  • Liaise with the Partnership Lead to assist in delivery of the partnership work with Religions for Peace and the implementation of plans for Greenfaith International.

  • Co-ordinate faith based action in England and Wales with the Climate Coalition and other climate-focused organisations - promoting and resourcing faith communities to engage with Climate Coalition campaigns such as Show the Love

Location: it is likely that the successful applicant will work remotely but office accommodation at St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, London SE1 is also feasible.

This is a short term, freelance, consultancy role. The successful applicant will be responsible for their own tax, National Insurance and pension arrangements.

To apply please send a letter no more than 2 sides of A4 explaining why you would like the role and what experience and skills you would bring, and a CV to 

Faith Biddle. faithb@fwcc.world by 12 noon on Wednesday , 12th February.

Interviews will be held, in London, on Thursday 27th February.

For further information or to discuss the role, please contact Lizzie Nelson: lizzie@faithfortheclimate.org.uk

Faith for the Climate Interim Communications Officer

4 hours/week

4 month post, starting 1st March 2020

£320/month


We are also seeking an Interim Network Coordinator and are open to the possibility of both roles being carried out by the same person.

Reporting to: FFTC Chair, Canon Giles Goddard

Faith for the Climate was founded as an interfaith network in the run up to the 2015 COP in Paris and has made a significant contribution to the climate change movement in England. In the run-up to COP21 it enabled the Pilgrimage to Paris and was the UK focus for OurVoices.

Since then, with financial contributions from members including Christian Aid, Tearfund, Islamic Relief and CAFOD, and start up funding from GreenFaith and the Network for Social Change in 2019, we have made significant progress. Network membership has tripled and become much more diverse. The network now has a website, twitter feed and monthly e-news, termly network meetings with training workshops, an annual gathering for members, and is regularly asked to provide speakers for events and in the media.

In addition, with funding from Religions for Peace we have invested in capacity building for climate action with the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Muslim communities, work that is already bearing fruit with the launch of the NBO’s Eco Dharma network, for example. We have a strong steering group and are about to register as a charity with a Board of Trustees.

The Faith for the Climate Network has a key role to play in 2020 and beyond, continuing to bring together and support all our members in faith based climate action in the run-up to the COP26 talks, and in co-ordinating and resourcing collective action.

We are seeking an Interim Communications Officer for four months, pending recruitment to a more permanent role later in the year. The successful applicant will have a track record of communication on the internet and social media, excellent writing skills and a demonstrable commitment to multi-faith working & engagement with climate change. 
 We are also seeking an Interim Network Coordinator and are open to the possibility of both roles being carried out by the same person. To view the Job Description for the Interim Network Coordinator please see our website.

Main tasks:

  • Managing the FFTC Twitter account, showcasing the work of our members @fftcnetwork, and building our social media presence.

  • Maintaining and developing the FFTC website updating it with at least one new News item per month.

  • Providing a web based platform to take all our member organisations, and through them, their supporters on a journey towards the COP - hosting the key messaging, resources, and as a central hosting point for information on national and local faith events

  • Continuing to support, engage, network and encourage our members through our monthly e-newsletter, highlighting member news and events and campaigns, including for example Buddhist Action Month in June and Mitzvah Day in November

  • Working alongside the COP Faith Task Group to raise awareness and encourage faith groups engagement in the run-up to the Glasgow conference, especially the May Gathering at Friends’ House and the Faith Climate Lobby in September.

Location: it is likely that the successful applicant will work remotely but office accommodation at St John’s Church, Waterloo, London SE1 is feasible.

This is a short term, freelance, consultancy role. The successful applicant will be responsible for their own tax, National Insurance and pension arrangements.

To apply please send a letter no more than 2 sides of A4 explaining why you would like the role and what experience and skills you would bring, and a CV to 

Faith Biddle. faithb@fwcc.world by 12 noon on Wednesday , 12th February.

Interviews will be held, in London, on Thursday 27th February.

For further information or to discuss the role, please contact Lizzie Nelson: lizzie@faithfortheclimate.org.uk

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