Job Opportunities

Communications Officer / Manager (dependant on experience)

07 October 2020

Stichting Climate Strategies is looking for an experienced Communications Officer/Manager to become an integral member of our dynamic team!

This is an excellent opportunity to make a real contribution to global climate action, by playing a pivotal function in strengthening and growing the impact of Climate Strategies’ work, specifically through:

  • Developing and delivering the Climate Strategies communication strategy to inform, persuade and mobilise key audiences;
  • Utilise excellence in communications to enhance Climate Strategies’ approach to engagement, focused on two-way dialogue and the co-creation of knowledge
  • Growing our media presence and acting as first point of contact for all media relations;
  • Drafting and editing press releases, media briefings, articles, Op Eds & quotes;
  • Managing our website and dedicated project specific websites, as well as all social media presence, maximising reach and engagement with a variety of audiences;
  • Managing the publication of reports, policy briefs, etc. making sure they are attractive and engaging;
  • Supporting successful delivery of physical and online events;
  • Developing and integrating our visual identity across our external facing platforms and across relevant projects;
  • Identifying new opportunities for promotion and communication of our work;
  • Supporting the Members, Board, Managing Director and programme staff on any communications-related matters;

If you are interested, we want to hear from you!

About us

Climate Strategies is an international, not-for-profit network, with operations in the UK and the Netherlands, that aims to improve climate policy through meaningful interactions between decision-makers and climate policy researchers across Europe and internationally.

Our approach:
Inspire: Incubate ideas and develop climate policy research proposals
Engage: Organise consultations and facilitate dialogue among researchers and climate policymakers
Convene: Initiate, plan and organise multi-disciplinary events
Translate: Publish research in accessible formats in order to inform relevant audiences

What we are looking for

Our small team is looking for a person who is a confident climate communicator and writer, independent, creative and efficient in their work, likes working in a team and is a proactive problem solver.

Your skills and experience:

  • Significant experience creating engaging climate change content and effective communication of complex climate issues;
  • Ability to distil complex issues into accessible and meaningful content;
  • Experience tailoring communication for diverse audiences, including a range of beliefs, attitudes and values;
  • Excellent writing style;
  • Experience with working with media of all kinds;
  • Professional user of social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, blogs etc);
  • Strong graphic design skills, including the use of Adobe products;
  • Experience working on impactful events;
  • Ability to prioritise and manage several tasks simultaneously, multitasking across a range of project portfolios and support activities;
  • Ability to communicate and promote complex issues, publications etc. in an engaging and accessible manner;
  • Excellent verbal communication;
  • A self-starter who is happy to take the initiative to drive improvements and innovation;
  • Interest in the pivotal role of well-run communication to research achieving real-world impact;
  • Experience of working with a high degree of professionalism when interacting with colleagues at all levels;
  • A supportive team player who will go the extra mile to help their colleagues;
  • Dedication to promoting and supporting equality and diversity in the workplace;
  • At least 2 years’ relevant professional experience;
  • Experience with working with academia and policy-makers;
  • Proven interest in global climate issues.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to influence policy debates in the fields of climate change, energy, just transitions and sustainable development policy
  • Exposure to a wide range of topics, geographies, and internationally leading climate thinkers
  • The opportunity to genuinely shape and advance a rapidly evolving organisation
  • A full-time position with competitive salary (indicative range depending on experience: € 30,000 – 36,000 p.a.)

How to apply 

The job would be based in the Netherlands (ideally the Hague) under Dutch law, with a possibility for flexible arrangements of working part-time in an office environment, part-time from home.

Applicants should send a short CV and a cover letter (max 2 pages) explaining how they meet the above requirements, by email to admin@climatestrategies.org, including your name and the position (Communications Officer / Manager) in the subject line. The deadline for applications is 14:00 CEST on Thursday, 22.10.2020.

Please note you must have a legal right to live and work in the Netherlands.

 

A selection of Climate Strategies' supporters and collaborators

Green Climate Fund
JIN Climate and Sustainability
Mälardalen University
Global Climate Forum (GCF)
Perspectives Climate Group
Climate-KIC
ClimateWorks Foundation
ELKA-KAS
ICM
ICS
FES-Geneva
Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
Uongozi Institute
World Bank
Dutch minitstry
KRF
Arcellor
Oak Foundation
ECF
Mercator
T&F
CF
DEA
FCO
French Ministry
HC
KAS
Kei
radboud
Stanley
The Centre
TATA
CCC
BMUB2
BMUB
EC
IDDRI
DIW Berlin
DFID
BEIS
CIFF
CDKN