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, 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
ClimateWorks Foundation
Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
Uongozi Institute
World Bank
Dutch minitstry
Oak Foundation
French Ministry
The Centre
DIW Berlin