The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was founded in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help tackle climate change by fostering the development of a low-carbon society at the national, European and global level.
We support over 1.000 partner organisations to carry out activities that contribute to the public debate on climate action, drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero emissions economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.
As towns, cities and countries around the world declare climate emergencies, seas rise, forests burn, glaciers melt, increasing numbers of people take to the streets demanding urgent action and our societies begin to wake up to what the science has been saying for many years, there has never been a more important time to be working on climate change.
The advertised position is with the Global Strategic Communications Council (GSCC) – a global network of communications professionals in the field of climate, energy and nature. GSCC is a collaborative project hosted by the ECF.
Through our work, we aim to contribute to a world with a safe and stable climate for current and future generations. We hope to build broad support for just, inclusive, and equitable solutions to the climate crisis.
Our philanthropically funded work focuses on media debate and public discourse at the global level and in major economies across Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Americas. We support a diverse range of partners across sectors and geographies, helping them add their voices, views and insights to the conversation.
About the role
GSCC is currently accepting applications for an experienced and highly driven individual to join its leadership team as a Network Director. As a member of the leadership team, this role will work with the other Network Directors to ensure a stable and effective network. The role will also lead the work of the Europe desks. It offers a unique opportunity for an individual with a sincere interest in European politics and strategic climate communications to work with a talented team and play an active role in helping speed up the low carbon transition across Europe and beyond.
The Network Director should be an experienced and highly driven communications strategist in both social and traditional media, as well as a team leader who can oversee country desks in the UK, Germany, France, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Italy, and the Nordic countries as well as in Belgium, and helping partners across the region interface with an international network of communications experts.
We are looking for someone who has extensive experience of management across different geographies and cultures and a proven ability to build and maintain trust with colleagues. The ideal candidate will be someone with a track record of having developed teams via remote management. The Director will support colleagues to achieve impactful results through developing and implementing creative strategies that shift the political debate and public discourse on energy and climate issues. A considerable amount of work is focused on building alliances and alignment with new and existing partners, so strong diplomatic and negotiation skills are important. Further information will be provided to candidates selected for interviews.
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How to apply
Closing date: 29th January 2023
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