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 350 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 ECF is brings together diverse perspectives and backgrounds to find the best innovative solutions to tackle climate change. We are focusing on engaging and hiring great people from a wide diversity of backgrounds to strengthen the cause. If you share our values of respect, innovation, and collaboration, join us.
About the role
The ECF’s strategic communications team is the outreach unit of the foundation. Its role is to act as a centre of expertise for communication on climate change and to play an active role in helping create more political, media and public endorsement for action on climate change at an international, national and sectoral level. Team members deliver strategic advice, communications and outreach support to ECF’s programmes and its grantees, and work as part of a global network of communications experts to enhance the public debate on climate change and its solutions.
As Operations Director, Strategic Communications you will have responsibility for the day-to-day management and smooth functioning of the Operations Team serving the growing Strategic Communications unit. This will include oversight of financial management, HR, grant management / procurement, IT and, in due course, office management functions. Working collaboratively, you will ensure the Operations Team addresses evolving operational needs effectively, enabling our collective impact.
This is a new role with substantial leadership, delivery and transformation aspects and a mostly internal focus. It will suit an experienced operations professional who enjoys delivering quality services in a complex and dynamic set up.
You will join at an exciting time, when the strategic communications team is preparing to move to a new operating structure in 2022. Reporting to Senior Management, you will work in close partnership with the Senior Project Manager responsible for the transition, ensuring that current and future operations are well aligned. Other key relationships include the wider Strategic Comms Management; Legal; Measurement, Evaluation and Learning; as well as ECF operations teams.
Experience and competencies
The ideal candidate will have:
What we offer
Flexible. Candidates must be located in a European time zone. We may be able to provide co-working spaces in some locations.
Only candidates with the right to work in their location will be considered. ECF will not support relocation for this role.
How to apply
Please click on the ‘apply for job’ button to submit your application. For this role, kindly submit a MS Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing your motivation and how you are suited to this role. Please name your submitted files with the following reference: ECF_OpsD.
Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.
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