We're looking for a new team member to work with us October 2020 - April/May 2021!
You'll play a key role in accelerating the end of coal-fired power in the UK, in a way that strengthens the environmental justice movement and centres communities on the front lines of extraction.
You'll have experience of sustained grassroots campaigning and/or community organising with or in support of communities and have a proven commitment to climate justice.
We can train you up in practical campaign skills, and we hope we can learn a lot from you as well.
Before you apply
Please download the Recruitment Pack and read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully. We will offer you an interview based on the extent to which you meet the Person Specification.
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1. A covering letter (maximum 2 pages) to explain:
How you meet the Person Specification, giving examples of your experience.
Why you want to work with Coal Action Network as Campaigner (Maternity Cover)
2. Name and contact details of two referees
3. Completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
Please do NOT send us a CV with your application.
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