Brighton, Brighton and Hove
£30,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

The Climate Parliament is an international network of Members of Parliament concerned about the climate emergency and committed to accelerating the global transition to clean energy. We work mainly with national legislators in Africa, Asia, the Arab region and Latin America. Among other activities, we organise international parliamentary roundtable meetings at which MPs learn about climate and energy issues, exchange experience, and become part of a network of like-minded colleagues. We have had a major impact on renewable energy budgets, laws and policies in a number of countries.


Over the next two years, we will be collaborating with the UK Department for International Development, the European Commission and the UN Industrial Development Organisation on a project to engage African, Arab, Asian and small island legislators on issues of climate, clean energy and energy access. The programme will include a series of parliamentary roundtable meetings, each one bringing together around 30 MPs for two days. In parallel, we will be convening meetings in collaboration with other donors.


We are looking for an Executive Assistant to the Climate Parliament’s Secretary-General, based in Brighton. The Executive Assistant will help to organise international roundtable meetings, monitor budgets and cash flow, make payments and liaise with accountants, manage the Climate Parliament website, and handle administrative tasks. The salary before tax will be £30,000 per annum. The contract will run to the end of 2021, with the possibility of extension.


Candidates must:


  • Have a relevant university degree.
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English, with good writing skills.
  • Have relevant work experience.
  • Get along well with colleagues and work well in a team.
  • Be well organised and self-motivated, able to work without day-to-day supervision.
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK.
  • Be based in or near Brighton, or be prepared to move to Brighton.


In addition, any of the following are desirable:


  • Fluent French.
  • Fluent Arabic.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Knowledge of energy policy.
  • Experience of development work, especially in Africa.
  • Knowledge of renewable energy or climate science.
  • Experience working with MPs.


The Climate Parliament has no central office. Each staff member works from home in their own part of the world, with plenty of interaction with colleagues through Skype and email. You need to be sure that you will be happy working from home. This suits some people, but it doesn’t suit everyone.


Women and people from developing countries are encouraged to apply.


Please submit your CV and a cover letter if possible by 15 February, 2020.

Posted on: 30 January 2020
Closed date: 20 February 2020
Tags: Admin, Communications, PR

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.