This is an exciting opportunity to work with diverse organisations, networks and movements across Scotland, the UK and internationally in creating a series of digital and in person mobilisations on the ‘road to COP’, culminating with a successful, safe huge public event with an expected 500,000 people attending.
Funded for a fixed term January 2021 – December 2021.
Initially working remotely, you will be based in Glasgow and hosted by Friends of the Earth Scotland, with another Officer based in London, hosted by War on Want. The two Mass Mobilisation and Digital Engagement Officers will work closely to ensure a co-ordinated and successful delivery of mobilisation moments in the lead-up to COP26.
The post-holder will work with and alongside other key stakeholders such as NGOs, faith groups, trade unions, direct action groups, student and youth, migrant and racial justice, grassroots and international climate justice networks to ensure that popular mobilisations in response to the post COVID-19 economic crisis both integrate and centre climate demands, and anchor a ‘movement of movements’ approach.
As this is a UK Government hosted COP taking place in the devolved administration of Scotland, there is an unusual context to these talks. In planning and preparing for the mass mobilisation in November 2021, there will be cross-border political and civil society dynamics to consider, in addition to the repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The post-holder will need to be an excellent networker, highly organised, with a strong track record of planning and implementing events, preferably on a large-scale. Experience in online mobilisations and digital engagement is also required. Managed by the Coalition’s Glasgow Coordinator, also hosted by FoES, the role will be accountable to the Coalition. The post-holder will work closely with Coalition Working Groups, in particular the Mobilisation, Communications, and Glasgow Local Working Groups, in a flexible and open way that fully involves them in the planning and implementation of the mass mobilisations and any other planned mobilisations (digital and in person).
We would particularly like to encourage applications from people of colour / black or brown people and people most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice who are currently under-represented in the climate and environmental movements in the UK. Due to the UK's racist border policies we are unable to arrange work permits for applicants without UK residency.
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