Leeds City Centre, West Yorkshire
£41,455 per year (pro rata at 0.2 FTE)
Contract, 3.75 years, Part-time
Job description

We are recruiting a Strategy Lead to join our existing team and work with us in developing our ‘Movement Building’ work, as part of an exciting, city-wide project funded by the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund, called Climate Action Leeds.

About Climate Action Leeds

We are living in a time of emergency. It is a time of unprecedented crises and challenges - but it is also a time of hope. Leeds has declared a climate emergency, and we are beginning to see changes - but not fast enough, not bold enough, not deep enough.

To address this, we need to organise, join forces and put forward a plan that works not only for the climate, but for people and communities. That’s why Leeds Love It Share It is looking to grow a team of people who are committed to tackling the climate emergency through big and bold community-led action with climate justice at its heart - people who can connect, support, guide and mobilise individuals and communities across the city.

Job overview

This role is part of Climate Action Leeds' Work Package 2 – City-wide movement building. The successful applicant will lead the overall strategic direction of the work package, including strategically supporting the overall movement building approach, supporting the development of team members, building relationships across the city, engaging with partners and troubleshooting across the programme, and leading a programme of research to support Climate Action Leeds. We are looking for someone who already has excellent contacts and profile across Leeds, and an established track record of participation in climate action across the city. The successful applicant will have excellent and proven research and leadership skills that can be directly applied to taking forward the work of Climate Action Leeds.

The successful applicant will act as a freelancer with Leeds Love It Share It on behalf of Our Future Leeds, and work as part of a team of six other staff members and many more volunteers and partners.

This post is 1 day per week and can be undertaken flexibly.

Key outcomes for this role in the next 12 months will be:

  • Successful leadership of the city-wide movement building work package
  • Leading a programme of research work in collaboration with work package staff to develop a doughnut economics City Plan for Leeds
  • Support for an excellent programme of training and the emergence of a City Hub
  • Demonstration of excellent staff support and development
  • High profile leadership and partnership building for Climate Action Leeds across the city
  • Strategic partnership building across the programme

Duties and responsibilities

  • Relationship building
  • Strategic support
  • Team development
  • Research

For more details on the role and organisation please see the background info section in the Application Pack. Deadline for applications is midnight Thursday 11 November 2021.

More about Leeds Love It Share It
Leeds Love It Share It

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Refreshed on: 20 October 2021
Closed date: 11 November 2021
Tags: Campaigning, Senior Management

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