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Network Coordinator (Oil and Gas)

Aberdeen, Aberdeen City (Hybrid)
Glasgow, Glasgow City
Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Inverness, Highland Council
From £41,218 per year
Contract (1 year FTC with the possibility of extension)
Job description

As a Network Coordinator, you will help bring together groups, organisations and other stakeholders to drive forward campaigns to end north sea oil and gas extraction and secure a just transition for workers and communities. You will play a key role in strengthening the movement, through helping to convene highly impactful campaigning coalitions and networks, seeding and supporting campaign interventions and offering expert support & advice. 

About us

Uplift uses research, campaigning, and advocacy to support a just transition away from fossil fuels in the UK on a timeline that is commensurate with a safe climate. We are looking for a Network Coordinator to help drive forward our network building and public campaigning activities across Scotland, and the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to join Uplift at a critical time ahead of a general election and help strengthen the movement away from oil and gas in the UK and towards a just transition for workers and communities.

The role

If you’re passionate about climate justice, especially holding the UK government to account and have a coalition and movement mindset - valuing the importance of movement coordination and generosity, then this role could be perfect for you. You will need a strong understanding of the movement ecology in the UK, especially in Scotland, and understand the unique role different actors play in bringing about change.

Based in Scotland and with a good understanding of the Scottish movement ecology, you will be able to map and bring together groups, organisations, stakeholder and constituents to campaign on fossil fuels. You will strengthen partnerships and scope new allies whilst helping to drive forward campaigning interventions and mobilising groups around key moments throughout 2024 and beyond. You will work closely with key campaigning organisations in Scotland and internally with Uplifts Campaigns and Movement Building team to support network building activities across the UK.


Core responsibilities include:

  • Building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders, groups and organisations, across Scotland, and the rest of the UK, including with key allies campaigning to end oil and gas extraction.
  • Coordinate network building and coalition activities to help strengthen the network of groups organising around a phase out of fossil fuels in the UK.
  • Provide campaigning support and advice to groups wanting to take action on north sea oil and gas expansion and a just transition.
  • Develop campaign resources and network communications in collaboration with key partners and networks.
  • Help design and deliver mobilisations and actions across Scotland and support the execution of campaign strategies and interventions in collaboration with partners.
  • Be the first point of contact for groups and organisations in Scotland - holding the central coordination function for Uplift. 
  • Facilitate spaces for groups to come together and coordinate timely and effective communications with groups.   
  • Work with the Campaigns and Movement Building team to help strengthen the networks of groups taking action on fossil fuel campaigns across the UK - particularly during nationwide mobilisations or campaign moments. 
  • Be an active member of the Campaigns and Movement building team - participating in and helping to shape campaign and network strategies whilst contributing to a healthy team and organisational culture.
  • Represent Uplift externally at events, coalition meetings and network gatherings. Carry out media spokesperson activities where appropriate.

About you

Our ideal candidate will have: 

  • Experience in a similar or related role.
  • Be based in Scotland and have a good working knowledge of the wider movement ecology in Scotland.
  • A track record of guiding and supporting effective campaigning coalitions.
  • A good understanding of campaign strategy and an ability to know when to apply a range of tactics based on target, audience and the campaign cycle.
  • Previous experience of movement building, including an understanding of the principles of mobilising and organising and an appreciation of the role different actors (the grassroots, NGOs, unions etc) play in social change.
  • A strong commitment to Uplift’s mission and core values of equity and climate justice.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build strong, trusting relationships with a variety of groups and organisations, as well as with colleagues (through written communications, online calls and in-person gatherings).
  • Highly motivated, collaborative and organised - able to coordinate fast paced campaigns across multiple networks.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the core of Uplift’s values and therefore we strongly encourage applications from candidates whose backgrounds or accessibility/support needs mean they have been traditionally under-represented in the climate and environment sector. If you are unsure if you meet the requirements or feel you will be disadvantaged by the process then please email us (see contact details in the attached Job Description) so we can see how we might provide support.

We can only consider candidates who are already eligible to work in the UK.

Application Instructions

For the application please submit a CV (2 pages) and cover letter (2 pages). Please note that we can only accept applications with both a CV and a cover letter. Please use the cover letter to say why you want to work for Uplift and how you could use your experience to meet the responsibilities of the role. Should you have any specific questions you wish to discuss about your application then send us an email (see contact details in the attached Job Description).

Successful applicants may be asked to complete a short exercise. Following the completion of the exercise, a smaller group of applicants will be invited for an interview. We are shortlisting applicants and inviting them to an interview after 27th May 2024.

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Posted on: 16 April 2024
Closed date: 12 May 2024 at 23:00
Job ref: NCS-16-424CJ
Tags: Campaigning, Advocacy, Volunteer Management

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