Platform is committed to equality, diversity and social justice. We welcome anyone who shares these values. We particularly encourage applications from women, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities and other groups under represented in our areas of work. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled candidates to show their suitability for any role.
Our organisation is a small team of people working part-time, primarily from our London office, near Tower Bridge.
Platform is recruiting a new campaigner.
2.5 days per week – 20 hours (flexible) approx £31,000pa pro rata (based on a 40 hour week)
Deadline: noon on Monday 6th June.
Platform is looking for a new campaigner to work across a number of Platform projects. The successful candidate should be motivated to work towards climate justice, to democratise our energy system, and overcome oppression. They will work as part of a team on several Platform projects. These may include Fossil Free Culture, Voices that Shake!, Switched On London, building energy democracy, and mobilising to stop Europe’s new fossil fuel pipelines.
This is a flexible role. We expect the post-holder to particularly focus on one or more of the following:
- Outreach and movement-building
- Generating mass-media coverage to influence and reframe debates
- Producing social media content and email campaigns, and engaging audiences online
- Targeting and influencing decision-makers.
Depending on the candidate’s strengths and motivation, the role can develop to emphasise one or more of these aspects.
In any case, the campaigner will be responsible for:
- Producing and researching campaign materials
- Organising events
- Fundraising and reporting to funders
- Representing Platform at public events
For more details and how to apply, click here.
What current and former staff say:
“From 2008 to 2014 I worked at Platform on issues around oil, finance, sponsorship and the arts. Previously I worked in theatre and youth work. I found the diversity of my work energising, and it also allowed me to keep developing different skills. It involved everything from large scale presentations, performance, press and media, to workshops, writing / copy editing and fundraising. The team were all very driven and passionate, but also keen to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We embraced change within the organisation so we didn’t get stuck in our ways, which I found refreshing.”
“I worked at Platform from September 2007 to September 2012. i was taken on to coordinate the remember saro-wiwa project. The journey ranged from campaigning on the streets of New York to fact-finding in the creeks of the Niger Delta. I was not confined to a single department or a single role, but able to develop skills across fundraising, campaigns and research and to explore my own interests, like legal cases against corporate human rights abuses. While the issues we work on are often serious, we all enjoy what we do. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere helps a lot.”
“I’ve worked here since 1992. I can only explain it by saying that Platform is constantly being remade. The issues are very important to me, and my interest keeps being fed by new colleagues, constructively challenging each other, and the changing political contexts. Each project is very different, but we all seek the most effective and creative way of making change happen. I also like going at things from first principles. I like working by consensus. It’s very hard work sometimes. But mutual support, a cracking sense of humour, and stepping back at crucial moments is key.”
Internships and volunteering:
Platform hires interns and volunteers on an occasional basis. All opportunities will be advertised on this page. If you would like us to consider your application for an internship or voluntary position, please complete and submit this online form. In addition to these positions, Platform is developing placements for researchers who wish to explore the themes of our work.
What previous interns say:
“My time working at Platform was a really positive experience and I found it invaluable to work for a pro-active charity that saw my potential and accepted me, without ego and hierarchy, as a colleague. I found I was much more at ease to be myself and voice my views which were taken on with the same respect and validation as everyone else. I know that my time at Platform has helped me into paid employment in environmental campaigning today and I will always consider Platform as a group of respected activists, committed to social and environmental change with a good sense of humour and steady biscuit supply!”