[1]Platform is recruiting a project manager[2] for our new mPOWER project.

3.5 days per week – 28 hours approx £32,000pa pro rata (based on a 40 hour week) subject to our socially just waging system.

Revised Deadline: 10am on 25th July 2018

Please download the job description and person specification[3] with details of how to apply.

Note that the position doesn’t require any technical energy systems expertise. If you’re organised, motivated to work on the issues, and can coordinate a big project, we want to hear from you.

Platform is looking for a project manager[2] to co-coordinate mPOWER – a European Horizon 2020 funded project that seeks to empower cities to use publicly-owned energy to take greater climate action (e.g. deploying renewables, energy efficiency). The 4 year project will bring together people who work in European municipal governments and public energy companies to learn from each other and build ambitious plans to deliver energy democracy and climate justice.

mPOWER grew out Platform and Switched on London’s campaign[4]’s for public energy in London. While corporations like the Big Six have profiteered from energy, we believe that municipalities can deliver cheaper, cleaner and more democratic energy.

The successful candidate will be motivated to work towards public ownership and democratisation of our energy system, climate justice, and overcoming oppression.

Together with the project team, the candidate[5] will influence and inspire European councils and municipalities to use public energy to accelerate climate action. Normally 1 or 2 other Platform staff will also be involved in the delivery of the project.

The candidate[5] will be responsible for:

  • Helping oversee mPOWER (a multi-million Euro Horizon 2020 project), and coordinating project partners to ensure a range of deliverables are produced on time
  • Reporting on the mPOWER project and ensuring partners also report on their work
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key people in cities and municipalities around Europe, and recruiting them to our peer-learning programme
  • Project-managing learning materials, and participatory workshops and online courses on the topic of municipal energy for European municipalities
  • Engaging in the research strand of the project, in order to create the education strand
  • Presenting the project through social media content, email campaigns and press releases

Depending on the campaign strategy and the candidate’s strengths, the role can develop to emphasise some of these aspects more than others. We don’t expect you to be able to do everything in the “desirable” section of the person specification.

How to apply:

Please download the job description[6] and person specification with details of how to apply.

If you would like to discuss the role or the application process informally, email us on [email protected][7] (you can ask us to ring you!).  If you’re unsure about anything in the person specifications, please get in touch.

Application Deadline:

Please submit your application by 10am on Wednesday 25th July

We are aiming to conduct interviews on the 27th July (1st round) and 31st July (2nd round)

Photo by James Taylor

Platform strives to apply equal opportunities principles both in its recruitment and in its work. We oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of: colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexuality, marital status, religion, age or disability.

The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of how well they fit the person specification, as judged by their application materials and their interview performance.

We would particularly like to encourage applications from people of colour / black or brown people, who are currently under-represented in Platform. Where two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, priority may be given to a BAME candidate as these groups are less well represented.

Let us know if there’s any reasonable adjustments you’d like us to make in the application and interview process in view of a disability or health issue.

Due to the ridiculous and racist border restrictions in the UK, Platform is unfortunately unable to arrange work permits for applicants without UK residency.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://platformlondon.org/vacancies/solmfoct_jamestaylor-2/
  2. project manager: http://platformlondon.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/mPOWERJD2018.docx
  3. job description and person specification: http://platformlondon.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/mPOWERJD2018.docx
  4. Switched on London’s campaign: http://switchedonlondon.org.uk/
  5. candidate: http://platformlondon.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/mPOWERJD2018.docx
  6. job description: http://platformlondon.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/mPOWERJD2018.docx
  7. [email protected]: mailto:[email protected]