Platform is currently recruiting for two exciting campaigning roles – a Fossil Free Football Campaigner and a Community and Public Energy Campaigner. Please see below for full details and application packs.

 

 


 

Fossil Free Football Campaigner 

Football is steeped in fossil fuel interests. Some of the leading clubs in England are owned by states with huge fossil fuel interest, most notably Manchester City and Newcastle. Many of the largest sponsors for football tournaments have either been fossil fuel companies – such as the Total African Cup of Nations – or financiers of fossil fuel expansion – such as the Barclays Premier League. Some lower leagues are equally captive to fossil fuel interests – notably in the Highlands of Scotland, where over 50% of the teams in the Highland league are sponsored by companies operating in the North Sea. 

This project seeks to cut the ties between football and the fossil fuel industry by: working with football fans to build wider knowledge; helping fans push for changes at their clubs (such as commitments to avoid oil company sponsorship); and organising national campaigns to kick fossil fuels out of football. 

About the role

We are looking with a passion for football and climate justice to spearhead our new project – fossil free football. The project will seek to engage football fans to lead climate justice campaigns in their communities. 

Hours: 4 days per week, 32 hours per week, from October 2022 – December 2023. 

Salary: £38, 981 (pro rata) 

Location: This job will include regular travel to different areas of the UK – in particular North West England, North East England & the Highlands in Scotland. As such, we encourage applications from people based in these areas. Applications from other areas will also be considered. Platform staff must travel to the London office up to 8 times a year for monthly staff meetings. Flexible remote working can be negotiated, and our staff team currently includes people based in London, Bristol, Manchester & Glasgow.

Responsible to: Platform’s Fossil Free Coordinator

Deadline: Applications must be received via email by Wednesday 5th October 2022 at 9.00 AM

Please download the application pack for full details and instructions on how to apply. 

 


 

Community and Public Energy Campaigner.

Communities along the North-East coast of Scotland and England have been at the forefront of oil and gas extraction for the last fifty years. Their livelihoods, landscapes, culture and economies have been shaped by crude oil. They have a deep, lived understanding of being at the frontline of fossil fuel extraction and yet these communities are being almost completely excluded from climate conversations. 

This project seeks to envision, popularise and campaign to bring about a  democratic, just, and sustainable energy system for communities currently reliant on the oil and gas industry.  The UK’s offshore North-Sea wind capacity is rapidly being developed and yet the big climate players are staying silent on the issue of ownership.  If we are to avoid the mistakes of the past we must organise now for different models of ownership and control. Platform’s Community and Public Energy Campaigner will work with communities across the North East to change this reality, situating the project within Platform’s broader five year strategy (see below).

About the role

You will be responsible for project managing the Community and Public Energy strand of North Sea Just Transition work. You will bring together people across the North-East coast of Scotland and England and work with a community organiser to develop a participatory process that envisions and builds support for a just energy future for the North East. You will support the community organiser in ensuring the community workshops deliver the strategic aims of the project.

You will lead the council advocacy strand of the work convincing council staff and elected representatives in the North-East to support a democratic energy transition. Being based in the North-East will be a significant advantage but the role would also work if you were able to travel there regularly. We encourage applications from people based in the North East of England and Scotland.

Hours: 4 days 32 hours per week based on a 40 hour week.

Contract: Permanent, subject to 6 months’ probationary period.

Salary: £38,981 (pro rata)

Location: Ability to regularly travel to the North-East of England and Scotland is essential. Platform is based at Oxford House in London. Platform staff must travel to the London office up to 8 times a year for monthly staff meetings. Flexible remote working can be negotiated, and our staff team currently includes people based in London, Bristol, Manchester & Glasgow.

Responsible to: Management Group and Trustees

Deadline: Applications must be received via email by Monday 10th October 2022 at 9.00 AM.

Please download the application pack for full details and instructions on how to apply.