Platform has one open vacancy at present.

Just Transition campaigner (parental leave cover)

To campaign for a just transition for oil and gas workers and a managed phaseout of oil and gas drilling, by working with climate movements, relevant trade unions, and parliamentarians. Please see Job description and Person Specification[1] for more detail on how to apply.

Hours: 24 hours per week (3 days based on a 40 hour week), flexible by arrangement.

Contract: Fixed term for 12 months. Start date by 1 December 2019.

Salary: £33,000 pa, pro rata adjusted according to need, in line with Platform’s Social Justice Waging System. See Terms & Conditions, below. 

Location: Based in our London office. Some remote working can be arranged by agreement with the line manager but the post holder is expected to be present in the office at least 2 days a week including Mondays.

Application deadline: 10.00am on Monday 14 October. Interviews will be held in Platform’s offices in the week of 21 October.

The campaign

With climate emergency declarations and the growth of climate movements, we have an opportunity to begin a managed phase-out of oil and gas drilling in the UK – while protecting the rights and livelihoods of workers and communities who depend on it. By engaging politicians from across parties, environmental movements, and trade unions, our campaign aims to redirect government support from fossil fuels to clean energy, ensure enough good, unionised jobs are created in the clean economy, and a just transition for existing fossil fuel workers.

The campaign builds on Sea Change[2] – the first study to show exactly how incompatible the UK’s North Sea oil and gas drilling plans are with climate limits. In it, we examined pathways to replacing oil industry employment with jobs in compatible clean industries, in line with climate limits. This report is co-published with Oil Change International and Friends of the Earth Scotland, and has been covered by the BBC[3], Times[4], Herald[5], and Daily Mail[6] and the National[7].

Please see the Job description and Person Specification[1] for details and how to apply.

Endnotes:
  1. Job description and Person Specification: https://platformlondon-org.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Job-description-for-Just-Transition-campaigner-2019.pdf
  2. Sea Change: https://platformlondon.org/p-publications/sea-change-climate-emergency-jobs-north-sea-oil/
  3. BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-48274440
  4. Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/214264e4-7692-11e9-9a94-9c1516913bdb
  5. Herald: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17639887.campaign-calls-for-oil-workers-to-switch-to-green-jobs/?ref=twtrec
  6. Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-7031211/UK-miss-climate-change-goal-oil-gas-extraction-plans-report-says.html
  7. National: https://www.thenational.scot/news/17641692.uk-will-miss-climate-targets-if-oil-extraction-continues-says-report/