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Reference: 77022

Date Added: 13 January 2021
Closing Date: 8 February 2021

Job Title: Senior Communications Adviser: Trade and Climate Change

Working For: Trade Justice Movement

Location: London

Salary: £38,445

Job Details

Following the Brexit vote, trade policy is a government priority, & has received significant public & media interest. The UK has an opportunity to develop trade policy which supports the fight against climate change but proposed trade deals risk undermining climate goals.

There is no strategy to ensure UK deals are aligned with climate objectives. TJM has developed proposals that could allow this to happen. This role will help us use of our resources to ensure achieve a high profile in media & civil society debates. 

About the role

The Senior Communications Adviser's role is to raise the profile of TJM's work on trade & climate change:

• Develop a strategy to build our reputation for strong expertise
• Lead TJM’s communications
• Convene a network of partner organisations
• Support influencing work within key civil service departments

Working with a small team, you will need a strong ability to develop innovative approaches, manage your time & be proactive in developing networks. This is an exciting opportunity to make an impact as the UK develops its independent trade policy & hosts COP26.

Role Description

Trade & Climate Communications Strategy
• Develop TJM’s strategy for communications with the media & civil society organisations in this area

Delivering Communications
• Lead the delivery of TJM’s communications on trade & climate change
• Build TJM’s media profile & networks
• Establish effective communications with member & partner organisations
• Maintain TJM’s web content on this issue

Convening Civil Society Organisations
• Provide opportunities for CSOs to collaborate & advocate in this area
• Organise seminars & briefing meetings for TJM members
• Work with the Senior Adviser to engage with existing climate forums

Institutional Engagement
• Develop and maintain relationships with key UK civil service departments
• Where appropriate, identify & engage with other international institutions, such as the WTO, UN or OECD
• Work with team members to respond to other opportunities to engage including consultation responses
• Track preparations for COP26 and highlight opportunities to influence the process, as well as the UK’s broader trade & climate policies

Closing Date: 8 February 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Closing time: 9am Interviews will be held on 16th February by Zoom, and candidates should keep this day free. We aim to invite candidates to interview by close of play 9th February.

Application Details

Applications should be sent by email to Ruth Bergan at recruitment@tjm.org.uk. It should include a 2-page CV, including qualifications and employment history, a 2-page covering letter outlining how you meet the key competencies outlined in the recruitment pack, & an equal opportunities monitoring form.

Full details of how to apply can be found here: https://www.tjm.org.uk/jobs

Applications should be sent by email to Ruth Bergan at recruitment@tjm.org.uk. 

Website: https://www.tjm.org.uk

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