Organisation: Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)
Location: Islington, London
Position Type: Paid, Full Time, permanent
Salary: £24,000 p.a. pro rata
Application Closing Date: September 9, 2013
Interviews: W/C September 9, 2013
Contact Name: Bill Dishington
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: +44 (0) 20 7354 7960
The Environmental Investigation agency (EIA) is an independent campaigning organisation committed to bringing about change that protects the natural world from environmental crime and abuse.
EIA’s Global Environment Campaign focuses on mitigating the harmful climate and ozone layer impacts of refrigerant gases, namely ozone-depleting substances (ODS) such as CFCs and HCFCs and the next generation of chemicals, HFCs, which are powerful greenhouse gases. Our approach entails curbing illegal trade and to press for an accelerated phase-out of these gases, coupled with promotion of more environmentally friendly alternatives.
Introduced as alternatives to ODS being phased out by the Montreal Protocol, HFCs are potent greenhouse gases with global warming potentials many thousands of times that of carbon dioxide. Without urgent action to phase out their use and production, global emissions will spiral and threaten efforts to combat climate change.
In summary, the campaign seeks to protect the global environment by:
• Reducing emissions of environmentally harmful chemicals;
• Improved enforcement of international regulations on trade in environmentally harmful chemicals.
Main Purpose of Position:
The Campaigner will play a key role in assisting EIA’s Global Environment campaign to deliver a range of projects and activities, primarily related to two aspects of the campaign: the ongoing revision of the European F-Gas Regulation, and the production of EIA’s annual Chilling Facts supermarket survey.
The Campaigner will: conduct original research; represent EIA at international meetings; assist with budget management; contribute to the production of external communications materials such as reports and briefings; recruit and manage volunteers; maintain and update campaign websites; and assist in campaign and project planning, delivery and reporting.
Job Specification: EIA Campaigner (Global Environment Campaign)
Overview: The GEC Campaigner will:
- Undertake meetings with European decision-makers, in the European Parliament, Council and with key retailers in the refrigeration industry;
- Plan, design and undertake targeted research projects, and provide high quality internal reports outlining the results of such projects, as directed;
- Contribute to campaign, project and activity planning;
- Assist in the planning, writing, and production of reports, briefings and other communications materials for external audiences, as required;
- Carry out internal budget tracking for the campaign.
Range of Responsibilities:
- Representing EIA’s GEC Campaign at external meetings and event, where required and as directed;
- Assisting in delivery of specific project activities and outputs, including lobbying, investigations and EIA events, as directed;
- Communicate with relevant organisations, as directed;
- Represent the campaign to a range of outside contacts, such as politicians, civil society, and the media;
- Assist in campaign administration, as required;
- Assist in fundraising activities as directed;
- Maintaining up-to-date GEC campaign contacts databases and administering dissemination of targeted communications materials.
Skills & Abilities:
- Ability to conduct detailed targeted research projects and tasks;
- Ability to effectively conduct and analyse research projects and data, and write concise, clear and detailed research reports covering technically complex issues and sectors;
- Ability to analyse complex social, political, economic and environmental parameters in ways that inform EIA’s work and communications;
- Should have a scientific background;
- Strong interpersonal, communication and time management skills;
- An ability to work independently but also as a team member;
- Strong attention to detail;
- Fully proficient in Windows applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook and others.
- Knowledge of European legislative process desirable;
- Technical knowledge of the cooling industry’s use of HFCs and other F-Gases;
- Preferably knowledge of global climate change issues;
- Previous experience of environmental legislation is desirable.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Minimum two years experience as part of a campaigning organisation, research organisation or equivalent;
- Preferably previous experience of managing research projects and reporting on them;
- The legal right to work in the UK and ability to travel internationally.
The Campaigner will report to the Global Environment Campaign Team Leader.