RE100 Policy Engagement and Campaign Manager

Role Description

The Climate Group is seeking a Policy Engagement and Campaign Manager to help drive forward our work to open energy markets to renewable electricity buyers, coordinate our growing RE100 campaign, and build its Membership.

The post holder’s primary focus will be to help scale up our global Policy Engagement work, working closely with the Public/Government Affairs teams of RE100 member companies, and developing and managing partnerships with local NGOs, policy influencers and policy makers, to build effective policy engagement coalitions in a number of geographies.  

The post holder will also help to grow and manage our corporate membership, develop and implement new impactful RE100 projects, and coordinate the delivery of the initiative’s core activities.

Reporting to the Head of RE100 and working within the RE100 team in London, you will be part of The Climate Group's business actions team.  You will also work with colleagues in our US and India offices, other corporate programs, communications and fundraising teams.

The role offers significant opportunity for professional development for an ambitious person with a passion for creating a sustainable future. Frequent travel may be required.

This position is initially a one-year fixed term appointment, with opportunities to extend dependent on securing funding for subsequent years.

 

About The Climate Group

Our Mission 

Accelerating climate action. 

Our Goal 

A world of less than 2°C of global warming and greater prosperity for all, without delay. 

How we do it 

  • We bring together powerful networks, of businesses and governments, which shift global markets and policies, towards this goal. 
  • We act as a catalyst to take innovation and solutions to scale. And we use the power of communication to build ambition and pace. 
  • We focus on the greatest global opportunities for change. 

The Climate Group is an international non-profit with offices in London, New Delhi and New York 

 

RE100 Background 

RE100 is a collaborative initiative uniting the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable power. Together, leading companies are sending a powerful signal to policymakers and investors to meet growing demand for renewable electricity and accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy. 

Now in its 4th year, RE100 is highly regarded as a force for positive change in Europe, the USA, China and India – and its 131 members, with total electricity demand greater than that of Poland, include global giants such as Facebook, Google, Ikea, Walmart and General Motors 

Having achieved scale and extensive geographical reach, there is now an opportunity to develop the campaign to create greater impact through targeted policy advocacy and collaborative projects. 

RE100 is managed by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP. The Climate Group works internationally with leading businesses, states and regions to deliver a world of net zero greenhouse gas emissions and greater prosperity for all. We are at the forefront of ambitious climate action. Our focus is on collaborative programs with corporate and government partners that deliver impact on a global scale. 

The Climate Group stimulates action by businesses, states and regions, bringing them together to develop and implement the policies that make change happen. We also communicate their achievements to secure global public acceptance of, and even greater ambition for, a prosperous, net-zero future for all.


Key Responsibilities

Working closely with the Head of RE100 and RE100 Campaign Manager:

  • Undertake research and external consultation to identify opportunities to influence national energy/power sector policies across a selection of geographies.
  • Proactively identify, build and drive forward coalitions with local partners to deliver focused policy engagement activities, and develop growth and funding strategies to scale up our work. This may include taking forward existing work in Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
  • Develop relationships and work closely with public affairs and government affairs personnel in RE100 member companies operating within our target geographies.
  • Support the Head of RE100 to develop and update campaign strategy as appropriate, with a focus on driving forward international policy education and engagement. 
  • Initiate and progress contact with relevant companies to recruit them to RE100, and manage relationships with a number of existing RE100 members
  • Design and delivery of campaign activities such as events, workshops, members’ participation in various events, etc. 
  • Contribute to The Climate Group’s thought leadership in renewable electricity and the broader energy transition, and identify strategic opportunities to grow the campaign
  • Work closely with our communications and events teams to develop content and coordinate timing of internal and external communications (blogs, reports, articles etc).
  • Support fundraising efforts led by the Head of RE100 and the fundraising team, with a focus on pro-actively seeking funding opportunities to build out our Policy influencing work beyond Year 1.
  • Represent RE100 and The Climate Group at events and meetings as required. 


About You

Essential

  • Substantial professional experience, including working with national policy makers, corporates and/or NGOs, ideally at senior management level.
  • Strategic thinker, with proven understanding of energy policy processes at international or national level.
  • Proven experience developing partnerships with NGOs or other organizations to drive forward shared goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build effective working relationships across a range of cultural contexts.
  • Project and budget management experience.
  • Strong research skills and ability to analyse complex policy and business content.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure to strict budgets and multiple timelines.
  • Pro-active and able to work independently and unsupervised to deliver tasks, and achieve project objectives.
  • Team player with the ability to identify where support is needed, and comfortable delivering an administrative workload, alongside more strategic activities.
  • A strong desire to develop skills and experience in line with the needs of rapidly developing campaign. 
  • Commitment to the mission of The Climate Group and RE100, and an understanding of how corporate campaigns can create positive change.


Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of renewable electricity markets and/or supporting policies at a global or national level.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with international business and understanding of key operational and commercial issues
  • Experience of working in a global environment.
  • Fund-raising experience, working with philanthropic foundations or other funders.
  • Experience with CRM systems such as Salesforce, online meeting technologies and social media. Intermediate proficiency in Excel.


Location

You will be based in our London Head Office, in County Hall, which is a five-minute walk from Waterloo station.


Terms and conditions

The role is a full-time post for fixed term period of 12 months, with potential to extend or become permanent. We offer a salary of £29,000 - £35,000 per annum depending on experience. In addition, the role holder will benefit from:

  • 25 days’ holiday pro rata, plus public holidays 
  • 10% non-contributory pension scheme following three months' service 
  • Private healthcare on completion of probation 
  • Life Assurance
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Season ticket loan


How to apply

Use the 'Apply' button to apply for this vacancy. Should you require further information or an informal discussion, please contact Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100 at skimmins@theclimategroup.org 

Applications for the position should come in the form of a CV and cover letter.The expected closing date for applications is 23rd May 2018.

The requisite eligibility criteria, or work visa to work in the UK are a requirement for this position and no relocation costs with be borne by The Climate Group.