Climate and Resilience Officer

Practical Action
Long Lawford, Rugby
£27,000 - £30,000 per year
17 May 2019
14 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role

We are looking for a motivated individual to join the Policy and Practice team in the newly created role of Climate and Resilience Officer. The UK Policy and Practice team provides thought leadership on the organisation's change ambitions related to Agriculture, Climate and Resilience, Energy and Urban WASH.

Contributing to our Climate and Resilience change ambition the role will demonstrate how climate technologies can help adapt, mitigate and reduce the loss and damage for the poorest and most vulnerable, building livelihoods and resilience from the bottom up.Working across the organisation you will lead to developing a stronger evidence base which will inform key national, regional and global climate processes.

You will work seamlessly across offices and sectoral remits and help coordinate and align our work to strengthen our external influencing agenda. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of Practical Action's climate and resilience work, something we are renowned for and an area of work we have great ambitions for.

About you

You will have a strong interest in and an understanding of climate change impacts in developing countries, are an analytical thinker and an excellent communicator. A good understanding of international development debates and the global climate change negotiation process led by the UNFCCC and its relationship with UNISDR, SDGs, etc would be an advantage.

You are confident at building relationships and communicating with a wide range of people and across cultures, whether that is in writing or verbally. You will possess strong time management, planning and prioritisation skills and be able to work under pressure. You will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

You will be highly organised and an excellent team worker. You will need to be passionate for the cause and able to work in a complex, multi-cultural environment.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working - these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

Our brand new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby and near to Rugby train station but we also offer free parking.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

Flexible working/hours - full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.

The opportunity to work remotely (dependent on role).
25 days holiday and Christmas Eve, in addition to public holidays.
A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment - employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.
Life assurance (3 x annual salary).
Bike to Work scheme.

About us

Practical Action is a change making organisation that works in unconventional ways. We put ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We do things differently, so answers that start small can grow big - bringing people together in bold collaborations, using innovation and knowledge to build futures free from poverty and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 26th May 2019

Interview dates: Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th June 2019