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Job vacancy: Research Engagement Lead – Germany Talks Climate

The Climate Outreach team

The deadline has now passed; we are currently shortlisting applications. 

Climate Outreach is recruiting for a passionate and networked professional, for 16 months, to lead on the delivery of a high profile project, in Germany, with international impact. The researcher will be based in Germany and is expected to be fluent in German and English, and will be working on projects in various settings. 

We’re looking for an inspirational project leader with a range of communication skills who will be able to work in Germany to design and deliver this groundbreaking project. You’ll be focused on developing and mobilising climate change public engagement research understanding across German civil society and wider stakeholders. You’ll  work with our UK-based team, German partners and the Germany Talks Climate Research Assistant, who you’ll manage.

The postholder will lead on the implementation of a new strategic project called ‘Germany Talks Climate’. Germany Talks Climate is an innovative communications project aimed at enabling communities across Germany to more effectively relate to climate change on their own terms. Building on the success of the ‘Britain Talks Climate’ project and Climate Outreach’s wider global public engagement work, it will use evidence-based approaches to build effective climate change public engagement across German society. 

Salary: starting salary  £32,600.00 – £36,200 (FTE) 

Benefits: include 3.5%-5% pension (If eligible), flexible working arrangements, enhanced parental leave pay, cycle scheme and 33 days (FTE) of annual leave.

Hours: 0.6 FTE (21 hours per week)

Type of Employment: Fixed-term, 16 months contract (possible extension subject to funding)

Reporting to: Director of Programmes & Research 

Responsibility for: Germany Talks Climate Research Assistant

Location: Germany based  (remote-working)

Other: For this role, you need the right to work in the UK or in the Netherlands or in any of the EU member states.

Application details

Please send your completed application form to [email protected], with the subject: “Research Engagement Lead – Germany Talks Climate”. You may also complete and send the optional diversity, equity and inclusion form. Please do not PDF your application or send your CV.

Application deadline: 12pm BST, Monday 12 July.

Interviews: The interviews will take place during w/c 12 July. The interview will include an exercise to complete. Interviews will be carried out remotely due to Covid-19.

Start date: The role is envisioned to start in August.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Climate Outreach is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all of its employment programs and decisions. We recognise that a diverse and inclusive movement is critical to solving climate change and that we must ensure that those directly impacted – particularly those who have been excluded in the past – are at the centre of the movement for change.

We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, colour, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, and marital or parental status. We strive to recruit team members from communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice. We therefore strongly encourage applications from people of colour, women, LGBTQ people and members of marginalised communities. Climate Outreach Oxford Office is wheelchair accessible.

If you are invited to interview for the position, do let us know if you would like any carer’s costs that you incurred due to attending this interview to be reimbursed. Interviews will be carried out remotely due to Covid-19. Please contact Noora at [email protected] to discuss anything you might need to access and take part in the interview process, or have other questions about the application process.

Our values

Collaborative

● We co-design work with partners and seek to equip others with expertise and knowledge. We act in service to others and the wider movement.

● We empower each other by working closely together in a supportive manner, sharing ideas and knowledge. We actively seek to work without silos and with flexibility.

People-centred

● We put people at the centre of the climate story, rather than science, technology, finance or policies.

● We treat each other with respect – as equals with concerns, hopes and aspirations.

Credible

● We are evidence-based and research-led. Evidence is our starting point, not an add on.

● We seek to live by our values, including by reducing our carbon footprint. We know this isn’t easy but we do our best. Where we struggle, we are open and honest about that.

Integrated

● We act as a bridge between different sectors, disciplines and communities.

● We recognise that public engagement and the work we do is a part of the puzzle, along with the work by other actors in the climate sector.

Focused

● We focus on doing meaningful work that makes a difference to our mission. We seek leverage points in order to create systemic change.

● We recognise the tension between committing to our work and maintaining our wellbeing. We do not sacrifice the wellbeing of staff to this value, because we recognise that happy staff allow an organisation to be dynamic and creative.

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