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Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager (0368)

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 09/11/2020
Company Name ClientEarth
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Directory Entry : Environmental Jobs with ClientEarth. We work to protect the environment through advocacy, litigation and research. We use the best scientific and policy analysis when choosing strategic directions. Our legal action, whether in advocacy or in cases before courts and administrative bodies, is built on solid law and science.
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  • Closing Date:
    9 November 2020
  • First Interview Dates:
    19/20th November 2020

About the role


We are looking for a London-based Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager to join our growing and ambitious international communications function, which includes communications, political and campaigning specialists.

Public affairs and campaigns play a key role supporting our work using the law to protect people and the planet. As lawyers and environmental experts fighting against climate change, we use a strategic approach to public affairs to influence government and politicians, and to drive change. This role will help build and deliver high impact public affairs strategies to meet our legal teams’ aims and objectives. You will need to think creatively and use the full suite of communications tools to influence a range of decision makers including government ministers, civil servants, MPs and local government officials. 

Meet your manager

You will be managed by Simon Alcock. Simon oversees our public affairs and political campaigns work across the organisation. Prior to joining ClientEarth in 2016, Simon worked as a political adviser to the former Labour leader Ed Miliband. Over ten years working in Westminster, Simon focused on a range of issues including the environment, energy and climate change.

In this role your main duties will include:

  • Developing and implementing innovative public affairs plans
  • Supporting colleagues in their public affairs and legal advocacy work, acting as a trusted advisor
  • Collaborating with other members of ClientEarth’s communications team to create impactful campaigns.
  • Building and maintaining relationships, including with politicians, political advisers, civil servants, local leaders and their advisers and other public bodies.
  • Representing and speaking for ClientEarth at political and public meetings and events
  • Representing ClientEarth in relevant national and international coalitions

See the job description (below) for a full list of duties for this role.

Role requirements

  • Experience of delivering high quality, impactful public affairs strategies. 
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of UK politics, at both national and local levels 
  • Experience of working in politics or parliament, including briefing politicians 
  • Ability to respond to competing deadlines and manage multiple tasks and priorities in a busy environment 
  • Excellent political and practical judgement and diplomacy with the ability to persuade different audiences and stakeholders 
  • Excellent critical and strategic thinking

See the job description (below) for a full list of requirements for this role.

Further Information

This role will be based in our Hackney, London office. At present all staff are working from home due to pandemic. You will need access to your own computer in order to connect to our systems.

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ClientEarth values diversity and inclusion and the benefits this brings. We aim to appoint the most suitable candidate at all times and welcome applications from people from all different backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

Please note that ClientEarth will only be able to employ those who have the pre-existing legal right to work in the UK.

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