PPCA Secretariat Recruitment: Communications Officer

The PPCA is looking to recruit a Communications Officer who will support communication activities around the UN Climate Summit COP26, as well as endeavours and engagement post-COP and into 2022.

PPCA Secretariat Recruitment: Communications Officer
PPCA Secretariat Recruitment: Communications Officer

The Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) is a global coalition of national and sub-national governments, businesses and organisations working to advance the transition away from unabated coal power generation.

Together, the Alliance advocates that shifting away from coal power generation is essential for clean air, healthy communities, sustainable economic growth, and a safe climate. A timely transition is necessary to meet the international climate change commitment to keep global temperature increases well below 2°C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C.

Since its launch in November 2017, the PPCA has now grown to 137 members and sees increasing demands on it to support knowledge exchange and international cooperation. The second half of 2021 sees the PPCA aiming to further intensify its efforts in support of the UK Presidency of COP26 goal of ‘consigning coal to history’. Furthermore, the PPCA is already looking further ahead at how COP26 can provide a springboard for further actions to accelerate the transition from coal to clean energy in 2022, channelling momentum into diplomatic processes including Germany’s Presidency of the G7.  

The PPCA Secretariat is the vehicle for providing dedicated capacity to support the Alliance and its members, working directly with its co-chairs, Canada and the United Kingdom. The PPCA Secretariat team operates as a dedicated unit co-hosted by think tanks E3G and the Pembina Institute, who additionally provide expert analysis, advice, and administration in support of the Secretariat, co-chairs, and Alliance members.

The Alliance is recruiting a Communications Officer who will support communication activities around the UNFCCC 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26), which will be held in Glasgow, UK in November 2021, as well as endeavours and engagement post-COP and into 2022. We are seeking a dynamic individual with demonstrated experience in producing effective communications materials and can engage on delivery in a fast-paced environment.

The position is offered as a 12-month fixed term contract, ideally starting in October. We offer a competitive a salary, depending on experience and location (£34,500 - £43,500 for locations in the UK or equivalent outside of the UK).

Work activities will primarily be undertaken from home, with the potential for some office work / travel, depending on relevant COVID-19 restrictions. The location of the position is within a European time zone, preferably at a location of one of E3G’s offices (Brussels, Berlin, London), although flexibility will be considered for candidates to be based elsewhere, if appropriate. 

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a one-page cover letter and two-page CV, combined into a one document submission by 26th September. Candidates should include details on their availability for starting the role and contacts for two referees.

Please submit your documents to secretariat@poweringpastcoal.org. Please title the Subject of your email: Application – PPCA Comms – Surname.

Interviews are anticipated to take place as soon as possible after the closing date for applications via video call.

More information about responsibilities and essential requirements for the role in the PPCA Secretariat Recruitment Information Pack below.