VACANCY: Climate Action Plan Coordinator

Please read through the following text carefully for information on our Climate Action Plan Coordinator vacancy and how you can apply.

About the role

We’re delighted to be recruiting Climate Action Plan Coordinators as part of our Green Schools Revolution. Coordinators will support secondary schools in the development of Climate Action Plans using a unique student-led approach.

In accordance with Department for Education’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy, from 2025 all schools in England will need to have a Climate Action Plan (CAP). This role will support the development of a set of good practice examples and a bank of resources to help schools across England to create and implement impactful CAPs through youth social action. To do this we will work with 24 secondary schools across three years, facilitating teams of pupils to lead the development of a CAP for their school. Climate Action Plan Coordinators will work with project managers to coordinate all aspects of the project. This includes editing and maintaining resources, independently delivering content in schools both in-person and online, working with the research team at SOS-UK to monitor reach and impact, and supporting communications about the project on social media and mainstream news outlets. Currently, we’re working with 12 schools across the UK and these roles will build on and expand this work.

These roles make an excellent professional development opportunity for a student or young person based anywhere in the UK interested in climate justice and education. We will support the successful candidate to manage their responsibilities to minimise impact on their education, and their wellbeing will be prioritised. We're not expecting applicants to know everything from day one, and mentoring, guidance and development opportunities will be provided within the role.

How to apply

Please thoroughly read through the Coordinator role profile before completing the application form. Before applying please carefully consider if you have time to take on the role without it negatively impacting your education or wellbeing.

We ask that paid staff are available for online calls a couple of times in the week. If you aren't in a position to take on a paid role we'd encourage you to consider volunteering with us instead, for example for Teach the Future or Teach the Teacher!

To apply, please fill out and submit this application form by Sunday 25th February, 11:59pm GMT. Applicants will be notified on the outcome of their application by Thursday 29th February and interviews will take place online on Wednesday 6th March and Thursday 7th March.

Equal opportunities

SOS-UK values climate justice and diversity in ability, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, class and other protected characteristics. We are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement. We acknowledge that the environmental sector is the second least diverse sector in the UK and currently experiences, needs and priorities of marginalised groups are often left out of responses to the climate emergency, this is something we are keen to address.

We have a guaranteed interview scheme for people of colour and disabled people who meet the essential criteria (opt-in - please see the application form).

Climate Action Plan Coordinator Role Profile
Last updated 
January 31, 2024