We’re delighted to be recruiting a National Organiser for Northern Ireland to support the development of the Teach the Future campaign. The role will involve working with a diverse group of volunteers to engage a range of stakeholders including government, politicians, civil society and other sectors to repurpose education systems in the UK around the climate emergency and ecological crisis. You will work with volunteers and other student and core staff to deliver on the political aspects of the year four plan for Teach the Future. Key elements of the year four plan are integrated into the responsibilities listed in the attached role profile.
This 6-month role would make an excellent professional development opportunity for a student or young person aged 14+, who has experience of the education system in Northern Ireland, and is interested in climate justice and campaigning. 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 take-on all the responsibilities listed in the role profile as this will vary from person-to person, and to support you, mentoring, training and development opportunities will be provided within the role.
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 Zoom calls during a couple weekday evenings. If you aren't in a position to take on a paid role we'd encourage you to consider joining our volunteer team!
In line with our safeguarding policies, and to support the prioritisation of education and wellbeing in the campaign, we require that applicants under 18 years old provide parental consent when applying.
For more information on the role, please read the role profile listed at the bottom of this page.
To apply, please complete our application form by Sunday 26 February 2023, 11:59pm. Interviews will take place on 1st and 2nd March.
We are looking for successful applicants to start as soon as possible.
Teach the Future and 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.
Please note, successful applicants over 18 will be asked to have an enhanced record check.
If you have any questions about the role or would like to talk to someone from SOS-UK about applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (Campaigns Manager - Education).