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Head of Movement Building
the climate coalition

Job Description


Are you a skilled and experienced organiser, facilitator and coalition-builder? Someone who is creative, collaborative and action-oriented, and looking for an exciting challenge? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity.

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Head of Operations and Delivery, and colleagues across the climate movement, you will:

  • Work with members to platform collective action for climate and nature, celebrating what people are doing to drive more action & surface the public mandate for political support for more of this

  • Work to translate collective action into a new vision and narrative on climate and nature

  • Support the coalition and wider movement to achieve greater impact through coalition working, strengthening the climate movement


  • Lead the convening of members and community organisers to co-create, facilitate and deliver the Climate Coalition’s people-centred campaigns, projects and programmes, ensuring strong engagement from members and contribution to movement-building

  • Lead creative coalition campaigns to mobilise the public at scale, and demonstrate the public mandate for change 

  • Oversee the development and delivery of placed-based convening in key locations: Project Groundgame

  • Work with members and partners to develop projects and initiatives that support collective action 

  • Work with members, partners and allies to harvest, catalogue and platform stories of collective action in a way which makes the case for systems change

  • Build strong relationships with members and the wider movement, understanding how coalition work can help achieve their objectives

  • To play a leadership role within the Secretariat team, and line manage other team members

The job description is not exhaustive and you may be asked to carry out additional tasks which are appropriate to your job role, as required by your line manager



  • Exceptional leadership skills, with significant experience of facilitating effective collaboration and coalition-building 

  • Significant understanding and experience of using a suite of influencing tactics to build power and create campaign impact, including both mobilising and organising tactics

  • Experience of using public engagement campaigns to affect change

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrable experience of building and managing relationships with a diverse range of partners and allies 

  • Strong time management and organisational skills, with the ability to work well under pressure

  • A sophisticated understanding of the role of civil society and social movements in driving political, social and economic change 

  • Strong empathy and interpersonal skills, and a passion for building bridges between people and groups from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

  • Proven leadership and people management skills, able to develop team members for high performance and build a positive culture

  • Passionately believe in building power, and aware of issues re power and privilege which relate to this (EDI)


  • Experience of using storytelling and narrative to drive change

  • Financial acumen to manage budgets, understand financial statements and understand and use business metrics

  • Knowledge/experience of working in the climate, nature or international development sectors

  • Experience of working with arts and culture sector

Sometimes we all experience a bit of imposter syndrome. At The Climate Coalition we believe that imposter syndrome is a manifestation of the oppression many of us face on a day to day. We have no specific education requirements, and experience can be in a paid or unpaid context. You don’t have to tick all the boxes for each role to apply. If you feel a pull towards a specific role and believe you could make a difference we would love to hear from you!

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