UK100 – Network Membership Director

Ilona
05 February 2021

Reference: UK100J19


Role overview

The purpose of this role is to develop UK100’s network of over 100 local leaders, and their staff, who are committed to taking ambitious action to tackle air pollution and the Climate Emergency.


We are looking for an ambitious and energetic Network Membership Director to deploy political insight and use outstanding collaboration skills to develop UK100’s network and enable ambitious action from local leaders and their staff.


Key responsibilities

  • Lead UK100’s work that develops and manages a network of elected local leaders and their teams, supporting our members to share policy expertise and best practice, and convening them to advocate for greater local action on climate and clean air.
  • Lead UK100’s membership pledge programme that secures leaders’ commitment to ambitious action towards Net Zero climate emissions - and develop support for them to deliver against it, with regular meetings, communications and research.
  • Manage two UK100 Political Advisors to develop and deliver effective engagement across the political spectrum at local and national level, maintaining a voice for local government in the climate conversation.
  • Manage UK100’s Countryside Climate Network of Local Leaders
  • Map and implement actions that enable countryside and rural issues to be appropriately represented in UK100’s communications, advocacy and wider work.
  • Manage a “Local Power In Action” Programme Manager (to be recruited) that will oversee a programme of work to provide tailored support for Local Authorities wanting to drive substantial, tangible progress towards Net Zero and clean air.
  • Work with UK100’s communications team to deliver a programme of communication that supports and engages UK100’s membership
  • Support the development of UK100’s CRM database
  • Manage impactful projects: to time, on budget and that meet agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Ensuring UK100 is effective and successful by providing strategic input as part of the Senior Leadership team
  • Represent UK100 at meetings and public events to promote ambitious action to tackle air pollution and the Climate Emergency from Local Authorities, national Government and business.

Place in organisational structure

The post holder will:

  • Be part of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Report to the UK100 Director
  • Manage two Political Advisors
  • Manage a Local Power Partnership Manager (to be recruited)
  • Work closely with the Director, Policy Director, Campaigns Manager and Programmes & Operations Manager

Key relationships

Internal:

UK100 Director
Policy Director
Campaigns Manager
Political Advisors
Operations Assistant
Campaigns Officer

External:

Relevant business and corporates
NGO’s and partner organisations
Parliamentary and local government offices
Relevant Local Authority officers
Academics


Working Conditions

The postholder can be based in the UK100 London office, and will be expected to be flexible in the ways hours are worked. Some travel around the UK will be required.


Special Note

This job description does not form part of the contract of employment, but indicates how that contract should be performed. The job description may be subject to amendment in the light of experience and in consultation with the post holder.

Compiled by:

Policy Director

Date last revised:

February 2021


Person specification

Essential

Knowledge:
  • Strong understanding of relevant policy and politics re: air pollution and Climate Emergency
  • Understanding of the structures of local government
  • Understanding of local opportunities and challenges for action on air pollution and the climate emergency
  • Understanding of relevant organisational best practice and the systems and processes that support it.
Experience:
  • Policy Development
  • Working in partnership with others and wider relationship management
  • Working in a lobbying or advocacy role
Skills and abilities:
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships
  • Effective project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to represent the organisation with external
    stakeholders
Other:
  • Committed to the vision of UK100

Closing date:

28th February 2021 23.59 GMT

Interviews:

To be held virtually on week commencing 8th March 2021

Application details:

Please send a CV (max 2 pages) and a cover letter that sets out how you would take forward the role and what you see as the main priorities (max 1 page) to:
jobs@uk100.org

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    Andy
    12 January 2021

    Reference: UK100J17


    Role overview

    To support the development and delivery of UK100’s operations by providing key
    administrative and business support, including email and diary management, to the
    Director and Policy Director and playing a vital role in communicating with UK100’s
    external contacts. This role is an excellent entry point to the environmental sector.

    UK100 is a not for profit environmental organisation which achieved outstanding growth last year. This year UK100 aims to achieve just as much. UK100 also incorporates an equal opportunities mission, whereby it values the voices of each of its employees in order to progress in a collaborative, innovative and well balanced way.


    Key responsibilities

    • Coordinate executive communications, including taking calls, responding to emails and interfacing with external contacts
    • Manage the diary and travel arrangements for UK100’s Director and UK100’s Policy Director
    • Support the company secretary to the management and delivery of UK100 Board and Advisory Council meetings and actions
    • Manage general email enquiries to UK100
    • Drafting emails / letters to government officials
    • Perform the role of lead contact for UK100 with office management (when we return to office working)
    • Support the delivery of UK100 involvement in events and meetings as appropriate - including at party political conferences
    • Assist UK100 staff in arranging meetings
    • Prepare meeting agendas, perform research for meetings, and take minutes during meetings
    • Support and comply with UK100’s guidance on branding, tone of voice and key messages, positively contributing towards raising UK100’s profile
    • We are a small team. Ad hoc duties will thus arise, and every staff member is expected to support the team efforts.

    Place in organisational structure

    The post holder will:

    • Report to the Programmes & Operations Manager
    • Work closely with the Director and the Policy Director

    Key relationships

    Internal:

    • Programmes & Operations Manager
    • Director
    • Policy Director
    • Campaigns Officer
    • Campaigns Manager
    • Senior Communications Officer
    • Parliamentary Officer

    External:

    • Relevant business and corporates
    • NGO’s and partner organisations
    • Parliamentary and local government offices

    Working Conditions

    The postholder can be based in the UK100 London office (once we return from remote working), and will be expected to be flexible in the ways hours are worked. Some travel around the UK will be required.


    Special Note

    This job description does not form part of the contract of employment, but
    indicates how that contract should be performed. The job description may be subject to amendment in the light of experience and in consultation with the post holder.

    Compiled by:

    The Director

    Date last revised:

    January 2021


    Person specification

    Essential

    Knowledge:
    • Understanding of relevant organisational best practice and the systems and processes that support it
    • Knowledge of climate emergency and related issues
    Experience:
    • Event management
    • Diary management - preferably in a campaign or governmental (local or national) context
    Skills and abilities:
    • Strong diary management and scheduling skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Excellent communication skills and email manner
    • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships
    • Digital literacy, experience with G-suite, Zoom and Excel preferable
    • Being able to perform tasks efficiently under pressure
    Other:
    • Committed to the vision of UK100, with a motivated, can-do attitude
    • Interest in the UK political landscape, nationally and regionally

    Closing date:

    3rd February 2020 23.59 GMT

    Interviews:

    To be held virtually on week commencing 8th Feb 2021

    Application details:

    Please send a CV (max 2 pages) and a cover letter that sets out how you would take forward the role and what you see as the main priorities (max 1 page) to:
    jobs@uk100.org

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      Andy
      22 December 2020

      Reference: UK100J15


      Role overview

      To engage with parliamentarians and local government leaders (including Metro mayors) to continue the broadening and deepening of the cross-party appeal of UK100’s network
      of local leaders, and to deliver political influencing strategies that put the voice of local
      leaders at the forefront of advocacy for ambitious action on Net Zero.


      In the role you’ll be providing and maintaining high quality political analysis that supports close working with our network of local government leaders to inform and influence political decisions on Net Zero that will have impact for generations.


      We are looking for someone with strong political connections and networks, who understands government decision-making, with an instinct for aligning environmental issues with the priorities of the government of the day.


      Key responsibilities

      • To provide and maintain high quality political analysis as required for UK100 and our membership of local government leaders and their officers on issues relating to local authorities and climate, clean energy and clean air.
      • Developing an understanding of the climate, clean energy and clean air ambitions and commitments of local government leaders, particularly in politically significant marginal constituencies often underrepresented in the climate conversation.
      • To build and maintain strong relationships with local and national politicians across the political spectrum to support the communication of priorities needed to enable ambitious local action on Net Zero.
      • To inform and shape the development of UK100’s wider engagement programme with Parliamentarians.
      • Support the Parliamentary Officer in building relationships with MPs representing constituencies, particularly in politically significant marginal constituencies often underrepresented in the climate conversation.
      • Provide advice and guidance on major political opportunities and risks to UK100 and our membership.
      • Represent UK100 at meetings and public events to promote ambitious action to tackle air pollution and the Climate Emergency from Local Authorities, national Government and business.
      • To support and comply with UK100’s guidance on branding, tone of voice and key messages, positively contributing towards raising UK100’s profile.
      • We are a small team. Ad hoc duties will thus arise, and every staff member is expected to support the team efforts.

      Place in organisational structure

      The post holder will:

      • Report to the Campaigns Manager
      • work closely with the Director, Policy Director, Senior Political advisor,
        Parliamentary Officer, Countryside Climate Network Coordinator and Campaigns
        Officer

      Key relationships

      Internal:

      • Campaigns Manager
      • Director
      • Policy Director
      • Senior Political Advisor
      • Parliamentary Officer
      • Countryside Climate Network Coordinator
      • Programme & Projects Manager
      • Programmes and Operations Manager
      • Operations and Campaigns Assistant
      • Press & PR Manager
      • Digital Communications Officer
      • Senior Finance Officer
      • Finance Officer

      External:

      • Relevant local government leaders, councillors and officers
      • Relevant national government officials
      • NGO’s and partner organisations

      Working Conditions

      The postholder can be based in the UK100 London office, and will be expected to be flexible in the ways hours are worked. Some travel around the UK will be required.


      Special Note

      This job description does not form part of the contract of employment, but
      indicates how that contract should be performed. The job description may be subject to
      amendment in the light of experience and in consultation with the post holder.


      Person specification

      Essential

      Knowledge:
      • Deep understanding of relevant policy and politics re: air pollution
      • and Climate Emergency
      • Deep understanding of the structures of local government
      • Understanding of the environment of stakeholders working on
        air pollution, clean energy and Climate Emergency
      • Understanding of the workings of parliament and
        parliamentary procedure.
      Experience:
      • Experience of developing and executing successful advocacy
      • strategies
      • Significant experience of influencing policy change
      Skills and abilities:
      • Strong political strategy and tactics with excellent political
      • judgement
      • Excellent networking skills and a demonstrable ability to develop
        and maintain trusted relationships at a senior level
      • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate
        complex ideas in simple language
      • Ability to plan and organize a varied and heavy workload to
        meet deadlines
      • Ability to represent the organisation with external stakeholders
      Other:
      • Committed to the vision of UK100

      Compiled by:

      Campaign Manager

      Date last revised:

      December 2020

      Closing date:

      17th January 2021

      Interviews:

      To be held virtually on week commencing 18th January 2021

      Application details:

      Please send a CV (max 2 pages) and a cover letter that sets out how you would take forward the role and what you see as the main priorities (max 1 page) to:
      jobs@uk100.org

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        UK100 – Policy and Research Manager

        Andy
        22 December 2020

        Reference: UK100J14


        Role overview

        To manage the design, delivery and evaluation of UK100's ambitious policy and research programme that increases ambitious action by national, regional and local government and ensure that local leaders are placed at the heart of the UK’s Net Zero climate action plans.

        In the role you’ll be working with others in UK100 to deliver an ambitious programme that manages research, produces briefings, communicates best practice, responds to consultations and collaborates with stakeholders to support ambitious local action on Net Zero.


        Key responsibilities

        Policy

        • Lead on policy development, and work with others in UK100 to implement a strate
        • that supports local leaders to take ambitious action to tackle the climate emergency and
        • air pollution.
        • Lead policy development and consultation activities, including providing evidence and
        • insight to support the development of national and local government policy and
        • regulation, production of policy reports, drawing on relevant data and evidence about
        • good practice and asks of the UK Government from Mayors and local leaders.
        • Support the building of relationships with UK Government officials and Local Authority
        • officers to assist the influencing of UK Government policy including producing and
        • delivering briefings.

        Research

        • Manage UK100’s research programme of reports and briefings, ensuring that resear
        • informed by local insight and evidence and that high quality outputs are delivered in an
        • impactful way.
        • Oversee quality assurance of content for UK100’s online Knowledge Hub, working closely
        • with UK100’s Programme & Projects Manager to deliver a programme that acquires best
        • practice information and case studies.

        General

        • Scope, commission and oversee impactful projects: to time, on budget and that meet
        • agreed KPIs.
        • Represent UK100 at meetings and public events to promote ambitious action to tackle
        • air pollution and the Climate Emergency from Local Authorities, national Government
        • and business.
        • To support and comply with UK100’s guidance on branding, tone of voice and key
        • messages, positively contributing towards raising UK100’s profile.
        • We are a small team. Ad hoc duties will thus arise, and every staff member is expected
        • to support the team efforts.

        Place in organisational structure

        The post holder will:

        • Report to the Policy Director
        • Work closely with the Director, Campaigns Manager, Programme & Projects
          Manager.

        Key relationships

        Internal:

        • Policy Director
        • Director
        • Campaigns Manager
        • Programme & Projects Manager
        • Programmes and Operations Manager
        • Operations and Campaigns Assistant
        • Political Advisor
        • Press & PR Manager
        • Digital Communications Officer
        • Senior Finance Officer
        • Finance Officer

        External:

        • Relevant local government leaders, councillors and officers Relevant
        • national government officials
        • NGO’s and partner organisations
        • Consultants and academics

        Working Conditions

        The postholder can be based in the UK100 London office, and will be expected to be flexible in the ways hours are worked. Some travel around the UK will be required.


        Special Note

        This job description does not form part of the contract of employment, but indicates how that contract should be performed. The job description may be subject to amendment in the light of experience and in consultation with the post holder.


        Person specification

        Essential

        Knowledge:
        • Deep understanding of relevant policy and politics re: air pollution and Climate Emergency
        • Deep understanding of the structures of local government
        • Understanding of the environment of stakeholders working on air pollution and Climate Emergency
        Experience:
        • Significant experience in policy and advocacy
        • Significant experience of overseeing research that has
        • delivered advocacy across a varied range of issues
        • Significant experience of influencing policy change
        • Significant experience of building and maintaining effective
        • collaborations and partnerships with multiple individuals and
        • organisations
        Skills and abilities:
        • Effective project management skills
        • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate complex ideas in simple language
        • Ability to develop and maintain productive working
        • relationships and establish credibility with a wide range of
        • individuals and organisations
        • Ability to plan and organize a varied and heavy workload to
        • meet deadlines
        • Effective Supervisory, management and coaching skills
        • Ability to represent the organisation with
        • external stakeholders
        Other:
        • Committed to the vision of UK100

        Compiled by:

        Policy director

        Date last revised:

        December 2020

        Closing date:

        17th January 2021

        Interviews:

        To be held virtually on week commencing 18th January 2021

        Application details:

        Please send a CV (max 2 pages) and a cover letter that sets out how you would take forward the role and what you see as the main priorities (max 1 page) to:
        jobs@uk100.org

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