- Job posted on: 6th Sep 2019
- Applications close:
Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) is the state’s peak non-government environment organisation, established in 1969. QCC works across nature conservation and climate change issues with a focus on delivering change at the state-wide level. We achieve our goals by advocating with government, engaging with the community and raising awareness through the media and digital communications.
We have a membership of almost 60 environment groups throughout Queensland, who we consult and coordinate with. QCC is governed by an Executive Committee elected by our members. The QCC Director manages a small, dedicated staff team supported by enthusiastic volunteers.
The Climate and Energy Campaigner will lead QCC’s new campaign to accelerate Queensland’s transition away from polluting coal and gas power to 100% clean renewable energy. This will be a state-level campaign with a clear set of goals and objectives, to reduce climate pollution from Queensland’s electricity sector, in line with the latest climate science.
Although this is a 12-month contract, QCC aims to secure funding to continue the campaign beyond the first year and expand the campaign budget to enable us to meet our goals.
The Climate and Energy Campaigner will report to the Director, work closely with the staff team and QCC’s member groups and allies. Some travel will be required within Queensland and interstate. Your major areas of responsibility will be:
We are looking for someone who is passionate about tackling climate change and has at least 2-3 years of experience in an advocacy or community campaigning role. Knowledge of climate and energy issues in Queensland is preferred, but not essential. This will be an exciting and challenging role that could have a big impact on the future of renewable energy in Queensland and deliver significant cuts in climate pollution. It provides the opportunity to shape the direction of the campaign from the beginning, and extend your skills in new directions.
The full selection criteria and more information about the role can be found in the position description, which can be downloaded below. Applicants who meet some, but not all, of the selection criteria are still encouraged to apply.