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Climate & Energy Campaigner

Employer: Queensland Conservation Council
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Environment & Sustainability, Green Energy
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 06 September, 2019.
Applications close: 25 September, 2019.

  • Salary: $76,473 per annum, plus 9.25% superannuation and 17.5% holiday leave loading (SCHADS Level 5.1)
  • 12-month contract, with opportunity for extension
  • Lead an exciting new campaign to tackle climate change

A Bit About Us

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 Role

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:

  • Develop campaign strategy
  • Mobilise supporters
  • Implement campaign tactics
  • Work cooperatively with campaign partners
  • Raise the profile of the campaign
  • Persuade decision makers
  • Project management & fundraising

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.

How to apply for this job

QCC aims to be as diverse as the country we are trying to protect and is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please email your application to, using the subject line: Climate and Energy Campaigner application via EthicalJobs.

Applications should be received by 5pm Wednesday 25th September, 2019. Interviews will be conducted in the following two weeks.

Applications must include:

  1. A letter addressing the selection criteria (3 pages or less)
  2. A copy of your curriculum vitae, including contact details for two referees.

For more information about QCC, visit our website:

To discuss the position please call Louise Matthiesson, QCC Director ph 0406 041 428

Supporting materials  QCC Climate & Energy Campaigner PD 2019.pdf