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Queensland Campaign Coordinator - Flexible Location

Lock the Gate Alliance Limited
  • Flexible Location in QLD


Lock the Gate is a national grassroots alliance made up of over 200 community groups, including 49 groups in Queensland. Our focus is on community concerns about inappropriate coal and gas mining and we support regional and urban populations to defeat coal and gas projects and realise viable alternatives.

Queensland is one of the biggest coal and gas exporting regions in the world. Coal and gas companies across Queensland are pursuing massive expansion plans at a time when the International Energy Agency has indicated that no further fossil fuel projects should be approved if the world is to avert climate disaster.

Communities at the frontline of coal and gas projects are grappling with direct impacts of those projects on land, water and culture, as well as living with the impacts of more and more extreme weather fuelled by climate change. This role would work directly with impacted communities, as well as supporters in urban centres.

The Role - Overview

This role requires a self-motivated individual experienced in strategic campaigning, and with good people skills. The role’s purpose is to provide strategic support to garner reforms on the regulation of coal and gas mining in Queensland and to advocate on key state-wide mining issues and projects.

The campaigner will have strong writing and communication skills, and an appreciation of the social impacts of coal and gas mining. An understanding of mining regulation, and the current situation with coal and gas developments would be a bonus. The campaigner will be flexible, resourceful and demonstrate the ability to work creatively with every member of the Lock the Gate team and other allies.

The role requires self-direction and strategy development and will involve working collaboratively with allies. The coordinator will have a passion for protecting land and water from coal and gas mining and share the values of Lock the Gate.

The role requires the following skills / experience:

  • Experience in campaigning and community organising including strategy development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A passion for protecting Queensland’s climate, land and water from the adverse impacts of coal and gas mining
  • The ability to develop productive relationships and work collaboratively with a diverse set of stakeholders across the political spectrum
  • The ability to work effectively individually and as part of a team
  • The maturity and confidence to work effectively with minimal direction

The following are a bonus:

  • A broad technical knowledge of coal and gas mining
  • A well-developed understanding of Queensland environmental law and regulation
  • Experience working with the media and as a media spokesperson

The main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Implement agreed strategies to achieve reforms to protect climate, land and water from inappropriate coal and gas developments
  • Assist with the development and implementation of campaign tactics such as community events and protests, specialist research reports, media and meeting with key decision makers
  • Liaise with communities impacted by coal and gas to develop campaign strategies and executive tactics
  • Engage allies and collaborate with other organisations on agreed campaigns
  • Engage with government departments and politicians on key projects and issues
  • Act as a spokesperson in the media on state-wide projects and issues
  • Write supporter communications, such as emails and social media posts, as required to raise awareness of issues

The role is a full time role (part time may be possible for the right candidate) and can be based Anywhere in Queensland, although a regional location is preferred.

For more information or if you have any questions regarding the role, please phone John Russell on 0407 632 864 or contact via email at [email protected], using the subject line: Queensland Campaign Coordinator - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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