JOB VACANCY: Plant-by-Plant Campaign Coordinator – Europe Beyond Coal

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is looking to recruit a Plant-by-Plant Campaign Coordinator – Europe Beyond Coal.

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is Europe’s largest network of environmental citizens’ groups with 150 member organisations in more than 30 countries.

The Plant-by-Plant Campaign Coordinator will join our Industry team, part of the EEB’s EU Policy Unit. They will work with a range of partners through Europe Beyond Coal – an alliance of health and environmental groups working together to accelerate Europe’s transition away from coal and towards safe and sustainable energy.

The successful candidate will assist campaigners and technical experts across Europe by supporting their work targeting individual coal-fired power plants and mines.

The work consists of:

  • Contributing to our collaborative effort to phase out coal in Europe by 2030 as part of the exciting campaign ‘Europe Beyond Coal’
  • Co-convening Europe Beyond Coal’s ‘plant-by-plant’ working group, which gathers and supports campaigners targeting individual coal-fired power plants and mines in Europe
  • Supporting EU level and national groups with their plant-by-plant campaigning on strategy development, technical issues, legal and policy advice, litigation, communications and economics/analysis
  • Maintaining a campaign overview, tracking events linked to priority plants and planning for future opportunities, drawing on knowledge from national groups, technical experts and partners
  • Identifying, developing, coordinating and assessing strategies and tactics
  • Supporting policy developments at national and EU level and contribute to related activities of the industrial production team, where relevant
  • Recognising and filling needs and gaps for successful plant and mine-focused campaigning
  • Cooperating with the Europe Beyond Coal Secretariat to secure synergies/linkages with other parts of the campaign
  • Considering and flagging media and outreach opportunities and working with the communications team to develop and deliver messaging to appropriate audiences
  • Organising, consulting and agenda-setting for monthly campaign and annual face-to-face meetings
  • Assessing and reporting on the campaign’s progress and success

Qualities and experiences that are essential for post:

  • At least two years of work experience in a campaign organisation, ideally working on environmental issues, coordinating across borders and with a variety of stakeholders
  • A diplomatic approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and as part of a team
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

Qualities and experiences that would be useful for this post: 

  • A good understanding of the environmental and climate consequences of burning coal for energy
  • A relevant academic degree (additional work experience may be accepted in lieu of this)
  • A sound grasp of the operation of EU institutions, co-decision and EU environmental law and its implementation at national level
  • Ability to research and quickly understand new technical information
  • Good ability to present, in written and oral form, the key technical dimensions of relevant topics
  • Ability to communicate in other EU languages (especially Spanish, Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, Romanian, Greek and German)
  • Preparedness to work outside normal office hours if necessary and to travel at short notice

The EEB offers:

  • A monthly pre-tax salary of between €2,700 and €3,100 depending on the level of experience, coupled with various benefits: holiday bonus, 13th month, pension scheme, luncheon vouchers
  • A 3-year work contract / project-based contract
  • A great working atmosphere in an international environment in Brussels
  • A worthy cause, working for a better future where people and nature thrive together
  • An organisation committed to our values of democracy, fairness, respect, integrity and sustainability.

Application process:

Applications consisting of a letter of motivation, CV and completed questionnaire (below) should be sent to personnel@eeb.org.

Please clearly mark: “Plant-by-Plant Campaign Coordinator – Europe Beyond Coal” in the subject of your application and indicate where you saw the position advertised.

N.B. Only applications that include these three components will be considered.

Due to limited staff resources and numbers of CVs anticipated, only candidates selected for interview will receive a reply.

Place:                                           EEB office in Brussels

Deadline for Application:     29 September 2019

Interviews first round:          Early October

Proposed starting date:         As soon as possible.

The EEB is an equal-opportunities employer.

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Questionnaire for candidates for this post

In your own words, please provide brief responses to the following three questions. Your responses should not exceed 300 words per question.

  1. Imagine you are developing a campaign to accelerate the closure of a lignite-fired power station near to a major European city. What elements would be crucial to success and how would you go about planning your campaign?
  2. What are the three most important things to consider when coordinating a joint campaign as a European membership organisation?
  3. What are the most crucial moments for Europe Beyond Coal in the next two years?