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Climate Reframe Programme Manager (Part time) - Doc Society, UK

Reporting to: Climate Reframe Steering Committee (including Judy Ling Wong, Simeran Bachra, Farhana Yamin + Megha Sood)

Job Description: Are you passionate about tackling the climate and ecological emergency while also amplifying voices of people from racialized communities? Are you skilled at developing new projects, building partnerships and community representation? Climate Reframe is seeking an experienced Programme Manager who can lead and support the growth of the public presence of this group.

The Climate Reframe project highlights climate activists and experts from racialized communities working in the UK. This project was initiated in 2019 by the Doc Society with the input of researchers, campaigners and activists in the climate community and funded by Joseph Charitable Rowntree Foundation. Its initial goal was to increase the representation of racialised climate activists and experts in the media, at climate conferences and other forums through an innovative open database. Doc Society produced a list of 100 racialised climate activists and experts which launched in March 2020. A key shift for the second phase is the inclusion of emerging voices alongside established voices and that the direction of development will be steered by Reframers.

This second phase of the Climate Reframe project is intended to achieve 3 goals:

  • to expand the number of individuals on the list so as to provide an expanded representation of racialized minorities;
  • to build a framework for the amplification of the voices of racialised minorities in mainstream media and the environmental movement in the UK
  • to consult the Climate Reframe community in furtherance of the above two goals;

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This role will be based at the Climate Unit at Doc Society - the non-profit organisation that is administratively supporting the Reframe project. Please see more information about Doc Society below.

Key responsibilities include:

· Provide overall planning and coordination support for Climate Reframe and its members.

· Develop strong working relationships with Climate Reframe members

· Manage the project and ensure set deliverables are met

· Raise the profile of Climate Reframe by working with members of Climate Reframe to ensure its message is being shared at events, in the media, and through other channels.

· Identify and curate strategic partnerships with the members of Climate Reframe, and other organisations in the UK Climate and Media ecosystem to increase the awareness about the experiences and needs of racialised minorities with the aim of increasing access to training and support, and the effective provision of platforms for their voices.

· Coordinate Climate Reframe working groups as needed and to ensure they are effectively being run and managed.

· Support fundraising efforts.

You will have the following skills and experience:

Required skills and experience

· A demonstrated interest in supporting racialized communities and responding to the climate and ecological emergency

· Knowledge of the UK climate ecosystem and media landscape

· Experience in management; strong coordination, planning and project management skills

· Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and presentation skills

· Ability to have high level strategic thinking and experience delivering new projects

· Work collaboratively with other members and building consensus-based decisions

· Experience and confidence in liaising with organisations, partners, funders, and individuals

· Ability to work proactively, both independently and collaboratively with a team.

· A desire to take ownership and responsibility for their work

Desirable

· Strong understand of digital media landscape and experience in website and social media marketing

Term, salary and benefits:

  • One year contract with potential for renewal subject to successful development of the project and fundraising.
  • Part time role at £40k / annum pro rata.
  • Location: Doc Society team members are working remotely and we welcome applications from candidates based anywhere in the UK. There is an option for office working at 180 Strand in central London if the applicant is based in / near London
  • Holidays: Doc Society offers 28 days holidays (prorated) including bank holidays
  • Employer pension contribution after 3 months

How to apply:

If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please provide a CV and covering letter which should be no more than two pages. Please email us at beadie@docsociety.org.

The deadline is 10th January 2022

First interviews will be held w/b 17th January

Interviews in the first instance will be by Zoom.

Should you have not heard from us by 14th January 2022 you should assume that your application has not been successful. We will be unable to give feedback to applicants not selected for an interview.

We would like the post-holder to start as soon as possible.


More about DOC SOCIETY

Doc Society is a non-profit organisation founded in 2005 that works with the most inspiring independent filmmakers all over the world. We are a team of 25 people working out of the UK, Europe, USA, Kenya, Colombia + Australia.

Our mission:

We bring people together to unleash the transformational power of film. We stand in solidarity with filmmakers and work to unite them with new friends and allies, building new models globally. We aim to innovate, share and innovate again. A commitment to anti-racism, economic justice and climate justice is embedded in all we do and how we do it.

More about the Climate Unit:

Over the last 15 years, Doc Society has developed deep expertise in guiding independent storytellers through their production and impact campaigns journeys, regranting funding to storytellers across the globe, building regional networks of storytellers and changemakers, and advancing the field through developing and sharing of tools and resources. The Climate Story Unit brings this expertise together as a narrative shift effort to address the climate emergency.

The purpose of the Climate Story Unit is to support transformative storytelling to advance a climate just and biodiverse future. The Unit comprises of a series of complementary initiatives working towards the following goals:


  • Accelerating creative storytelling projects and impact campaigns that center the voices of those on the frontlines of the climate emergency

  • Mobilizing often ignored and marginalized audiences through bringing targeted content to them

  • Increasing climate awareness and demand for action by politicians, industries, and other targeted decision-makers

  • Strengthening the work of advocacy organizations by energizing, growing active participation, and spurring collaboration among new partners

To work towards these goals the Climate Unit is deploying three distinct activities:

The Climate Story Labs - A series of locally organized convenings to connect storytellers and advocacy communities to accelerate the best climate stories.

The Climate Story Fund - A global fund to support production and impact campaigns of climate-themed stories.

The Climate Story Kitchen - An experimental space dedicated to creating and launching new projects designed to uplift underrepresented voices in cultural conversations.

The Climate Unit at Doc Society is led by Megha Sood who is also a representative on the Climate Reframe Steering Committee.