Organiser – Scotland

Application Timeline - Deadline: 17:00 / 5pm Monday 9th January

Green New Deal Rising is building a movement of young people from every part of the UK to fight for a response to the climate crisis that totally transforms our economy to deliver a safe climate and fairer society. We believe in people power, and through a combination of disrupting the political system and reaching into our communities, we plan to make the Green New Deal an era defining issue. 

As we look to 2024, we plan to deliver one of the largest youth interventions in the next election. We’re looking for someone to work directly with our campaign team to build on our existing work by supporting the development and delivery of a Scotland and SNP campaign strategy. So, we’re now looking for a savvy organiser in Scotland to help us deliver the campaign and organise a base of volunteers to take sustained action over the next 9 months leading up to party conference season. 

You will build relationships with organisers, partner groups, political allies and political campaigns. You will also gather intel and guide our organising programs to be strategic and generally support the organisation to be politically effective in Scotland including strengthening our work with GND Champions in Scotland.

Location: Scotland, must be able to access Glasgow relatively easily for day trips 

Contract length: 9 months

Hours: 2.5-3 days a week

Start date: as soon as possible 

Compensation: £34,000 pro rata

Application instructions: please email your CV, a filled out Diversity and Inclusion monitoring form, and a cover letter  (no more than 2 pages) setting out in brief why you would like to join Green New Deal Rising and what you would bring to the role to  - Please put the job title in the subject line

Key Responsibilities

  • Recruit and train organisers to engage in our campaign, maintaining an empowering, inclusive and effective regional team 
  • Build, maintain and manage key, high-level relationships with other campaign groups, organisations and political allies
  • Create sophisticated people-powered strategies to influence Scotland's political parties that utilise a myriad of tools - from strategic comms to disruptive actions 
  • Work with action teams to design and deliver safe, effective and empowering actions, including ensuring the wellbeing before, during and after for all participants 
  • Ensure our tactics always hit the right tone: causing disruption in a strategic way that engenders sympathy and polarises a majority of people towards us 
  • Respond quickly to opportunities as they present themselves
  • Work to foster a healthy culture committed to practices that centre justice, anti-oppression and equity in all our work

Key Skills and Experience

  • Commitment to the fight for a Green New Deal which is rooted in climate, economic, and racial justice
  • Have experience being involved in social movements and grassroots campaigning
  • Keen political sense, and familiarity with Scottish politics, politicians and political parties
  • Familiarity with the Green New Deal as a policy framework and political agenda
  • Experience setting strategic direction and guiding teams
  • Project management experience
  • Flexible, embraces experimentation and evaluation
  • Experience working across multiple fields (communications, organising, mobilisation, coalitions, direct advocacy) to creatively and collaboratively achieve political outcomes 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Nice to have but not necessary:

  • Relationships with MPs and organisations in the climate and new economy movement and electoral organising focused organisations 
  • Experience with partnerships and coalition work
  • Legislative experience 
  • Experience working in a youth movement and/or youth organisation

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in progressive movements and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working-class or have done so in the past.