Job opportunity

Countryside Climate Network Coordinator – UK100

UK100 Cities Network

Closing date: 1 November 2020

To develop and manage a network of local leaders and organisations in countryside and rural areas committed to taking ambitious action to tackle air pollution and the Climate Emergency.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage a network of local leaders and organisations in countryside and rural areas that share policy expertise and best practice around climate action, feeding into UK100’s wider programme of work. 
  • Map and implement actions that enable countryside and rural issues to be appropriately represented in UK100’s communications, advocacy and wider work.
  • Develop the shared advocacy priorities of local political and business leaders in countryside and rural areas to enable plans to be taken forward that tackle air pollution and the climate emergency with ambition and urgency.
  • To support rural local leaders in using the outputs of UK100’s communications research, insights and materials  in support of ambitious action to tackle the climate emergency and air pollution in their communities.
  • Manage impactful projects: to time, on budget and that meet agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Represent UK100 at meetings and public events to promote ambitious action to tackle air pollution and the Climate Emergency from Local Authorities, national Government and business.
  • To support and comply with UK100’s guidance on branding, tone of voice and key messages, positively contributing towards raising UK100’s profile. 
  • We are a small team. Ad hoc duties will thus arise, and every staff member is expected to support the team efforts.

Place in organisational structure:

The post holder will: 

  • report to the Programmes & Operations Manager 
  • work closely with the Director, Policy Director and Campaigns Manager

Key relationships, Internal:

  • Director 
  • Policy Director
  • Campaigns Manager
  • Programmes and Operations Manager
  • Operations Assistant
  • Press & PR Manager
  • Political Advisor

Key relationships, external:

  • Relevant Local Authority officers in countryside and rural areas
  • Business organisations operating in countryside and rural areas
  • Relevant national government officials
  • NGO’s and partner organisations
  • Academics 

Person Specification


  • Strong understanding of relevant policy and politics re: air pollution and Climate Emergency
  • Understanding of the structures of local government 
  • Understanding of opportunities and challenges for action on air pollution and the climate emergency in rural areas


  • Policy development 
  • Working in partnership with others
  • Working in a lobbying or advocacy role


  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships
  • Effective project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to represent the organisation with external stakeholders


  • Committed to the vision of UK100

Closing Date: 1st November 2020

Interviews:  Held virtually, week commencing 2nd November 

Application Details: Please send a CV (max 2 pages) and a cover letter that sets out how you would take forward the role and what you see as the main priorities (max 1 page) to: [email protected] 

Reference: UK100J9

Salary: £35,000 pro rata 3 days a week

Hours: Fixed term contract – 6 months , 24 hours per week (3 days a week)

Location: Virtual but will be office based in London in the future  


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Job Details

Organisation: UK100 Cities Network

Location: Virtual / London

Salary range: £30,000 - £40,000

Closing date: 1 November 2020

Contract type: Temporary

About the Organisation

UK100 is the only network for UK local authorities, urban, suburban and rural, focused climate and clean energy policy. We connect local leaders to each other, to business and to national government, enabling them to showcase their achievements, learn from each other and speak collectively to accelerate the transition to clean energy. We work closely with elected representatives, policy experts and grassroots campaigners to make the clean energy transition a reality. This involves developing solutions to challenges faced by each and all of our local leaders, whatever their geography, history or makeup, so as to influence national government and building public support for clean energy solutions.

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