Background

To limit global warming to 1.5°c will require rapid change to all human systems. Behaviour change is essential, but progress has been too slow. KR Foundation is funding Forum for the Future to deliver an ambitious system change project focused on developing a network of sustainable behaviour change practitioners around the globe. The project aims to dramatically increase the number and ambition of behaviour change interventions globally. Building on an existing network, we will continue building an international community of committed changemakers, together identify the best “leverage points” for collective action and pinpoint radical activities and projects to experiment.

About the role 

Your mission

Cultivate, develop and facilitate  a network of sustainable behaviour change practitioners around the globe, developing ambitious projects aimed at changing behaviour commensurate with the challenge of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

In this role, you will:

  • Design community building processes that can lead to transformation of individuals and communities
  • Build and manage relationships with a global network of people ambitious for a low carbon world
  • Coach people working on ambitious behaviour change projects on systemic mind-sets and approaches
  • Identify collaboration opportunities and support the development of projects that address key opportunities for change
  • Facilitate sessions and experiences that contribute to the sharing of learning and get to the heart of some of the challenges involved in changing behaviours in line with a 1.5 degree world.

 About you

We are looking for an exceptional community builder,  facilitator and change practitioner to join our team to lead on an exciting new project to experiment approaches to scaling sustainable behaviour. We’d love to work with if you:

  • Are able to build relationships and trust with a spectrum of different people and between different views and perspectives that span the mainstream and the margins
  • Can join the dots between the climate crisis and our individual, institutional and societal behaviours
  • Are on your own journey to live sustainably and conscious of the tensions that involves
  • Are tapped into innovative approaches, people and ideas from which to draw
  • Are skilled at imagining and designing processes for groups of people, building shared learning and leading to collective action
  • Have an interest in and experience of different ways of organising
  • Willing to work with uncertainty, tension and conflict - and support others to
  • Understand different approaches to address climate change, and knowledge of the science and politics surrounding the challenge
  • Have a strong network of relationships with people across civil society, especially related to climate change

 About the team

This post sits within the Cultivate function. The aim of the function is to build capacity for systems change through ventures such as the School of System Change and Forum’s Network of over 100 organisations from business, government and civil society. This project is part of the inquiries work stream, which has included projects such as Civil Society Futures and #OneLess. The team will connect into Forum for the Future’s other international teams and focus areas, such as the 1.5 degree challenge lab.

If you’d like to read more about our work, have a look at our field notes here and here.

Salary: £39,900 – £45,000 inclusive of London Weighting

Location: London, but we are happy to consider various flexible working arrangements.

 

Application process

To find out more details about this vacancy please read the job description.

To apply for this role, please send your up-to-date CV and a cover letter to [email protected].

You should clearly explain your motivation for applying for the post and provide specific evidence demonstrating how you meet the required capabilities as detailed in the job description. We will not consider applications without cover letters tailored to this opportunity. This information will be used to decide whether or not to invite you for interview. Your cover letter should be no longer than two A4 pages.

 

We kindly ask you not to attach or insert your photograph in your CV or cover letter, nor put your name or surname anywhere in the letter. As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we have introduced ‘name blind’ recruitment, to help reduce unconscious bias when screening applications. By removing these details from the application, it helps our recruiting team to evaluate people on their skills and experience instead of factors that can lead to unconsciously biased decisions.

 

Closing date: The closing date for applications - 11:59 pm GMT on Sunday 03 February.

Please note we are unable to respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within the three weeks of the closing date, please assume we are not taking your application further.

Once you have completed this application, we ask you to also complete our Equal Opportunities form.