Senior Communications and Advocacy Campaign Manager - Steel, London

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The Climate Group

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London, United Kingdom

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9 days ago


Our SteelZero initiative is an internationally unique approach to driving down carbon emissions from the steel sector. Heavy industry accounts for a large proportion of global greenhouse emissions and getting it on a path to net zero is critical to addressing temperature rise. Were now at a pivotal point in our campaign to achieve that as we aim to shape the global agenda on cleaner steel, and grow our footprint in North America, Europe and South-East Asia. And we have a new 12-month position to help us drive this work forward.

Were looking for someone who is experienced in using communications and public affairs advocacy. They must be adept at building effective, outcome focused campaigns that involve both business and government. If thats you, youll have the chance to play a critical role in tackling one of biggest climate issues of our time. Youll help us shape global stakeholder expectations and build the right conditions for our programme to grow in priority regions of the world. You should be highly experienced in both external communications and public affairs.

Youll also play a critical role in our multi-disciplinary, international team, enabling and growing their expertise in impactful campaigns. Join us and help to ensure that the world commits, by 2050 or before, to buying and using net zero steel.

About Climate Group

Climate Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, ensuring that everyone in our team has the opportunity to thrive and excel. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Climate Group drives climate action, fast. Our goal is a world of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with greater prosperity for all.

We focus on systems with the highest emissions and where our networks have the greatest opportunity to support positive change. We do this by building large and influential networks and holding organisations accountable.

We share what we achieve together to show more organisations what they could do. We are an international non-profit organisation, founded in 2004, with offices in London, Beijing, Amsterdam, New Delhi and New York.

About the role

This is a highly campaign focused role allowing us to maximise the value of new funding. Youll be a central part of the team, working with our Head of Industry with a rare opportunity to play a key role in changing the global view of whats possible on steel. Your role will also involve thinking on how to combine advanced communication and public affairs techniques into a focused and innovative campaign. What we want to achieve will involve both highly public moments, external PR and building the gravitas and demonstrating the thought leadership in our work. But itll also require an understanding of how to leverage stakeholder participation and behind the scenes relationships to build true influence and change.

This role requires someone with experience of advising and delivering influential advocacy and communications strategies working with business and governments or regulators. Youll be adept at building critical relationships either directly or through senior representatives and partners. Thisll include relationships with senior figures from business, global industry bodies, national policy makers, representatives of other campaign organisation, investors and other key stakeholders.

This role doesnt include line management responsibility but will require working as part of a talented international, integrated comms team. Thisll include working closely with and supporting the development of our comms manager who project manages all of our comms work on our industry programmes.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead on the development and delivery of the specific steel campaign related workstreams, ensuring that these align with the overall Industry communications strategy
  • Build and deliver a programme of activity that delivers the campaigns external affairs objectives.
  • Leverage the wider capacity, support and leadership capabilities of the wider comms and industry teams in the campaign.
  • Lead on the development of impactful messaging to drive advocacy in key markets and for key stakeholders.
  • Drive stakeholder and external engagement by establishing critical relationships with global organisations and networks both directly and in support of the profile of our Head of Industry.
  • Provide sound advice and guidance on strategic advocacy and communications activities.
  • Unlock positive and supportive action from stakeholders through building and deploying an advocacy network.
  • Helping the campaign to build critical international partnerships to extend our reach into our target territories.
  • Identify topical issues and trends on steel decarbonisation and feed these into strategic and tactical campaign activities.
  • Build internal knowledge for what is happening in the steel sector in our key markets, to shape strategies for enhanced profile and engagement.

About you


  • Experience of developing, implementing and advising on integrated communications and public affairs strategies and channels.
  • Effective influencing skills across policy and/or advocacy.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of working in or with business with experience in the industrial or manufacturing sectors being a major advantage.
  • Ability to engage critical stakeholders in highly technical content that enables effective engagement/advocacy.
  • An inspiring team player with the ability to identify where support is needed and comfortable delivering in managing good planning alongside more strategic activities.
  • Strong judgement, good analytical skills and able to present clear arguments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications for a variety of communications channels.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build effective working relationships across a range of cultural contexts.
  • Proactive and able to work independently and unsupervised to deliver tasks and achieve project objectives.

  • Experience working internationally in these fields.
  • Understanding of working with or in an NGO environment.


Youll be based in our London head office near Tower Bridge (SE1 2NQ), a 12-minute walk from London Bridge station and enjoy the benefits of flexible and hybrid working.

Our staff undertake a mix on average of three days in the office to two days from home, pro-rata for those working part-time. If you are highly experienced but not London based, please do apply and/or contact us to discuss what is possible.

Please note this role isn't being sponsored, so you must be UK-based and meet the required Right to Work criteria.

As well as having excellent green credentials, our brand new open-plan workspace offers the ultimate flexibility for your working day, whether youre working collaboratively, hosting a hybrid meeting with your global colleagues, or need some focus time in an acoustic booth or at a standing desk. The building also offers a well-equipped gym, secure bike parking and showers.

Occasional international travel will likely be required.

What we offer

Our people are at the heart of what we do and are our greatest asset. Youll be joining a global community of bold, ambitious doers who are committed to driving climate action fast.

This is a 12-month fixed-term position, which can be full-time or part-time (minimum 3 days p/w and prorated salary). We are offering a competitive salary for this role in line with our Senior Manager pay band.

We are looking for an experienced to highly experienced person for this work. Please inform us of your salary expectations in your application.

In addition to the rewards youll find from working with friendly, passionate people wholl challenge and help you grow, we offer a fantastic benefits package:

  • 25 days holiday per year, plus public holidays
  • Long-service holiday bonus of an additional day after three and six years service
  • 10% non-contributory pension scheme after three months service
  • Hybrid working
  • Private medical insurance and cash plan on completion of probation
  • Life assurance
  • Monthly wellbeing allowance plus Headspace membership
  • Paid leave for volunteering, moving house and getting married
  • Season ticket loan
  • Bike loan scheme
  • Comprehensive learning and development initiatives to help you reach your full potential

Apply now

Submit your application now using the Apply button.

Applications for this position should come in the form of a CV and cover letter, which should be no longer than one page and should include why you want to work with Climate Group and how your experience, skills and knowledge relate to the competencies outlined above.

If you need any further information, require the job advert in an accessible format, or need additional support at any stage of the recruitment process and would like to discuss the position further, please contact Nick Ringrow, Senior Communications Manager, at

The closing date for applications is 12 December 2022. Well be holding interviews on a rolling basis, therefore welcome and encourage early applications.

The requisite eligibility criteria, or work visa to work in the UK are a requirement for this position and no relocation and/or sponsorship costs will be borne by Climate Group.