350.org is looking for an experienced campaigner to help make the fossil fuel divestment movement in the UK louder, larger, and more diverse. This is an 8-month contract position, on 5 days per week.

About 350.org

350.org is helping to build a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organising, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organisers in over 188 countries. We believe that if a global grassroots movement holds our leaders accountable to science and justice, we can realise the solutions that will ensure a better future for all.

About the UK Divestment Campaigner position

We’re looking for an experienced campaigner to help make the fossil fuel divestment movement in the UK louder, larger, and more diverse. This person will be the UK coordinator of the Fossil Free campaign, committed to empowering others and helping to build a grassroots movement that will break the links between our institutions and the fossil fuel industry.


  • Work closely with and support the work of existing divestment partners (People & Planet and Operation Noah) and allies in the UK.

  • Develop collaborations with new allies, especially outside of our usual networks, and with groups that will help fill the research needs of the campaign.

  • Identify and support local campaign leaders and organisers in developing more effective and inclusive divestment campaigns.

  • Encourage the creation of campaigns and actions to put pressure on divestment targets and raise the profile of the campaign in the country, especially considering the use of creativity, direct action and civil disobedience.

  • Create and run strategic campaigns and actions aimed at key divestment targets.

  • Help support our work with existing divestment targets, but also identify new kinds of targets the campaign could reach out to.

  • Produce relevant content (online and offline) to support divestment campaigns.

Required skills and experiences

  • 3-5 years of experience leading campaigns and organising within non-governmental organisations or grassroots networks.

  • Experience in building coalitions and making the most of the different approaches coalition members bring to the cause.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience in creating online and offline campaign support content.

  • Understanding the role of creativity, direct action and civil disobedience in campaigns.

  • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team working remotely.

Desirable (but not required) skills and experiences

  • Understanding of investment-related issues.

  • Good links into financial networks and organisations.

  • Group coaching, training, and facilitation.

  • Online-to-offline strategy development.

Position Type: full time

Application Deadline: rolling until hired

Start Date: 1st February, 2014 (flexible)

Compensation: competitive compensation based on experience

Location: this position can be located anywhere in the UK

Application information

To apply for this position, please send your CV and letter of interest to [email protected], with ‘UK Divestment Campaigner’ in the subject line. We hope to begin the interview process by 17th January, but this position is open until filled.

350.org wants to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring to the work we do a variety of approaches on how to make change happen. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone’s treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of of any ethnic background, people of any age, indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

If you have suggestions for us on how to do this better, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us at [email protected] with the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.