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Campaigner: Ground Campaign - Climate Change and Fossil Fuels

The Conservation Council of WA is seeking an experienced, politically savvy and winning campaigner. This is a major opportunity for the right person to make a globally significant difference in climate change by addressing the fastest-growing pollution source in Australia and driving real action on climate change.

Western Australia is ‘ground zero’ in Australia’s battle against rising pollution. Gas production in WA is the country’s fastest-growing pollution source and WA is the only state with no climate policy or targets for emissions or renewable energy.

Our Clean State campaign has already achieved significant traction and we are looking for a driven campaigner to take it to the next stage of success.

Position Description:

Reports to: Campaign Director - Climate Change and Fossil Fuels
Hours: Full time including the requirement to work outside of normal work hours at times
Remuneration: Competitive NGO rates- negotiated dependent on skills, experience, and previous track record

Position Summary:

You will lead the delivery of a dynamic ground campaign under the Clean State banner, geared at identifying and mobilising constituencies from across WA. The campaign is tackling Australia’s fastest-growing source of pollution – the liquid natural gas export industry as part of a broader effort to effort to deliver stronger economy-wide climate change policies here in Western Australia.


  • Develop and lead a comprehensive ground campaign for the Clean State campaign
  • Identify and plan an engagement strategy for constituencies who usually do not engage with climate change activism
  • Recruit, train and retain volunteers; develop a volunteer leadership structure
  • Contribute to strategic decision-making for the campaign as a whole
  • Translate policy objectives and research into content that’s engaging to a diverse range of constituencies
  • Work in tandem with the campaign team to produce and distribute material in a proactive and timely manner, reactive to policy outcomes, government action and the news cycle.

Selection criteria:

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Experience with influence and advocacy campaigns, preferably in the area of climate change and/or fossil fuel issues
  • Thorough understanding of campaign, organising and advocacy strategies
  • Working knowledge of climate change science, policy, law, economics and politics
  • Experience developing and executing poignant political stunts
  • Experience working alongside, and deep understanding of, First Nations communities in Western Australia
  • Experience with community and stakeholder engagement
  • Experience in leading or delivering community organising and engagement activities as part of campaigning and advocacy efforts
  • Experience recruiting and managing volunteers
  • A positive attitude, excellent teamwork abilities, and commitment to the cause
  • Highly developed sense of ethics, confidentiality, and ability to engender trust and confidence among diverse stakeholders

To apply:

Please apply with your CV and a short cover letter addressing the selection criteria. Regardless of whether you meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. Passion, drive and dedication to climate action are the most important qualities.

The term of this role is negotiable (6 months minimum), and we would be pleased to help the right candidate with temporary or permanent relocation to Perth.

For further information about this position, or to apply, please email Melissa Wheeler at [email protected] marked: Campaigner (Ground Campaigner) application via CCWA website.

Please apply as soon as possible. The final deadline is November 4 at 5:30 PM.