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Campaigner: Relationships and Influence - Climate Change and Fossil Fuels

We are 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 direct lobbying efforts and manage stakeholder relationships as part of a dynamic campaign to achieve climate action by industry and government in Western Australia. 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 comprehensive lobbying and stakeholder relationship strategy, building on and activating an extensive network of campaign allies across civil society, and continuously review and adjust as necessary to ensure campaign success.
  • Lead, undertake and support lobbying and engagement with government agencies, ministers, Members of Parliament, and officials in support of the campaign objectives.
  • Manage and track stakeholder relationships across civil society, government and industry and report to the campaign team and stakeholders on opportunities and obstacles for the campaign.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and support to community organisers, volunteers, communications staff, experts, scientists, stakeholders, allies and other team members to ensure a coordinated and effective approach to lobbying and advocacy, with the other elements of the campaign.
  • Convene and activate a formal network of civil society and other ally organisations in support of the campaign
  • Maintain a thorough and detailed working knowledge of climate change policy approaches and positions of different organisations and be able to negotiate issues to deliver maximum results for the campaign.

Selection criteria:

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Demonstrated track record of success in delivering influence and advocacy campaigns, preferably in the area of climate change and/or fossil fuel issues
  • Thorough understanding of lobbying and advocacy strategy, including policy and decision-making processes in government, political parties, non-government organisations and industry
  • Working knowledge of climate change science, policy, law, economics and politics
  • Experience working alongside, and deep understanding of, First Nations communities in Western Australia
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships with stakeholders from the community, business and government, at the grassroots and/or more senior levels
  • Experience in leading or delivering community organising and engagement activities as part of campaigning and advocacy efforts
  • Highly developed sense of ethics, confidentiality, and ability to engender trust and confidence among diverse stakeholders
  • 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
  • Experience in corporate campaigning and influence, an asset

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 aid 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 (Relationships & Influence) application via CCWA website.

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