Job Position

Communications Officer (Part/Full-Time, 0.6-1 FTE)

The World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC) is pleased to announce the opening of a Communications Officer role. Do you enjoy communicating to a variety of audiences – industry, academia, policy, general public? Are you keen to contribute to combatting climate change, by improving the adoption of weather and climate solutions for the energy industry?

We are seeking a highly motivated, result-driven, pro-active and fun person who will contribute to the communications and to office coordination of the WEMC’s activities and projects. The successful candidate will contribute to current projects WEMC is a leader or partner of, such as the EU H2020 SECLI-FIRM (http://www.secli-firm.eu). You should be effective at communicating weather and climate solutions for the energy industry, including designing and implementing innovative ways to communicate. Although desirable, no prior knowledge of weather and climate is required: a strong and proven willingness to learn about this field is however essential.

 

Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicate and disseminate project output and WEMC activities
  • Maintain, update and continually improve WEMC and project web sites
  • Maintain, update and continually improve WEMC and project newsletters
  • Organise and manage social media of WEMC and relevant projects
  • Contribute to project reporting
  • Contribute to events organisation, including ability to run remote meetings using webconferencing systems
  • Take an active role in the management of WEMC membership, including engagement with members and its growth targets

 

Skills (Selection criteria to be addressed in your cover letter)

  • A good relevant University degree, or equivalent experience
  • Experience of negotiating and prioritising workloads, with good organisational and time management skills plus ability to prioritise competing demands and priorities and meet deadlines
  • Be a self-starter team-player capable of self-motivation organisation and management
  • Have experience in communication of scientific/technical subjects, including:
    • Newsletter design and dissemination
    • Organisation and management of social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Website communication and content management (e.g. WordPress)
  • Proven administrative skills, including experience of organising meetings, taking minutes and follow-up actions, with high attention to detail
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • [Desirable] Have experience in:
    • Direct communication with stakeholders
    • Promoting of conferences and events
    • Fact sheet design and dissemination

 

The Communications Officer role is offered as a part/full-time position (minimum 3 days a week), initially as a one-year contract, which can be renewed upon satisfactory performance. The normal place of work is Norwich (UK). A work permit to work in the UK is required. The successful applicant will be offered an attractive working package, dependent on qualifications, experience and track record. This position offers a varied, stimulating and interesting workload, and you will be interacting with a wide range of staff, WEMC members, project partners and Academic, policy and industry stakeholders. This is a fast paced, dynamic environment that is deadline driven.

 

WEMC is an organisation devoted to promoting and enhancing the interaction between the energy industry and the weather, climate and broader environmental sciences community. WEMC is a young and dynamic organisation which was established in 2015. It builds on the growing body of knowledge and experience in weather and climate risk management in the energy industry. Its primary goal is to enable improved sustainability, resilience and efficiency of energy systems under ever changing weather and climate. With this job you will be interacting with a variety of highly skilled professionals. Additional information about WEMC is available at: https://www.wemcouncil.org

The communications officer will help WEMC to strengthen the projects it is involved in as well as its membership base, which include a wide range of stakeholders, from both the energy sector and the weather/climate community. This will be achieved via a variety of methods, from direct and mass emailing, to web content, to easily digestible technical material like fact sheets, to social media, to direct phone contact.

For further information about this role, please contact Prof. Alberto Troccoli, WEMC Managing Director, alberto.troccoli@wemcouncil.org, +44 (0)20 3286 3250

If this position sounds like you, please submit your application, forwarding your CV with a cover letter clearly explaining how you meet the selection criteria, to alberto.troccoli@wemcouncil.org. We also welcome (new or updated) applications from people who have applied to previously advertised WEMC openings. Applications received before Friday 23 August 2019 will receive full consideration. However, if the right candidate is not found by this time, the position will remain open until filled.

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